The next USC target to come off the board could be LB Jordan Poole (6-1 205) of Oakboro, NC. He is looking at July 1st, or sooner, for his commitment announcement. The announcement video, being produced by Queen City Visuals, is in the works. All they need is the name of the winning school. Poole is down to USC, Virginia Tech and NC State, and he said Monday night he’s almost made the decision.
“Kind of, kind of have,” Poole said. “It really just felt like home. Since the beginning I saw a place that just felt special, a program that I can really fit into and excel at. I’m like sure, but I’m not sure. I’d say about 90% certain.”
Poole said the school that’s leading for him, in his opinion, is a place where there’s a chance for early playing time.
“I think it’s a pretty good opportunity really,” Poole said. “They like to play young guys and play who is the best of the best. I think it would be a pretty good place that I’ll be able to hopefully get a little play time.”
USC as targeted Poole as one of the top linebacker prospects for them in this class. He said they have not let up in their communication.
“I’m in contact with South Carolina a nice bit,” Poole said. “I talk to at least one of their coaches probably about every day.”
Florida State and Boston College were the latest offers for Poole. He also counts as offers Wake Forest, Louisville, Appalachian State, Duke, Virginia, Charlotte, Old Dominion and Coastal Carolina.
Last season Poole registered 36 tackles with 1 interception. He also is a talented running back who rushed for over 1500 yards last season. He’s now rated a four-star in the 247Sports Composite, and ranked the #15 athlete nationally and the #18 prospect in North Carolina. That’s a considerable bump in the rankings for Poole who previously was rated a three-star and ranked #68 nationally and #44 in North Carolina.