Five Schools Remain for Bullard

Jonathan Bullard's recruiting exploded earlier this year. He received offers from numerous schools and now has a final five.

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"Recruiting is going good," said Jonathan Bullard (6'4/250). "My final five schools are Tennessee, Nebraska, South Carolina, Clemson, and Florida."

The talented defensive lineman said he currently has no leader. However, each school has made an impression on the four-star prospect.

"I took an unofficial visit to Tennessee this past weekend and got to see how everything works around there. I also got to talk with Coach Dooley and Coach Thompson, the defensive line coach. I really enjoyed the game," he said.

"I really like Coach JP (John Papuchis) from Nebraska. He came to my school and stayed the whole day recently and that meant a lot because they are so far away. I am taking an official visit to Nebraska on October 29th. I have never been there, so I am ready to see what they are all about."

"South Carolina is a school that I have visited four times. Each time I have been down there, I have enjoyed it. I also really like Coach Spurrier and the defensive line coach, Coach Lawing."

"At Clemson I love what Coach Dabo is doing. I feel like I could really help out the defensive line and play immediately."

"Florida is kind of down right now, but I know Coach Muschamp will turn it around. I think I could go in and help out immensely also."

When asked about good friend Carlos Watkins' recent commitment to Clemson, Bullard assured it would not affect his final decision.

"I am happy for Carlos, but I have to do what is best for me in the end," Bullard said.

The Chargers' star returned to the lineup last week after missing the two previous games with a hamstring injury. He had a monster game, totaling six sacks. Nebraska is his lone official visit currently scheduled, but he will likely take all five. Bullard will play in both the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas and the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He does not have a timetable for a final decision.

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