DE Jonathan Bullard Profile
The Crest High School [Shelby, N.C.] senior continues to weigh his options
-- Clemson, South Carolina and Florida.
"It's a hard choice. I've been to all of them multiple times," he said.
"I've kind of got a feeling that one of them, as far as my personality
fits a little bit better there. Overall, it's pretty tight."
Bullard plans to announce his decision next Wednesday, Dec. 21. And he has
an idea of which school it will be.
This week, the No. 13 defensive end in the class of 2012, is rooming with
Carlos Watkins, a four-star defensive tackle, who's committed to
Both Watkins and Rhaheim Ledbetter, a Florida commitment and high
school teammate, have put in their time recruiting Bullard.
"I've got every class with [Rhaheim]. He lives five houses up the road
from me…I'm rooming with Carlos, so all I've heard is Clemson, Clemson,
Clemson," Bullard said.
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney had his in-home with Bullard on
"Basically, the message was that Clemson wanted me. They're getting to be
a great team. They feel they need a few more pieces and they feel I can
come in," Bullard said.
He added, "They've got a young team. Great athletes, overall. A great
class came in last year. Right now, they're on their way to another good
one this year. [Swinney] said they're a few steps away from being where
they need to be overall -- I could help them get a little closer."
South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier will do an in-home visit
for Bullard this week while he's in Spartanburg. The timing of the visit,
Bullard said, is for his mom.
"It's not just all about me and straight football," Bullard said. "She
just wants to get to know him a little better."
Gamecock defensive line coach Brad Lawing stopped by last week.
"They just need a few more pieces. [Lawing] said he felt like I could be
one of those pieces," Bullard said.
The 6-foot-4, 250-pound defensive end shared a few thoughts on the three
schools he's considering.
Clemson: It's a family atmosphere every time I go. I feel
comfortable with the people there. They're a great team, a young team. I
feel I can come in and join part of the family.
South Carolina: I feel like they haven't lied to me. They've been
telling me the truth. They came straight up and told me, Clowney's going
to play. I liked that. It just showed me, when I get there, they're going
to be straight up. That's how I want it.
Florida: The coaching staff, my position you have Dan Quinn
and Bryant Young. That's real good. That's a lot of NFL experience
for the next level, which I'm trying to do after the next level.
Crunch time for Bullard
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