Not that the Spanish Fort, Ala., product isn’t actively talking to schools and listening to what they have to offer. Threat said LSU, Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Clemson, Louisville and Mississippi State have all checked in so far.
“My main priority when I visit schools is academics, really,” Threat said. “The second thing I look for is how well they treat me and the environment of the campus and my relationship with these coaches.”
Ole Miss is among the schools who have extended the 6-foot-2, 225-pound Threat a scholarship offer. He visited Oxford for the Rebels’ elite junior day in January.
“Since I have an offer from them, they say I can possibly have an impact on the team,” he said. “It sounds really promising and things like that. I’m just going to keep looking at them and see how it goes from there.”
Ole Miss finished 9-4 last season and have a need at linebacker. Its current roster is made up of just nine linebackers in total, four of which are upperclassmen. The Rebels lost their top three linebackers, including starters D.T. Shackelford and Serderius Bryant, to graduation.
“They sit with every other school,” Threat said of Ole Miss. “Since I have four offers, those four schools sit fairly high. They have my attention, of course. They’re even with everybody else.”
Threat had 104 total tackles as a junior, including 14 tackles for loss, in leading Spanish Fort High School to a 12-2 record. The Toros advanced to the state semifinals, though they were knocked out of the championship tournament by eventual state runner-up Saraland.
He was credited with 60 tackles and 3 1/2 sacks as a sophomore.
“I’m taking my time on this to make sure I’m making the right decision,” he said.
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