Cowbells Ringing

The only one of Ferlando Bohanna's favorites that he's already been to is Mississippi State. He attended the Bulldogs/LSU game on Sept. 26 and will see Alabama visit on Nov. 14. "I like the coaches at Mississippi State a lot," Bohanna said. "The linebacker coach (Carl Torbush) is a great guy and they've got one senior and two junior linebackers there, so that's a pretty good depth chart..."

Ferlando Bohanna, the 6-foot, 235-pound three-star linebacker from Whitehaven High School in Memphis, Tenn., says not much has changed since the last time we spoke with him.

"I'm still looking at the same schools," Bohanna said.

Bohanna, ranked as the No. 26 middle linebacker in the country by Scout.com, still favors Southern Miss, Middle Tennessee, Mississippi State, Clemson and North Carolina. All of his favorites have offered.

"They're all even," he said. "After the season I'll start to narrow things down. I'd like to commit by Christmas time, so I'll probably only get a few trips in."

He hasn't taken, nor has he scheduled any official visits yet.

The only one of his favorites that he's already been to is Mississippi State. He attended the Bulldogs game versus LSU on Sept. 26 and will also be in attendance when they take on Alabama on Nov. 14.

Bohanna says the Bulldogs are recruiting him the hardest.

"I like the coaches at Mississippi State a lot," he said. "The linebacker coach (Carl Torbush) is a great guy and they've got one senior and two junior linebackers there, so that's a pretty good depth chart.

"It gets crazy there during the games," he said. "All you hear is cowbell.

"But I think it's a pretty good school overall," he said about the Bulldogs.

Another in-state program that Bohanna is considering is Southern Miss. "They've got a new staff and that's a plus," he said. "They're still coming up and I think things are looking good there.

"It could be a good opportunity to come in and play," he said. "The tight end coach was at my school last week. They really want me."

Another coach that was at Whitehaven High School last week is LSU running back coach Larry Porter. "They've been recruiting me a little," he said about the Tigers. "But they haven't offered."

The one school that Bohanna admits he knows the least about is Clemson. "I know they are playing good right now," he said. "But I'm still learning about them. I need to find out what their depth chart is like."

One thing that North Carolina has going for it is that Bohanna's former teammate, Gene Robinson, is a freshman defensive back for the Tar Heels. "That's definitely a plus," he said. "He really likes it, but he's not trying to persuade me to go there or anything. He just says to do what I think is right."

Bohanna admits that his family will help him with his decision. "They'll be involved and help me compare everything," he said.

. "But it's probably just gonna be about my gut and what feels right," he said.

Whitehaven High School is 8-2 and they start the playoffs this Friday, Nov. 6, against Germantown.

Bohanna reports a 2.5 core GPA and took the ACT on Oct. 24. He says he's already scheduled to take it again in December.


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