Recruiting: OSU Likes (Two) Days

While Oklahoma State and a wide variety of other schools, including Louisville, Georgia Tech, and North Carolina State, are vigorously pursuing athlete Synjyn Days of Powder Springs (Hillgrove), Ga., there is another Days brother -- younger but bigger brother Jabari. Synjyn has talked about his younger brother and how important it would be for the two to wind up playing for the same school.

That should not be much of a problem as both are honor students academically and while Synjyn had more than 2,000 yards of offense last season in earning all-state, all-county, and all-region honors in leading Hillgrove to an 8-4 record as a quarterback, his sophomore brother did pretty good playing fullback and linebacker.

Both have been on the camp circuit and we thought we'd check out what the 6-3, 225-pound Jabari is thinking these days.

"It's going well," said Jabari of the camp season that has kept both Synjyn and Jabari busy. "The coaches are really great and everywhere we've gone it has been a great environment for football.

"I did make it to Stillwater and Oklahoma State. I participated in the camp and I thought I did great. I got good feedback from Coach (Glenn) Spencer, the linebacker coach. He told me that I am on his radar and he is looking forward to following me in my upcoming season.

"The facilities were great, awesome," added the younger Days brother of the tour at OSU. "I've never seen anything that nice from the locker room to the theater to the 25,00-square-foot weight room. Boone Pickens did a really nice job with everything."

The two brothers have hit a lot of camps with the most recent being the camp at North Carolina State.

"N.C. State went very well," added Jabari. "It went well for both Synjyn and myself. (Synjyn did not participate in the camp at OSU). They liked Synjyn at both quarterback and safety. Coach McCollum (LB Coach) told me he was ready to recruit me right now."

As for the schedule now, a trip south could be in store. "We may go to Florida State and Miami," said Jabari. "My father told me that may be where we go next. I'm not sure yet."

Older brother Synjyn did tell Steve Williams of (N.C. State Scout site) that he too liked N.C. State and that it is a close race right now.

"The position is still kind of up in the air," said Days of the N.C. State camp. "I did well at quarterback and then the one on one session at defensive back, I did well there so they're not sure. I also worked out at running back and did well there, too.

"I'm open to play any position right now but I would like a chance to play quarterback," continued Synjyn. "But if they say that's not it then I'd be happy to play defense."

Days also commented on the brother situation with Jabari and sounded very much like he did with us earlier this spring.

"My brother is a year below me," he said. "He plays linebacker and fullback. They said that they want him and wish he was a 2010 player so they could go ahead and offer him. So, I think he'll have an offer from them by the end of the season. That's one of the intangibles for me is picking a school that's also going to recruit my brother."

Days had this to say about his situation and his timetable on making a decision. "I like State," said Days. "They were my number one after junior day and right now, since Oklahoma State, Toledo, Georgia Tech and Indiana have offered me, all those schools are in the running for my commitment.

"I'll probably commit in July and if not then, then probably a couple of weeks into the football season."

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