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Rivals100 LB Junior Colson to announce commitment Sunday on Rivals.com

Junior Colson
Junior Colson

Class of 2021 Ravenwood (Tenn.) linebacker Junior Colson is ready to make his commitment and he will do it in an exclusive interview on Rivals.com. Colson, the nation's No. 83 overall player and the No. 3 overall outside linebacker, has cut his list of finalists to five. The schools that made the cut are Michigan, LSU, Tennessee, Ole Miss and Oregon.

Colson will announce his decision on Rivals.com at 4 PM ET on Sunday.


“They are all great schools,” Colson said. “They are all great programs. I believe it’s going to come down to where my heart stands, the football program and how I feel I’ll best fit in. I want to go to a program where I feel like my skills will be improved the best. “

Colson, who is ranked as the No. 83 overall prospect in the country this cycle, shared his thoughts on each of his finalists with TheWolverine.com:

LSU

“They stand pretty high up on my list. They are a finalist because I’ve been talking to Bo Pelini a lot more. Our relationship has grown. They’ve produced top linebackers year after year.”

Michigan

“I love the coaches. I love Coach (Don) Brown. He’s had the top defense for the last four years he’s been at Michigan. They’ve produced a lot. They’ve had the least amount of tackles missed. I believe he can make me into a top linebacker.”

Ole Miss

“Coach (D.J.) Durkin and Coach (Blake) Gideon have really been with me in this process. They’ve been there since they got hired. They’ve showed me how much they need me and want me. They said I’ll be the face of their program.”

Oregon

“Oregon is also high on my list and has been with me throughout this process. Coach (Ken) Wilson and Coach (Mario) Cristobal are there whenever I need them — not just as football coaches but as friends. We’ve talked about stuff other than football. Our relationship has grown to something special.”

Tennessee

“I’ve talked to Coach (Derrick) Ansley, and he wants me to be the heir when Henry (To'oto'o) leaves. I would be learning under Henry the first year and starting next to him. I’ll learn everything I need to in order to take the helm when he leaves to the draft.”