Duke, NC State and South Carolina main contenders for OG Jovaughn Gwyn

BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Charlotte (N.C.) Harding University offensive guard Jovaughn Gwyn has been one of the hottest prospects in the Atlantic/East Region over the past few months and he spoke with Scout at The Opening Finals.

Jovaughn Gwyn's stock is soaring on the recruiting trail.

Despite several scholarship offers and accolades, Gwyn has not gotten caught up in the attention.

"It's just about me being humble," said the 6-foot-3, 290-pound Gwyn. "I stay focused on what I need to know and who I do it for, which is parents, who are out here with me this week. They always have my back and I'm going to be respectful to them."


NC StateDuke and South Carolina are Gwyn's top three schools and he gave a quick thought on each.

NC State: "I feel very connected to the coaches," Gwyn said. "I'm always talking to coach (Dave) Doeren and he always checks up on me. I'm also always talking to (offensive line) coach (Dwayne) Ledford. And when I went up there to visit, I connected well with the players. The coaches and players relationships are really good there, too."

Duke: "The biggest thing with Duke is the educational part. I also like coach (David) Cutcliffe and he's a smart coach. And I like (offensive line) coach (Marcus) Johnson.

South Carolina: "I like their (offensive line) coach (Eric) Wolford. He just came from the NFL, so he has that experience. Also in talking with their players, they've told me how much he's helped improve their games in only a few months."

Gwyn is unsure when he will make his commitment. However, he knows what he is looking for at the next level.

"The most important thing is family atmosphere," Gwyn said. "The relationships the players have with each other and relationships the coaches have with each other is also important. And how they all get along together."

Scout Southeast Recruiting Analyst John Garcia Jr. provided quotes for this story.

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