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Four-star Safety K.J. Jarrell Planning Official Visits

The No. 5-rated safety in the West Region has a big unofficial visit lined up for this weekend and is eyeing more recruiting stops in the coming months...

K.J. Jarrell is holding off until after the season to take any of his official visits, but he's got a big stop planned for this weekend.

The four-star safety from Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro told Scout.com he is set to be in Los Angeles on Saturday to see USC, which offered this past summer, in action.

"I'm taking a visit to USC this weekend to watch the game against Colorado," Jarrell told Scout.com. "I wanted to get around the coaches again and chop it up a little bit, see a game atmosphere at the Coliseum and see how they coach, too.

"I would say they are one of the top three teams recruiting me most aggressively. They have been staying in my ear and talking to me about every other day and I've been in contact with multiple members of that staff. I have a bye next week (when they are in Arizona) but they told me they definitely want to come out and see me play at some point."


The other schools pushing hard lately have been Arizona StateCalifornia, Colorado and Nebraska, Jarrell said. The Sun Devils have the advantage in proximity and the lanky prospect has been able to attend several games while continuing the day-to-day dialogue with three teammates that are committed to the program.

"I've been talking to several members of that staff as well, mostly coach (TJ) Rushing," Jarrell said. "I'll probably go to another game soon and I've already been to two this season. I have gotten to see them get better as a team and they are doing well this season."

Jarrell hopes to narrow things down and then take official visits to his top schools. First, he admitted he has to "cross off" a few options, though several have positioned themselves nicely in recent months.

"I haven't been to Cal yet, but I plan on visiting soon," Jarrell said. "I don't know when -- it's all based on my own schedule. If I do take an official there, it will be after the season. I have already talked to the coach a little bit about that.

"With Colorado, my team went out there to play Valor Christian to start the season and I got a good look at the campus because we practiced there. I really liked it. I have always had a good connection with the coaches and really like them. I like the town and like what I've seen from a football standpoint this year, too. It would be another opportunity for me to play early."

The Cornhuskers reached out earlier this week to gauge their standing as well.

"I have had a great connection with the coaches since I first met them and they've been staying in contact with me," Jarrell said. "Coach (Mike) Riley called me the other day to talk about a potential visit, so we'll see how it goes."

Washington is another school that shouldn't be discounted, though there hasn't been as much contact recently as before. Jarrell said he has been talking to former teammate Byron Murphy about everything.

Check out clips from Jarrell's senior season in the video below:


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