Davon Durant plays his junior college football at Kansas' Butler County Community College, but he very much considers himself a southerner. Originally from South Carolina, the four-star linebacker seems to have eyes for the SEC.
He doesn't come out and say it's his preferred conference, but when he lists the schools most heavily involved in his recruitment, the group has a Southeastern tone.
"I don't have any favorites right now," Durant said. "I'm just looking for the place that fits me. Everybody is recruiting me hard, but Texas A&M, South Carolina, Georgia, Ole Miss and Arizona State are on me real hard right now."
Despite not having any visits date set at the time being, Durant says he plans to make stops at Ole Miss, South Carolina and Arizona State in the near future. From there, decisions will be made. Durant sees no use in dragging the process out.
So while he doesn't plan to commit until after the upcoming season, he has a plan to move forward with pace.
"I think after I visit one or two of these schools, I'm going to start narrowing the list down," Durant said. "I'll be able to have just a few in mind soon."
The playing-time angle that drives the recruitment of many junior college players won't factor in as heavily here. Durant isn't that concerned with depth charts. Instead, he's spending time inspecting other aspects of potential landing spots.
"For me, it will be where I feel comfortable and what defense fits me the best," he said. "I'm not worried about playing time. I'm pretty confident I'll outplay anybody. Nothing is going to be given to me anywhere, so it doesn't matter to me. I just want to play in maybe a 4-3 and 3-4, where I can really get after the quarterback."
Durant says he has most of the offers he's ever wanted and that all of the schools recruiting him have already made things official. All but one, anyway. And the last invite he's chasing could be a big one.
"The only school that hasn't offered yet is Alabama, but I'm pretty sure they're gonna offer soon," Durant said. :That could be real good, so I hope so."