Carmon knows which five schools he will visit

He's one of the biggest JUCO prospects in the country, both literally and figuratively, and now Mississippi Gulf Coast DT James Carmon (6-7, 370) has somewhat narrowed his list down to the five schools he plans to visit. JCFootball.com caught up with the mammoth defensive lineman and he updated us on which schools have gotten his attention...

Carmon has offers from schools in the SEC, Big 10 and Big 12 as well as looks from schools across the country. However, he's narrowed his list down to five who he will visit and then make his decision.

"Right now the five I'm planning to visit are Penn State, Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi and Mississippi State," Carmon told JCFootball.com this weekend. "I haven't set up dates yet, but those are the schools that really stand out to me and I'll be calling those coaches here in the next few weeks so I can set up my visit dates."

Last we checked in with Carmon he hadn't received is offer from Penn State, but he said that changed in July.

"Yeah they offered me last month sometime," Carmon said. "They said they like what I can do in the middle, how I can clog things up and that I have enough athleticism to rush the quarterback too."

Carmon had orginally planned to make his decision before the season got started, but he said he came to realize he should take his time and let the process take its natural course.

"I started to think 'why do I want to decide so early?' and I really wanted to see all the schools and meet with each coaching staff," Carmon said. "I'll do that and then I will decide and sign in December with a school."

In 2008, Carmon managed to post 18 tackles and three sacks in a backup role and hopes this season will be his breakout campaign.

"My conditioning is a lot better than it was last year," Carmon said. "I mean, I could play a whole game last year and I would have been fine, but this year I've been focused on being able to go as hard on in the fourth quarter as I do in the first quarter.

"I can play anywhere along the line, but tackle is where I will end up and I take that as a challenge because I want to win a championship."

As mentioned earlier, Carmon will graduate in December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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