This was the week that Oakland (Calif.) McClymonds linebacker Joshua Tatum was expecting to make his decision. The plan was to take an official visit to Miami this past weekend and then decide among his final three schools but those plans have changed a bit now.
Tatum, a 6-1, 220 pound linebacker has already visited Tennessee and was hoping to take visit No. 2 to Miami this past weekend. The Vols, Canes and USC make up the 'backer's final three schools.
"Joshua was hoping to get out there but with all the hurricanes, he had to postpone it," McClymonds coach Alonzo Carter said. "He's going to visit there in two weeks (Nov. 11) and he's really looking forward to it. Miami was his dream school growing up and he really wants to check them out before he does anything.
"He was planning to commit this week and USC is the school to beat right now but now he's going to wait a few weeks. After his trip to Miami, then we'll probably all sit down and talk about what he wants to do. Tennessee isn't out of it but I would say it's between USC and Miami with USC having an edge right now."
Tatum is recovering well from his recent ACL surgery and is rehabbing hard in hopes of being ready to go next fall.
"I'm already walking without crutches," Tatum said. "This is just another challenge for me and I was pretty devastated after the injury happened but now I'm just working hard and can't wait to get back on the field next year. This has just made me miss the game more and I really have a passion to play again. I have no doubt I will be 100% by the summer."