Florida no longer sits alone at the top of the list for Goose Creek junior DE Javon Kinlaw. The Gators now have company from USC, the team that was the singular leader for Kinlaw before the Gators moved to the point in late October. But since then there’s been a change in coaches at Florida and a drop off in its communication with Kinlaw.
“I haven’t heard from or seen Florida coaches in a long time,” Kinlaw said. “South Carolina coaches always check on me. I’m getting a lot of handwritten mail from USC. It’s 50-50 Florida and USC.”
USC recruiter Steve Spurrier Jr. was by to see Kinlaw earlier this month as was Clemson recruiter Dan Brooks.
“Coach Spurrier just talks to me and sees how I’m doing,” Kinlaw said. “Me and coach Brooks had a good conversation. He was saying he had seen my highlight tape and he thinks I can be a defensive end at Clemson.”
Kinlaw has Clemson high up on his list as well just behind the Gamecocks and Gators. He plans to make junior days at USC and Clemson and will take spring visits. He also has offers from Alabama and East Carolina.
Kinlaw does not plan to make his decision until National Signing Day of 2016. This past season he had 50 tackles with 8 sacks and 6 passes broken up.