JCFootball.com Recruiting Blog - 7/11

It might be a quiet period on the recruiting trail as coaches and players are getting ready for the start of training camps early next month, but that doesn't mean it's absolutely silent. Here is a look at what has been going on with several JUCO prospects, including two players who have opted to sign with four-year schools and will enroll at those institutions shortly...

Butler OL Quinton Schooley - Schooley didn't play for the Grizzlies last season as he was forced to sit behind several top players at the position. However, with his outstanding size and athleticism, he already had several schools, including Memphis, Southern Illinois, Illinois and Boise State looking his way. North Carolina State was the most aggressive and, JCFootball.com has been able to confirm that Schooley has signed with the Wolfpack and he will enroll there shortly. He is probably a better fit inside, but he has good feet and long arms which make him a good fit outside if necessary.


Trinity Valley OT Charleston Antwine - Antwine informed JCFootball.com that he intends to enroll at Western Kentucky later this month. He was offered by the Hilltoppers for this year "about a month ago", but he wanted to wait to make his decision. He recently told the WKU staff he wanted to commit and they have told him he has a spot waiting for him. In addition to his offer from Western Kentucky, Antwine had a full ride from Illinois for the 2014 class, but he said he didn't want to wait. Antwine, like Schooley, will have four years to play three starting this fall.


College of the Siskiyous RB Aaron Williams - If it weren't for the fact that he took a back seat to one of the most productive JUCO tailbacks (Christian Reyes who signed with Charleston Southern) in the country last season Williams would likely be one of the most talked about returning runners in the nation. Even with limited carries as a freshman last fall, Williams still managed to rush for 485 yards and five touchdowns and with his outstanding size (6'1", 220) and speed (4.4), he's already been hearing from schools like Maryland (his home state, Colorado, Utah, Cal and Iowa State as well as a bevy of smaller schools. Expect him to put up big numbers this fall behind a very good offensive line for the Eagles.


Nassau OT Chad Mavety - Mavety has long been regarded as one of the top JUCO prospects, regardless of position, in this year's class. Schools from all over have offered and he's seemed to start to narrow things down, scheduling official visits to Florida State (7/19 - 7/21) and Ohio State (11/22 - 11/24) and taking unofficial visits to Rutgers and Alabama and working to re-schedule an unofficial visit to see Syracuse. Mavety has been pretty methodical in the decision-making process and hasn't officially named a leader or leaders, but you can bet that the schools he's visiting now will be in it until the end for his commitment.


Fort Scott DT Abu Lamin - Lamin, another top JUCO prospect, will officially visit Arkansas and it appears that the Razorbacks may have started to pull away from the rest of the pack for the talented interior defensive lineman. Word is that he plans to officially visit Florida during the season for a game and will have two more to plan (he already visited South Carolina back in June) before he makes his decision. Lamin did not play for the Greyhounds last fall, opting to redshirt, so he is one of those rare top JUCO prospects that will have three years to play three wherever he winds up.


College of the Canyons DL Loni Fonua - Fonua is an ideal nose tackle prospect and with his size (6'1, 310) and outstanding strength, he's already attracted attention from schools like Oregon State, Colorado State, San Diego State, UNLV and Eastern Michigan among others.


Iowa Central DT Kyle Terlouw - As a freshman in 2012, Terlouw saw action in the Triton defensive line rotation and totaled 12 tackles, but this season he's expected to be one of their best players. He's been hearing from schools like Minnesota, Southern Illinois and Kent State, but is still waiting on his first offer.


Georgia Military LB JaKevin Jackson - Jackson totaled 27 tackles, one sack, one tackle-for-loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one interception as a freshman. Jackson has three early offers -- Kansas State, Cincinnati and West Virginia -- and schools like Texas Tech, San Diego State, South Florida and North Carolina State have been rumored to be close to extending offers as well. He is working on setting up official visits to the three schools that have offered him and could be making a decision at some point during his season.


Southwest Mississippi LB Clarence O'Quin - Even though he isn't the biggest player out there, O'Quin has the ability to make plays all over the field due to his instincts and speed (4.5). He totaled 23 tackles and one tackle-for-loss as a freshman, but this year should see those number increase quite a bit. He's gotten early looks from Southern Miss, Baylor and Texas State, but he's still waiting on his first offer.


Mt. San Antonio S Elisha Henley - Henley totaled 39 tackles, two tackles-for-loss and one pick as a freshman in 2012 and he'd be a great fit at strong safety, but he could easily play free safety in the right system. He already has seen a lot of interest from Boise State, Nevada, Oregon State, Colorado State, Utah, Tulsa and San Jose State.


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