Upper Midlands JUCO Forecast: Part 2

The nation's top junior college prospects put a lot of focus in recruiting this time of year, as they do what they can to graduate early and make it to the FBS level as an early enrollee. We take a look at what schools are in good shape to receive positive news.

Junior college prospects around the nation are beginning to make their college choices, as they look to finish the process before their season begins. Many of them can sign in December so it's important that they begin to come to some conclusions as the season nears.

The top junior college prospects in Kansas and Iowa are focused on in this report, and where they could end up this time next year.


DE Timmy Hamilton. If he visits Arizona, I would probably re-think my pick, but for now I'm going to ride with Iowa State being the school Hamilton chooses. He's got an official visit planned to Ames for the end of this month and I expect them to blow him away.

DT Bobby Leath. I think the serious threats for him are Arkansas, Iowa State, and Missouri at this point. He plans to visit all three, but I'll side with the Coffeyville to Arkansas connection on this one.

CB Wesley Bailey. He's got some issues to take care of off the field, and once that gets settled, his offer sheet could receive a major boost. Look for Texas Tech or California to pull the trigger on him at some point if that scenario plays out, and a commitment would come soon thereafter.

WR Dominique Reed. He's another one that could wind up in the hands of Arkansas with an offer, which could be coming soon assuming everything checks out off the field.


WR Brandon Snell. He's currently a soft commit to Utah but I do not expect him to sign there. Of the schools that have offered, Iowa State has the best chance to flip him, but it may be a program that has yet to offer that pulls it off, specifically Arizona State or Washington.

OT Jarek Smalley. The large future left tackle gave his verbal pledge to Kansas and will be a Jayhawk in the future.


LB Josh Williams. He was expecting to be a 2015 recruit, despite already being an NCAA qualifier. Instead, Arkansas gave him a late offer and he is now enrolled in Fayetteville.


TE Andrew Davis. He committed very early on to Illinois over Texas, and it is a solid pledge for the Illini.

DB Charlie Rogers. Illinois and Minnesota might be the perceived favorites for the former Iowa State safety, but I'm going to go off the grid a bit and pick Utah State as the destination for where Rogers will sign. He has admitted that going to a bigger school isn't a top priority for him and he has been enamored with the Aggie defensive scheme and success.

WR Paul Harris. It's still a bit early for the former Tennessee wideout but Louisville has surged ahead at this point, for his services.

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