4-star JUCO WR Likes Gamecocks

Pearl River (Poplarville, MS) standout wide receiver Larry Freeman is one of the top athletes in the JUCO ranks this recruiting year. The Scout.com 4-star prospect totaled 47 receptions for 800 yards and 7 touchdowns as a freshman last season, but he has been asked to play a more versatile role in his sophomore campaign.

"(Our season) is going good. We're 5-1. We lost one game we shouldn't have lost. For the past two weeks I've been at quarterback, but this past week I played half at quarterback and half at receiver. I think I had 170 yards throwing, 90 something yards receiving, and like 70 yards rushing."

Freeman, who measures in at a solid 6'3, 220 pounds, claims offers from an impressive list of schools.

"South Carolina, Tennessee, Iowa State, Arkansas, UCF, South Florida, Kansas State, and Troy have offered me."

However, the versatile Freeman has narrowed his list of choices down to three lucky schools.

"I'd say my top three is probably South Carolina, Tennessee, and Iowa State."

The Fort Meade (FL) native took the time to share what he likes about each of his three favorites:

South Carolina - "Their passing offense. Because I'm a receiver, I want to go somewhere that I can get the ball in my hands and stuff, and I think I've got a good chance there. Anywhere I go, I think I've got a good chance to start."

Tennessee - "I've been liking them ever since I was little. That's a place where they throw the ball a lot too."

Iowa State - "They say they throw the ball a lot too, so like I said, I want to go somewhere that they throw the ball so I can get to the next level."

Running backs coach Robert Gillespie is recruiting the Pearl River star for the Gamecocks, and Freeman says that the USC coaches have done a good job of keeping in contact with him.

"Coach Gillespie is recruiting me. He calls me like every week, and he's a good guy. I also talk to Coach Spurrier Jr. too."

Freeman, who runs a 4.5 second forty yard dash, knows of two visits he will be making in the near future.

"I'll be visiting South Carolina on November 18, and I think I'm going to Tennessee on the 28th of this month. My schedule is really messing everything up, because we've got Saturday games right now."

The December graduate stated that shortly after he takes his visits, he will make a decision on his college choice, and he shared several factors that will play into his final decision.

"I want to go somewhere that I can further my education and where I can get to the next level. Also where they‘re going to treat my like family."

Lastly, the multitalented playmaker described what all he brings to the table on the gridiron.

"I'm physical, I have good hands, I'm not scared to go across the middle, I'm a good blocker, I love to get up in the mix, and I can play about anything on the field."

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