Jasiah Provillon (photo by Brian Dohn)

New Jersey No. 3 WR Jasiah Provillon talks ACC, SEC, Big Ten

IRVINGTON, N.J. -- Receiver Jasiah Provillon breaks down his recruitment.

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Louisville recently offered. So did Mississippi State

Maryland and Penn State and Syracuse are also recruiting Irvington High receiver Jasiah Provillon, who holds double digit offers and is sorting through his recruitment.

He made a recent visit to Penn State, but is the 6-foot-2, 177-pound Provillon close to a decision?

"Not really," he said. "Maybe I will (decide) signing day."

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Plenty of things can change between now and Feb. 7, so Provillon's recruitment could go in many directions.

However, one of the schools he knows the most about is Penn State, where he recently visited.

"It was great. As soon as we walked in, the coaches were showing love," Provillon said. "Right from the start, they had energy and they were happy to see everyone."

Provillon's main recruiter is assistant coach Ricky Rhane, so the visit gave an opportunity for receivers coach Josh Gattis to make a mark.

"He's a cool guy," Provillon said. "He's understanding. He has regular conversations with you."

Provillon described the feel of visit as comfortable. 

"It's quiet," he said. "Everybody is friendly and they upgraded everything. The coaches and the chairs felt good. You can just chill and talk."

Maryland is also showing Provillon a lot of attention. 

"I speak to coach (Matt) Barnes, the linebackers coach, and I ask questions about the offense," Provillon said. "I ask about what they usually run, what they do. He doesn't have a system. He said coach (D.J.) Durkin just wants to get the ball to the play-makers. So, if I'm at the 'x' and I'm a play maker, he is trying to find a way to get the ball in my hands."

Syracuse is using receivers coach Kim McCloud and defensive line coach Vinson Reynolds to recruit Provillon, but he is only learning about the program.

"They tell me about Amba Etta-Tawo , the receiver who had about 100 receptions," Provillon said. "They tell me how the head coach (Dino Babers) loves wide receivers, and they want to get the ball to the wide receivers, and that is his favorite position."

For Provillon, learning more about programs and developing relationships with coaching staffs is important in the coming months, and that is where his recruitment stands with Louisville and Mississippi State.

"I just started speaking to (Louisville assistant) coach (Kevin) Elliott, at the beginning of February," Provillon said. "We talk about three times a week on the phone, through texts, and he just wants to get to know who I am, my personality, and those kinds of things. He tells me about the offense, and I like the uniforms."

Mississippi State is another program Provillon knows little about, but is eager to learn more. His contact is quarterbacks coach Brett Elliott.

"We've been talking about recruiting, and he is trying to tell me more about the program," Provillon said. "I don't know anything about them. I looked up the website, and it said they just built new facilities, but that is it."

As the spring unfolds and schools continue to evaluate Provillon, he believes coaches will see advances in his game. 

"My speed. Burst, flat-out speed," he said. "I needed to show I could get away (from a defense). If I can get that extra gear, I could be great."


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