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Carradine offer list blows up

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In the biggest junior college game of the year, Cornellius Carradine showed why he's ranked as the No. 2 player in the nation.
The 6-foot-5, 245-pound defensive end from Butler County C.C. was the leading tackler in the game against No. 3 Coffeyville C.C. He had 10 tackles, four tackles for a loss, three sacks and topped it off with a 39-yard fumble recovery he returned for a touchdown in a 38-26 Grizzly victory.
For the season he has 79 tackles, 10 1/2 sacks, nine tackles for a loss and two fumble recoveries.
The performance against Coffeyville was enough to garner rave reviews from Rivals.com recruiting analyst Barry Every.
"His overall body structure is similar to an NFL defensive end," Every said. "He is very quick off the ball making him the ideal pass rusher that possesses tremendous lateral movement. He was able to hustle downfield and make several tackles from behind."
It's that type of performance and a dominating sophomore season that has made the Cincinnati native one of the hottest prospects in the nation.
Before the season got started, he picked up offers from Kansas State and Texas Tech. But now that offer list has blossomed with a who's who of college football.
According to Butler C.C. assistant Aaron Flores, Ohio State and USF offered recently but new scholarships from Alabama, Arkansas and Florida State have also come in. Georgia, Tennessee and a slew of other schools are also close to offering, too.
As with all of the Butler players, Carradine said he's not really aware of what's going on with the recruiting process because the Grizzly coaches ask the players to remain focused on the regular season and playoffs before diving into recruiting.
However, Butler does have a bye week on Oct. 30 and Carradine will be traveling to USF for an official visit. He might also take an unofficial visit to Kansas State, but things are still very much undecided other than the USF visit.
"He's going to take some other visits for sure, but we're not sure who and when," Flores said.
"It's been a big discussion. He's got a lot of really good programs coming after him."
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