Auburn pursuing No. 5 RB Khalan Laborn

Last year, Khalan Laborn named a top five. While those schools are still heavily in the mix, he's opened things back up and considering everyone. The Virginia Beach (Va.) Ocean Lakes standout gave Scout the latest.

Last fall, Khalan Laborn named a top five of Florida StateGeorgiaNorth CarolinaOhio State and Virginia Tech. However, that's no longer the case.

"Everything is open and there are no top schools for me right now," said the 5-foot-9, 195-pound Laborn. "I just felt like I needed to kind of slow things down."

Despite the fact that those are no longer his top schools, all five have continued to pursue Laborn aggressively. West Virginia and Tennessee have also been showing a lot of interest.

Along with the aforementioned schools, Laborn's offer list includes AlabamaAuburnFloridaLouisvilleMiamiMississippi, UCLAPenn State and many others.

While schools from across the country have offered Laborn, there's one school he hopes will pull the trigger in the near future.

"USC is a school I'm really interested in and I'd love to here from them," he said. "They're a school I've always liked. Some of my favorite running backs -- Reggie Bush and Joe McKnight -- went there.

"It's also just a great program. My coach is going to reach out to them for me soon. If they were to offer, it would be a game-changer and they would be one of my top schools."

A few of his most recent visits were last fall to Tennesseee and Florida State and he gave a quick thought on each school. 

Tennessee: "I get a long really well with (running backs) coach (Robert) Gillespie and I also like coach (Butch) Jones," Laborn said.  "I just get a good vibe from them and I like the way they play."

Florida State: "Coach (Jimbo) Fisher is a good coach and I get along with him very well. I also like (running backs) coach (Jay) Graham. I'm actually visiting there this weekend and am looking forward to talking to the coaches.".

The last place he visited was Virginia Tech a few weeks ago,

"I like everything about the school," Laborn said. "Everytime I go to Blacksburg, I have a good time. I also enjoyed meeting and talking to the new staff."

Besides Florida State this weekend, Laborn will go to Florida the third week of March and then Alabama on April 6-9.

"I'm excited about the trips," he said. "I'll finally get to visit those two schools. I'm looking forward to meeting all the coaches and learning about the academics at the schools."

Laborn plans to make his decision on June 1, which is his birthday.

He finished his junior season with 206 carries for 2,278 yards (10.8 yard per carry) and 32 touchdowns.

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