The Bulls are always looking to restock the defensive line, and one player they're eying is Gulf Coast Community College defensive tackle James Carmon, a massive 6'7-370 pound DT who recorded 42 tackles as a freshman at MGCCC.
"Things are going good, we just beat Copiah-Lincoln and we're 5-1," said Carmon "We just started to come together."
So far this season Carmon has 15 tackles, two sacks, one tackle for a loss, and had a fumble recovery against Copiah Lincoln. Schools are taking notice of the massive prospect.
"A lot of schools are calling and coaches have been stopping by," said Carmon
The Maryland native claims 17 offers from the likes of Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Alabama, Auburn, Oklahoma State, Penn State, Tennessee, Iowa State, FSU, Tulsa, Southern Miss, Memphis, Cal, and South Florida, and has set several official visits.
"I'm going to Ole Miss next weekend when they play Alabama and will go to Penn State on Nov. 7 when they play Ohio State," said Carmon. "I'm also trying to set up to see Mississippi State when they play Florida, maybe FSU, & Cal and a couple more."
Carmon said one school he has been talking to is USF and Coach Hendricks came to watch him play against No.2 East Mississippi where they won in an upset 43-26.
"They been recruiting me since the spring, but wanted to see more tape," said Carmon. "He offered me after we beat East Mississippi."
The massive JUCO prospect said he spoke to Coach Hendricks the other day, saying Coach Hendricks likes his size on either side of the ball, and talked about setting up a visit.
"I don't know a lot about USF, and that's why I'm contemplating a visit," said Carmon. "Coach said they want to bring me in either in November or December, and want to be the last guy in there."
Carmon said he's not focusing on any one school right now, and is open, but is interested in the Bulls.
"I'm looking to go where I'm stable, a good program, and where I'll know I'll play," said Carmon.
"Right now I like MSU, Ole Miss, Penn State," said Carmon. "I also like South Florida, Alabama, that's pretty much it for right now, and maybe Florida State."
Two of the schools on his short list played each other last week, but Carmon wasn't able to watch the game.
"I didn't watch the FSU/USF game, because we had a game," said Carmon. "But I heard FSU got beat pretty badly."
Carmon said he expects to graduate Gulf Coast in May and would have three years to play two. He said he doesn't plan to make that decision anytime soon, with no team is out in front.
"I'm definitely going to take my visits,' said Carmon. "I'm looking to see where I feel at home and who wants me the most.
Carmon and teammate 4-star DE Wayne Dorsey are being recruited by some of the same schools, and both have offers from Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South Florida, Southern Miss and Tennessee. But may not be a package deal, saying they will both go where is best for each.
Stay tuned with USFNation.com as we follow James through his Visit schedule.
Are Bulls in the Mix for Massive JUCO DT?
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