Dequan Menzie, a Junior College All-American last season as a freshman at Copiah-Lincoln in Mississippi, is one of the most sought after cornerbacks in the nation. Menzie is 5-11 and 200 pounds. He originally played his high school football at Columbus Carver in the Peach State. Coming out though he didn't have any offers because of his academic situation. Now that has changed and going the junior college route has given him a second chance.
"Man this has been a blessing," Menzie said moments ago. "I was given another opportunity and I have made the most of it. Co-Lin has been nice and I am just trying to figure out what to do next."
Well, Menzie's next move his going to Athens. He's on his way right now to make an unofficial visit to the University of Georgia.
"Georgia has now offered and while I was at Carver and Co-Lin I didn't think too much about the Bulldogs. But I am headed up there now and I really want to get to know the Georgia coaches. I know they need another cornerback."
So far Menzie has taken one official visit and that was to the University of Tennessee (10-30) a few weeks ago when the Vols hosted South Carolina.
"Wow, what a great atmosphere in Knoxville. I loved it. They have really good coaches and I would have a chance to play for a guy like Monte Kiffin. I really like him."
Who else is in contention for Menzie?
"I know I will take a visit to North Carolina. After that I don't know. I would love to get out to the west coast and check out USC and Oregon. Right now I am just trying to figure out a top five."
Menzie will graduate from Copiah-Lincoln in the spring and sign with his team of choice in February. He's a four-star recruit.