Four-star CB favors five

Four-star CB favors five

Deshawn Raymond recently reached double-digit offers and more are sure to come. The last school to offer surprised him and he talks about that, his favorites, and more here...

After winning the Pylon 7on7 in Sugar Hill, Ga. Saturday, the Bootleggers traveled to Athens, Ga. to take a look at UGA.

Deshawn Raymond was thinking more about getting some rest than he was about that visit to Georgia. He was not even being recruited by the Bulldogs, but when he left Athens, that had changed.

"I honestly was not too excited about the visit to Georgia," said Raymond. "It was real late, we had been playing games all day, and I had not ever even heard from Georgia.

"Then I got there, I checked things out, and I was offered by Coach [Jeremy] Pruitt (Defensive coordinator) - that really changed the visit.

"I was not expecting that offer at all. I had not talked to Georgia, I had not received any mail from them, and then I got the offer. Coach Pruitt knew me from his time at Florida State, so he wanted to offer me.

"It was pretty exciting because Georgia is a great school. The visit was kind of short because it was so late, but I liked it there. I do want to get back for another visit."

The Dawgs with that offer pushed itself into Raymond's top five.

"TCU, Mississippi State, Georgia, Auburn, and Tulane are my favorites. All of those schools are high on my list."

When asked who is recruiting him the hardest, Raymond said, "TCU and Mississippi State".

He talks to coaches on each of those staffs on a regular basis.

"Coach [Deshea] Townsend (Defensive backs) really keeps in touch with me a lot. I try to call him as much as I can and he is really recruiting me hard. I also talk to Coach [Greg] Knox (Running backs) some too. He recruits my area. I have not visited Mississippi State yet, but I plan on camping there this summer.

"TCU has been recruiting me hard for a while now and they are supposed to be out at my school to check on me soon. Coach [Chad] Glasgow (Safeties) and I talk a lot. I am going to camp out there too. It will be my first time there."

Another school the 6-foot-1, 180 pound four-star corneback out of Metarie (La.) East Jefferson plans to camp at is LSU - the home state school.

He really wants that Tigers offer.

"LSU is my dream school, so yeah, I want them to offer me," said Raymond. "I was at LSU's spring game and they are looking at me more as a safety. I have never played safety, so they want to see me get in some work there. I may camp there this summer. It is an offer I have been wanting forever, so we will see."

An LSU could shake things up in Raymond's top five. The in-state Tigers are not on that list right now, but another Tigers is. They are the Auburn Tigers. Raymond visited there recently and he thinks AU is close to offering him.

Auburn, LSU, and plenty of other schools have time to offer, get him on campus, and to recruit him. He is not close to making a decision.

"I am going to wait until after my official visits to commit," said Raymond. "I am not going to rush it."

Raymond is the No. 32-ranked cornerback in the country on Scout and he is in the Scout 300.

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