JCFootball.com Recruiting Blog - 7/23

It's the calm before the storm as both four-year programs and junior colleges are getting ready for the start of their fall camps. However, that doesn't mean things aren't happening on the recruiting front and today we have updates on several top prospects including two talented defensive backs who committed over the past couple of days...

Grossmont CB Kweishi Brown - Brown told JCFootball.com that he has committed to Arkansas after taking a trip there recently. As a freshman in 2012, Brown totaled 28 tackles, two tackles-for-loss and led the team with eight passes defensed and seven interceptions. He also had an offer from Kansas State and was getting a lot of interest from Baylor, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Memphis, USC, Utah and Washington as well. He will graduate in May and he will have three years to play two following the 2013 season.

Fullerton CB Corey Ferguson - Ferguson announced via Facebook that he has committed to Cincinnati after taking an official visit there last weekend. As a freshman last year, the talented corner totaled 28 tackles, two tackles-for-loss, one interception and four passes defensed. In addition to the Bearcats, Ferguson had an offer from South Alabama and was getting heavy interest from Boise State, South Florida and USC as well. He will enroll at Cincinnati in December and he will have three years to play two once he steps on campus.

Fort Scott DT Abu Lamin - Lamin has been one of the hottest JUCO prospects out there since the spring and has taken official visits to South Carolina, Florida and recently to Arkansas and he's deciding this week on whether he will visit Nebraska or Auburn this coming weekend and later on to Tennessee to wrap up his official visits. Right now the leader appears to be South Carolina, but Lamin noted that his trip to Arkansas was "eye-opening" and that he's keeping an open mind. He redshirted in 2012, so he hasn't yet taken a snap in college. He will graduate in December and have three years to play three after the season.

Lackawanna OT Jermaine Eluemunor - Rumors continue to swirl that Eluemunor is leaning toward decommitting from UCLA and that he will wind up switching to Ohio State, but, at least at this point, things have been a bit on the quiet side for him. Eluemunor had his choice of programs from across the country, but decided to commit to UCLA, largely because of his position coach -- Adrian Klemm. However, the native of New Jersey appears to be leaning on staying relatively close to home and signing with the Buckeyes in December. This recruitment is worth keeping an eye on over the next few weeks as we get closer to the start of the season.

Garden City RB/WR Tyreek Hill - Hill recently took an official visit to Alabama and raved about his time on campus and his visit with head coach Nick Saban. Hill said the Crimson Tide resides in his "top seven" along with Florida State, Arkansas, Auburn, Tennessee, South Carolina and Oklahoma State. Expect Alabama to be in this one until the very end.

Butler OT Luke Hayes - Hayes saw things pick up during he spring as he hauled in offers from Arizona, Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, North Carolina State and West Virginia. He recently told JCFootball.com that he plans to take an official visit to N.C. State this weekend and that Michigan State has told him they were going to offer as well. Hayes will hold down the all-important left tackle spot this fall for the Grizzlies and is on pace to graduate in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2013 football season.

Garden City LB Dvonta Derricott - Derricott recently named Wisconsin as his favorite school and also noted that he plans to visit West Virginia this fall, although he has yet to set up his trip date. As a freshman in 2012, Derricott totaled 55 tackles and an interception for the Broncbusters.

American River S James Sample - Sample, a bounceback from Washington, is a talented defensive back with the ability to play over the slot in coverage and also to be a devestating hitter as a safety prospect "in the box". Word is that schools from all over including California, Fresno State, Colorado and Utah State have all made contact with him, but none have extended offers his way.

Santa Rosa S Blake Richmond - Richmond hauled in his first offer a few weeks ago when Utah State sent one his direciton. He has also begun hearing from schools like Colorado State, UNLV, New Mexico State and Utah as well. Richmond totaled 44 tackles and an interception from his free safety spot as a freshman last season. He will graduate in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2013 football season.

Nassau RB Travis Lock - Over the past few weeks, things have begun to pick up for Lock. Arizona State and South Florida joined Syracuse and Kansas in offering the talented tailback and he has seen interest from Tennessee, Indiana, Wisconsin and Florida Atlantic as well. As a redshirt freshman this past season, Lock split carries with sophomore tailback Louis Johnson, but he still managed to tote the rock for over 1,000 yards and 14 touchdowns. He's a dynamic runner who should be one of the top ball-carries in the country this fall.

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