JCFootball.com Recruiting Blog - 12/10

With pretty much every team having completed their seasons (save Butte and Fullerton who are playing this weekend), it's time to turn our focus solely over to recruiting and with the Mid-Year Signing Period only eight days away, things are heating up with recruits from across the country...

Long Beach DT David Davis - The Washington State bounceback had a solid season for Long Beach totaling 27 tackles, two sacks and 4.5 tackles-for-loss. Davis had offers from New Mexico State, UTEP and Wyoming, but, he recently took a trip to California and came away impressed enough to decide to become a Golden Bear. He will have two years to play two once he arrives in Berkeley.


Nassau OT Chad Mavety - Mavety had offers from across the country, but appeared to narrow things down to Ohio State and Florida State. He chose to commit to the Seminoles after thinking things over. He will sign with them next week and arrive in Tallahassee in January with three years to play two.


Arizona Western DE Anthony Olobia - Olobia has seen his recruitment really hit a fever pitch recently as he has received offers from the likes of Ole Miss, Texas Tech, Kansas and Auburn over the past couple of weeks. He finished his sophomore season with 46 tackles, six sacks and 16 tackles-for-loss and will take his visits over the next few weeks before he makes his decision.


Iowa Western DR Trevon Young - Young is scheduled to visit Louisville this weekend and you can expect a huge push from the Cardinals to get him into the fold. The sophomore is an elite pass-rusher, having totaled 13.5 sacks to go along with 44 tackles, 22 tackles-for-loss, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and four passes defensed for the Reivers this season. Before he visits Louisville, Young will be in Oxford, Miss. visiting the Rebels. He has plenty of offers to choose from, but it is expected that he will choose between Louisville, Mississippi, Indiana and Western Michigan.


Holmes S Tee Shepard - Shepard was one of the most highly recruited defensive backs in the country when he was a prep at Central High East in Fresno, Cal. He signed with Notre Dame and enrolled early, but some academic problems forced him to leave South Bend and, after taking the 2012 season off, he wound up at Holmes where he finished his freshman season with 54 tackles, two fumble recoveries and an interception. He's got offers from the likes of Mississippi State, Kentucky, Mississippi, Washington, Ohio State, Utah, Kansas State and Ohio State among others and should start taking visits in January.


Georgia Military RB Jovon Robinson - He's only a freshman, but Robinson still managed to rush for an amazing 2387 and 34 touchdowns while helping to lead the Bulldogs to the National Title Game. He already has offers from Georgia and Florida State for next year and is hearing from a number of schools from across the nation. Expect him to be one of the most highly sought-after prospects in the country in the 2015 class.


Saddleback WR Eric Lauderdale - Lauderdale continues to take his time while making his decision. He admitted that he committed to Tennessee too early in the process and opened things up during the season. He has upwards of 16 offers with his most recent coming from Oregon. He's already visited Florida (11/29) and Nebraska (12/6) and he has plans to visit Arizona State and Tennessee as well although he hasn't confirmed what dates those will be. He wants to sign with a school in December so he'll need to squeeze in his last two or three visits before this weekend. Even though he missed five games with a groin injury, Lauderdale still managed to post a team-leading 54 receptions and nine scores while finishing second on the team with 703 yards receiving.


Riverside DT Cole Juarez - Juarez has seen his stock climb since mid-season and he now has two offers with Arizona State and New Mexico coming in after the season ended. He's also got other Mountain West and Pac 12 programs looking at him. He's a great nose tackle prospect with his low center-of-gravity and natural strength and quickness. He finished the season with 26 tackles, two sacks and 5.5 tackles-for-loss.


Mesa DT Claude Pelon - Word is that Pelon was close to committing to Washington, but with the coaching change, things are still up the air for the talented defensive lineman. He has visited Washington, USC and Central Florida and he will take a trip to Miami this weekend. It's hard to call where he will wind up playing, but USC could be tough to beat is what we are hearing.


Lackawanna RB DeChavon Hayes - Hayes rushed for 837 and seven scores for the Falcons this past season and he's reeled in offers from Arizona State, Oklahoma and Kansas. He's gotten visits from all three of those schools this week and the expectation is he will make his decision by the weekend. Oklahoma appears to be in the driver's seat, but don't count out ASU.


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