With the regular season wrapped up, Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College and many of its start players are now turning their attention to the college football recruiting process. And Coffeyville assistant Rico Cherico gives Rivals.com an update on his top targets and what the latest is with them.
Let’s start with one of the nation’s top overall junior college players, four-star safety Reggie Nelson. Nelson was committed to Florida, the school he signed with out of high school, but it looks like he’s really starting to open up his recruitment.
“He’s scheduling a visit to South Carolina,” Cherico said. “He’s still waiting to see what happens, and I think he really wants to get back home to some place like Florida State or Florida, but South Carolina has really made a big push for him in the last week.”
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Defensive end Jonathan Hamm, who is sitting out this season to redshirt and get his academics in order, looks to have lost some interest from some schools because of his status as being a one to play one player.
“Missouri is coming back early next week, and they’re going to have a decision on whether or not they’re going to offer him,” Cherico said. “They’re trying to figure out if they can get him in. If not, he’s going to end up at Central Missouri State. He would have two years to play Division II football.”
It looks like a Big 12 program is starting to zero in on four-star cornerback Marquis Carpenter and receiver Kerry Reed.
“I just talked to Texas A&M earlier today, and they’re going to be sending up offers on them both,” Cherico said. “Kerry now has offers from A&M, Michigan State, Auburn and South Carolina.”