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Georgia sleeper likes three

Dunwoody (Ga.) defensive back/athlete DeRon Jasper has emerged as a wanted prospect.
The 6-foot-3, 185-pounder has scholarship offers from Kentucky, East Carolina and Division I-AA Furman and is getting serious attention from Georgia Tech, Stanford and Wake Forest.
Currently, the Yellow Jackets, Cardinal and Demon Deacons are on top.
"The academics are the most important thing," Jasper said. "It has to be a school with a good academic tradition."
Georgia Tech offensive coordinator Patrick Nix is recruiting Jasper for the Yellow Jackets. He is expected to make an in-home visit this week.
"I feel like they are going to be offering."
Jasper attended two Tech home games this season, the 10-9 victory against Clemson on Oct. 29 and Saturday night's 14-7 loss to Georgia.
"It was a good game and there were a lot of talented players on the field," he said. "I liked what I saw out of Georgia Tech."
With regards to a scholarship offer from Stanford, Jasper must first clear the school's admissions department.
"The whole thing with Stanford is the application," he said.
Recruiting coordinator Nathaniel Hackett is recruiting Jasper for the Cardinal while Wake Forest quarterbacks coach Jeff Mullen is leading the charge for the Demon Deacons.
Jasper will make an official visit to Kentucky this coming weekend (Dec. 2). Offensive coordinator Joker Phillips is his Wildcats recruiting coach.
"I just want to see how the coaches are and how the campus life is," Jasper said.
East Carolina is a school that has made a hard push of late. Recruiting coordinator Junior Smith is leading the charge for the Pirates.
"They seem to be very interested," Jasper said. "I don't know much about them."
Most schools are recruiting Jasper as a cornerback, though some have mentioned that he could play wide receiver or running back. He had 68 tackles and two interceptions this season on defense and had more than 300 yards on 40 carries and six touchdowns on offense.
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