Defensive back/running back T.J. Flournoy (6-0, 205, 4.55) from Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft is looking for his first offer. He is getting contacted by schools from coast-to-coast and he could be close to getting the first offer under his belt.
Flournoy is getting a lot of attention from Kansas, Boston College, Illinois, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington and Washington State.
"T.J. is very open at this time," Taft offensive coordinator Derwin Henderson said. "He is very intrigued with Kansas, Boston College and Oregon State."
The scouting report on Flournoy is he's a very versatile athlete who plays with aggression and is very physical. He's going to play a hybrid safety/linebacker position for Taft this season.
"Terrance has a great first step to the ball," Henderson said. "He's an impact player."
"Terrance can turn a game around with a big hit," Henderson said. "He's also very good in space."
Flournoy will also play some running back as a senior. That says a lot about his running ability. Taft may have the deepest group of talented running backs in the Los Angeles City CIF Section.
Playing running back will not be something new for Flournoy as he at one time was considered one of the area's best young running backs when was at Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral as a freshman.
The Oregon Ducks let it be known that they are recruiting Flournoy as an athlete. They like what they see as a defensive back as well as running back.
Flournoy is returning to Taft where he played as a sophomore. He transferred to North Hills (Calif.) Monroe for his 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 is already qualified.