2017 East Mississippi CB T.J. Jallow has committed to Louisville, but he's keeping an open mind in the recruiting process

2017 East Mississippi CB T.J. Jallow (6-2, 207) is fast-becoming one of the most popular JUCO defensive back prospects in the country and he recently made a decision to commit to Louisville, but he's still keeping an open mind as far as recruiting is concerned...

"I have three offers right now and more schools are talking to me," Jallow told JCFootball.com. "Southern Miss, Louisville and Iowa State have all offered and I have been talking a lot with Georgia, Louisiana Tech and Mississippi State.

"Georgia seems really close to offering. They asked if I wanted to wear the red and black. The other schools talking to me said they want to come see me in the spring."

Even with all of the early attention, Jallow made the decision recently to commit to Louisville, but he's still keeping an open mind as far as where he will ultimately sign.

"I really like Louisville and the coaching staff there," Jallow said. "I decided to commit because I really like the opportunity there. I also had gotten to know coach (Keith) Heyward when he was at USC and just felt like it was the best decision, but I will always keep an open mind as far as other schools."

As a freshman last season, Jallow worked his way into the EMCC secondary rotation at both corner and safety, and he finished with 24 tackles, one forced fumble, an interception and three pass breakups.

"Honestly, it really depends on the opponent for where I line up," Jallow noted. "My team needed me at corner mor, so that was my primary position, but I can play either safety or corner. It doesn't really matter to me.

"I'm a ballhawk. I always am around the ball and I'm physical and I love to play that way. I really like making plays on the ball."

As far as what he's working on this offseason, Jallow has been in the film room and also out on the field as well.

"I definitely want to become a better student of the game," Jallow said. "I am studying a lot of film, looking for tendencies and stuff like that so that I can put myself in a better position to make plays for my team."

Jallow just missed qualifying after a stellar prep career at Olive Branch (Ms.) High School, so he decided to play for the Lions.

"They were the top dawgs," Jallow said. "I knew if I came here, I would be going up against some of the top JUCO players in the country every day and the other thing is, it's so isolated and in the middle of nowhere that it just allowed me to focus on football and school and just grind."

Jallow is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2016 football season.

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