National signing day is just a few days away, and there’s little mystery left as to where most of the area’s top recruits will go. But three of the area’s top players are keeping their options open as Wednesday nears.
LaGrange quarterback Jamius Gunsby is holding offers from a handful of schools, including Florida, Florida State, Michigan State and Kentucky, which has been a hot spot for LaGrange players as of late. He visited Florida a week ago, but is in South Florida this weekend after being offered by coach Skip Holtz. Gunsby has told the St. Petersburg Times that he’s very likely to commit to the Bulls while on the visit.
Troup defensive end J.C. Copeland committed to Tennessee before the start of the season and stuck with the Volunteers even after coach Lane Kiffin left for Southern California (current home to former Carver player Jarvis Jones, who said he’s sticking around despite Kiffin replacing Pete Carroll). But LSU coach Les Miles came to Troup last week to make sure he had a solid commitment from Tigers fullback Brandon Worle and invited Copeland for a visit. The defensive end is in LSU this weekend with former Troup coach Bubba Jeter, who said Copeland is still likely to stick with Tennessee on signing day.
Pacelli’s do-it-all athlete Devonte Taylor is also one of the few signing day holdouts. Taylor will chose from Savannah State, West Georgia, Valdosta State, Catawba and Austin-Peay, according to Pacelli coach Bryan Eason.
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