“I believe I’m up to 26 (offers),” Telfort said.
Telfort’s Miami (Fla.) Gulliver Prep squad has started spring practice and on Thursday they will go to shells (shoulder pads and helmet) before donning the full pads the following week.
Despite not being in full pads, Telfort (5-10 ½, 191, 4.41) has already had a few coaches stop by to see how he looks in person.
“I had Michigan in (Tuesday) and it was the offensive coordinator (Calvin Magee),” said Telfort. “He was just telling me how Michigan is a great place but he would rather let the place speak for itself if I visit. Then Stanford sent its linebackers coach (Andy Buh/Co-Defensive Coordinator) and he was here pretty much all day Monday along with a coach from Michigan State.”
One of the schools Telfort is hoping to get a visit from during the spring is LSU. He said he hasn’t heard from anyone since shortly after the Tigers won the national championship but that hasn’t affected his interest in the Tigers.
“Of course, I’m still interested,” he said. “They are national champs and I heard their facilities are great. I heard it is a great school to go to and you really can’t beat Louisiana as a place to live for the next four years of your life.
“I heard the atmosphere down there is great and they cook great catfish down there,” Telfort added with a laugh. “I come from a country family so anything dealing with the South is great.”
The nation’s 5th ranked weak side linebacker had hoped to visit LSU in early June but there has been a change in plans that forced him to put things on hold.
“I was supposed to visit in June but my school actually scheduled a 7-on-7 tournament so that trip got canceled,” he said. “We should be able to make it down at some point and I hope we do because I really want to see the campus. If we do it will have to be in the beginning to the middle of summer because after that it will be all training for our regular season.”
At this point in the process, Telfort said three schools are showing him the most love but he isn’t allowing that to influence him too much.
“Really, the schools that have been showing me the most attention are USC, Florida and Notre Dame,” he said. “As of now, I don’t really have any favorites and I probably won’t begin to narrow my list down until after I take my officials because I want to give everyone a chance and make sure I make the right decision on which school I choose.”
Telfort hasn’t decided which schools he would like to visit just yet but he has a plan he hopes to follow through on that will allow him to see as many places as possible.
“All of the schools that are far way like the California schools I will probably save for my officials,” he said. “The ones that are closer I will try to take a road trip to see them.”