JCFootball.com Recruiting Blog - 7/30

As training camps approach, things are starting to pick up on the recruiting front for several top JUCO prospects. Several made decisions recently and even more have seen interest increase from schools who are looking at possibly offering in the near future...

Fort Scott DT Abu Lamin - Lamin was one of the hottest JUCO prospects in the country during the spring, drawing interest from schools coast-to-coast and he had offers from schools in the SEC, the Pac 12, the Big 10, the ACC and the Big 12, but after careful consideration and visits to several of his favorites, Lamin made his decision on Monday, committing to South Carolina. Besides his size and talent, what really drew schools to Lamin was the fact that he will have three years to play three following the 2013 football season.

College of San Mateo CB Joseph Turner - Turner surprised everyone by committing to Washington State before the start of the season, but he noted to Cougfan's Barry Bolten that, while recruiting seemed to slow down after the spring, the Cougar coaching staff maintained their interest level in him and ultimately that showed him how much they wanted him to be part of their program. Turner chose the Cougars over offers from Hawaii and Utah State and was likely to see interest pick up in the fall if he got off to a fast start. He plans to visit Pullman in October and will sign in December.

L.A. Southwest DE Faylen Bush - Southwest has several prospects drawing interest from four-year programs, but Bush might be the most intriguing due to his quick first step and outstanding pass-rush ability as well as his versatility (he could be a 3-4 linebacker as well). Kansas State, Utah and UTEP all showed interest during the spring and it is expected that more could start to pick up on him once he steps on the field this fall.

Butte TE Bo Brummel - We spoke to Brummel back in June and since then, things have continued to hum along on the recruiting front with heavy interest coming in from Arizona, Illinois, Marshall, Middle Tennessee, Portland State and Texas Tech. Brummel told JCFootball.com that most schools want to see his academic progress over the summer before they extend an offer, so expect things to hit a fever pitch once the calendar turns to September. As a freshman last fall, Brummel hauled in eight receptions for 122 yards and two scores, but offensive coordinator Robbie Snelling says he plans to use the talented prospect a lot more this fall.

Ellsworth WR J.T. Tolbert - Tolbert informed JCFootball.com that he has been in contact with Utah State over the past few weeks and that the Aggies could wind up being a player for him in the coming months. Last season, Tolbert managed to post 51 receptions for 753 yards and seven touchdowns, leading the Panthers in all three categories.

Georgia Military DE Davonte Lambert - Lambert announced in an interview with Scout.com's Chad Simmons that he's narrowed his list of favorites to three -- Auburn, Florida, or Tennessee -- after eliminating Georgia. Lambert is a big-time defensive line prospect and able to play inside or outside, depending on the scheme, however, he's at his best lining up at end and using his outstanding size and quickness to be a stalwart against the run and add pressure when opponents drop back to pass.

Tyler DE Will Coleman - Coleman took an unofficial visit to Texas Tech last weekend and came away impressed. So impressed that he admitted that he was very close to committing to the Red Raiders. The talented defensive end prospect has offers from Texas Tech as well as Kentucky, Memphis, North Texas and Southern Miss. As a freshman this past fall, Coleman posted He posted 18 tackles, one sack and three tackles-for-loss.

Lackawanna OT Jermaine Eluemunor - As was expected, Eluemunor chose to decommit from UCLA and has switched to Arkansas. Eluemunor actually appeared headed to Ohio State and was rumored to be a silent verbal to the Buckeyes for the past couple of weeks, but apparently he fell in love with Arkansas and what they had to offer. Also helping matters appears to be new Razor Backs head coach Brett Bielma's reputation for producing NFL-caliber linemen on a yearly basis.

Antelope Valley LB Justin Gilchrist - Things have picked up on the recruiting front for Gilchrist. He recently updated JCFootball.com, stating that Utah, Marshall, Colorado and Colorado State have joined Portland State, Northern Arizona and Boise State as schools that are interested in what he brings to the table. As a freshman in 2012, Gilchrist posted 29 tackles, six tackles-for-loss and two sacks from his outside linebacker spot.

Grossmont OL Ryan Krum - Krum played inside for the Griffins last fall, but has moved outside to tackle for this season. Recruiting has begun to hit a fever-pitch for him over the past few weeks as schools like Baylor, Georgia State, Illinois, Kentucky, San Jose State, San Diego State, USC, Texas Tech and Utah State have all been in contact with the talented and versatile lineman. At 6'4" and weighing in at over 300 pounds, Krum has the chops to play almost anywhere along the offensive line, but he appears to be a better fit at a guard position where his aggressive style and quick feet will be huge assets in both run and pass-blocking.

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