JCFootball.com Recruiting Blog - 12/24

Plenty of JUCO prospects are still looking for homes this coming fall. Here's a look at some and where they might fit in best as well as some updates on those setting up visits or talking to four-year schools who are still waiting on an offer...

Modesto QB TeeJay Gordon - Gordon has been one of the top dual-threat signal-callers in the nation the past two seasons. This year, he led his team to a 6-5 record while completing 68.8% of his passes (236 of 343) for 2,772 yards, 23 touchdowns and nine interceptions while rushing for 548 yards and a team-high 13 touchdowns on the ground. So far, he's seen tepid interest from the likes of Northern Colorado and Texas A&M-Commerce and he has offers from two NAIA schools -- College of Idaho and Central Methodist -- but with his skillset and leadership abilities, it's hard to believe no one from a lower-level FBS program or any of the FCS programs have come after him. He can leave at any time, but right now, he expects to take a visit to COI on January 6th and then will wait patiently to see what unfolds on the recruiting front.


Grossmont CB Kweishi Brown - Brown, who finished the 2013 season with 62 tackles, four interceptions and 16 pass breakups, told JCFootball.com that he will visit Arizona State on January 17th and West Virginia on January 24th and then hopes to make his decision. He also noted that he could take another visit, but appears to be set with his final four of ASU and WVU as well as Nebraska and Arkansas (the school he committed to back in the summer). The read here is that the Sun Devils are in the lead here, but that Brown could be wooed away by the Mountaineers if things go well in Morgantown. Definitely a situation to keep an eye on.


Tyler DE Will Coleman - The uber-talented defensive end, who finished the season with 66 tackles, 4.5 sacks and three forced fumbles, committed to Mississippi State back at the beginning of October and when he spoke to JCFootball.com recently he maintained his steadfast commitment to the Bulldogs. However, he did mention he was open to taking a visit to another school if they offered him a trip. He will visit Starkville on January 24th and the expectation is that he will sign with MSU on February 5th.


CCSF OT David Hedelin - Hedelin, a native of Sweden, surprised a lot of people when he decided to commit to Michigan State over the weekend. It wasn't so much a surprise that he chose the Spartans, the program he's been favoring for a while, but up until he made his decision he had been adamant that he will take his last planned visit -- a trip to Arizona on January 17th -- before he makes his decision. Hedelin has a huge amount of upside and could be a real find for the Spartans who are doing really well on the recruiting front.


Highland DT Brandon Thorpe - As we reported yesterday, Thorpe still has two visits to take before he starts the decision-making process. He's already visited West Virginia and North Texas and he has trips to UCF and Texas Tech scheduled for next month. have. As a sophomore this past season, Thorpe helped lead the Scotties to a 6-4 record, their first winning record since the turn of the century, by posting 31 tackles, three sacks, 3.5 tackles-for-loss and five forced fumbles as well as a fumble recovery. The thinking here is that Texas Tech has a great chance of landing him, but it will need to play out over the next few weeks.


JC Football Top Stories