Menzie Down to Four

Who is going to be for Dequan Menzie? A school some felt was high on his list has been eliminated and he is set to take three official visits later this month. He talks finalists, visits, and more.

"I have some good offers to choose from and I am down to Alabama, Ole Miss, Georgia, and North Carolina," Menzie said. "Those are the schools I am looking at now and I will visit three of those in January."

The only one out of the four he has visited officially so far is Ole Miss. His visit to the Rebels was a nice one.

"I have kind of gotten used to Mississippi because [I attend] Copiah-Lincoln Junior College, so I liked it over there at Ole Miss. I got to spend some time with Houston Nutt and I met all of the coaches and their families while I was there. They have a good coaching staff and they were all real cool guys."

Next up for the 6-foot, 185-pound corner is North Carolina. He will visit them on January 15, then Alabama on January 22, and Georgia will get his final visit.

"I don't have the one to Georgia set totally yet, but I know they will be the last school I visit. It might be on the 29th of January, but I still need to talk with them about that."

He has never been to Chapel Hill before, but he has been to Tuscaloosa and Athens for unofficial visits. He had a good time at each.

"Alabama was the very first school I visited and everything about them stood out to me," admitted the four-star prospect originally from Columbus (Ga.) Carver. "I had never been to a college campus before, so when I got to Alabama for their Junior Day last year I could not believe what it was like. I am excited about getting back over there."

"I went to watch Georgia practice for their bowl game and I got to see what it was like over there. I really liked the intensity of their practice and I like Coach [Mark] Richt a lot too. It is sad that Coach [Willie] Martinez is not there anymore, but that happens in coaching. I am going to take my mom up there with me next time."

His mom is a big part of his decision. She is someone he listens to and they are going to make the decision together.

"She is going to go on each visit with me this month, so she will look at the school, talk to the coaches, and see everything that I do. We are going to talk about each visit and she will have a part in my decision."

Menzie knows his mom will want him to be taken care of and he is looking for that too. He knows each school has good coaches and he knows each school plays big games, so he is looking for a school that is going to go as far as they can to make things best for him.

"I want to get a good education, so I want to go to the school that can help me out the most and get me the farthest in life. I want to see who can help me on and off the field. That will be important to me."

He does not plan to hold out until Signing Day for a decision unless he just isn't ready. Menzie could have a decision as soon as he gets back from his final visit in late January.

He is ready to evaluate everything and pick the school that best fits what he is looking for.

"All four are in it and I don't think I have a leader or anything right now," he said. "I have eliminated Tennessee from my list because of coaching changes, but the others still have my attention."

Menzie played corner, free safety, rover, and linebacker in 2009. He is being recruited by all of his finalists as a corner.

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