Defensive back/running back T.J. Flournoy (6-0, 205, 4.55) from Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft has set three official visits in January. Flournoy is one of at least five senior players who are getting recruited by D-I schools.
"T.J. has set three trips to Utah State, Idaho and New Mexico," Taft offensive coordinator Derwin Henderson said. "I know he has set trips I just don't have the exact dates."
"Nevada is still looking at him but they aren't sold on his coverage skills," Henderson said. "They tell me the only thing that keeps T.J. from being a major D-I prospect is his coverage skills."
"I don't agree with their assessment," Henderson said. "He's fine in coverage, we played him in the box some this year to take advantage of his tackling abilities."
"Utah State and New Mexico want to play T.J. as a rover because of his hitting ability," Henderson said. "Wherever he goes he will do the job."
Flournoy racked up 42 tackles, three sacks and two picks for his senior season.
Flournoy played for North Hills (Calif.) Monroe as a junior season where he was an all-league selection. He was a member of the Student Sports all-state underclass team for both his frosh and sophomore years.
As a junior, Flournoy racked up 101 tackles, seven sacks, and one pick.
Flournoy has a great first step to the ball and has tremendous hitting ability. He has been known to make a hit that turns a game around. He is very good in space. He's an impact player.
Another thing to like about Flournoy is, he's already qualified.