It was a busy Saturday for Goose Creek junior DE Javon Kinlaw. The day began at Clemson where he participated in the Tigers’ junior day from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. It was Kinlaw’s first visit to Clemson.
“It was a pretty nice place to see,” Kinlaw said. “I’d never been there before. There were a lot of trees. It was alright, a lot of nice people. I left early so didn’t do too much with coaches. But everything was pretty nice, pretty clean. It looked real, real nice.”
On his way back to Goose Creek, Kinlaw stopped by USC and said he spent about 15 minutes with recruiter Steve Spurrier Jr. It was his third trip to the campus.
“It was just me,” Kinlaw said. “I got there kind of late. He showed me around the place. It was bigger than Clemson, the facilities.”
Kinlaw doesn’t have any other visits planned but he wants to get down to see Florida. He had USC and Florida tied at the top of the list but once again he has the Gamecocks out front, he says by a 60-40 margin.
“They’ve pretty much been at my school a couple of weeks in a row,” he said. “They were at my basketball game and came by to see how I’m doing in school. They keep in contact. They are always around. But, I’m not rushing a decision. It’s the hardest decision of my life.”
Kinlaw has offers from USC, Clemson, Florida, Alabama, Louisville and East Carolina. Some schools view him as an offensive tackle but Kinlaw sees himself strictly as a defensive end in college. He had 50 tackles and 8 sacks last season.