Tallahassee Lincoln is loaded with talent this year and one player that the coaches from USC are particularly interested in is cornerback Greg Threat. The 6'1, 185 pound star has the ideal size for a college cornerback and he utilizes it to the fullest, "I'm a big, physical corner, so I try to use my size to my advantage." Threat also has 4.49 speed and he has great cover skills to go along with his physical play. In addition to his football exploits, he also runs the 400 m and 800 m for Lincoln's track team.
Threat's reputation is well known in Tallahassee, enough to where most teams try to avoid throwing to his side as much as possible. Despite this, he has impressive statistics so far for 5-1 Lincoln. He has compiled 35 tackles, 2 interceptions, and 10 pass break-ups on the season and he also plays receiver.
"USC, University of Miami, University of Notre Dame, Arkansas, and Georgia Tech" are the schools that Threat named as his favorites with no leader. The big corner has already set up visits with Notre Dame for October 19th (USC game), Miami on January 18th, and USC on January 27th. He also noted that teammate Gavin Dickey, will also be taking his official visit to USC on the 27th.
Threat is looking at a number of factors in choosing his college, "I don't want to redshirt my first year. I want to come in and play early. You know, contribute to the team, maybe on special teams or wherever." He's also paying attention to the different academic aspects of each University and he is specifically looking for small class size, "Education wise, I don't want to be in a big class setting."
Coach Lane Kiffin is the Trojan coach Threat hears from most and he discussed how he became interested in USC, "Well, the coaches, when they could come and hang out during the spring, came and I was talking to them and I did a little research on them [USC]. It feels like a pretty good place so I'm checking them out."
Threat and the highly touted Lincoln squad take on Leon this weekend.