JCFootball.com Recruiting Blog - 7/5

It's a long holiday weekend, but that doesn't mean that recruiting isn't still taking place. JCFootball.com takes a look at some news and notes from some of the top JUCO prospects in the nation as well as a couple of players who are just starting to see recruiting hit its stride...

Garden City LB Dvonta Derricott - Derricott received his 22nd offer recently, this one coming from TCU, and recently told several outlets that he is slowing down the process and plans to take all of his official visits before he makes his decision. He has yet to set any visit dates up, but you can expect at least a couple during the season and possibly one or two before the season, depending on the timing. As a freshman in 2012, Derricott posted 55 tackles and an interception.


Saddleback OT Naaman Butsko - Had a solid 2012 football season and is already hearing from several Pac 12 schools including Arizona State and Colorado. Butsko has the tools and talent to be a real gem at the next level and should see recruiting really start to pick up over the next few months.


Lackawanna CB Jonathon Jackson - Jackson transferred to Lackawanna this spring after spending last year at Butler in Kansas. He's a solid cover-corner and has already attracted attention from Florida State, West Virginia and several other East Coast programs, but he's still waiting on his first offer.


Blinn TE Justin Chandler - The Blinn coaches love what Chandler brings the fold. He's big and strong and he's got enough speed and athleticism to be a real threat in the passing game, while making himself very valuable as a blocker as well. He's been hearing from Auburn, Kansas, Kansas State and Missouri and you can expect more and more schools to start showing interest once he steps on the field in September.


Northeastern Oklahoma A&M RB Casey Curtis - The Golden Norsemen's running game was so good last year that Curtis' 623 yards and two touchdowns ranked only third on the team. Now, with the two players who finished ahead of him (Clayton Mitchem and Gerald Howse) gone, he will be counted on to keep things rolling and he should challange for the conference lead in rushing. Schools like Arkansas, Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and Tulsa all made inquiries during the spring and he should see recruiting continue to trend upward once the season gets underway.


Jones WR Dylan Bossier - Bossier was named to the All-MSJCC Freshmen Team and is widely considered one of the top JUCO wideouts in the country after posting 27 receptions for 584 yards and five touchdowns in 2012. He committed to Louisiana back in May and said that even though he "had some other options" he feels at home there and plans to enroll there following the 2013 football season. Still, expect schools from all over to continue showing him interest and it wouldn't surprise anyone to see him take visits to some other schools.


Copiah-Lincoln RB Darius Guy - Guy rushed for 863 yards and nine touchdowns and also hauled in 20 receptions for 201 yards and one score as a freshman in 2012 and is one of the top returing tailbacks in the MSJCC. He's been hearing from schools in Conference USA as well as the Big 12 and even some SEC programs, but, as of yet, he's still waiting on his first offer.


Ellsworth WR Ciavy Wiles - Wiles and J.T. Tolbert are likely the top returning wideout tandbem in the JUCO ranks this year. We've already chronicled what Tolbert has been up to this offseason and Wiles has seen his recruiting pick up quite a bit over the past few months with interest from the likes of Iowa State, Minnesota, South Carolina, Southern Illinois, Tennessee and USC among others. He's a huge target and, in Ellsworth's system, you can expect him to put up even better numbers this fall after totaling 46 receptions for 614 yards and five touchdowns as a freshman in 2012.


Itawamaba LB C.J. Jackson - After totaling 72 tackles, seven sacks and an amazing 26 tackles-for-loss as a freshman in 2012, Jackson is definitely on some four-year schools' recruiting radars, but because of his size (6'1", 205) he may need to move to safety and that is probably why no one has offered him to this point. Keep an eye on him though, he's instinctual and a sure-tackler and will be an asset for whichever school he opts to sign with.


Palomar DT Fiaalii Togiaso - Togiaso signed with Cornell out of high school and redshirted there as a freshman in 2011. He transferred to Palomar in 2012 and totaled 35 tackles, one sack and three tackles-for-loss as a redshirt freshman. Now, he's poised to be one of the leaders of what promises to be an experienced Comet defense this fall. Togiaso is obviously very smart and has seen schools from the Pac 12, WAC and Mountain West show him a lot of interest, but, at least to this point, he is still waiting on his first offer.


Mendocino LB Ray Moon - Moon is one of the top returning tacklers in Northern California after totaling 36 tackles, seven tackles-for-loss and an interception as a freshman in 2012. He's got great instincts and he's a sure-tackler and that attracted attention from schools like Fresno State, San Jose State and Nevada this spring.


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