Oakland High junior JaCoby Stevens announced his top seven college football choices on Twitter on Sunday evening, narrowing things down from his 32 offers.
The list includes four programs from the SEC, one from the ACC, one from the Pac-12 and one from the Big-12.
Stevens, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound athlete, is the No. 20 rated college prospect by 247Sports for the Class of 2017 with a composite rating of 20. The only in-state prospect rated higher is Oak Ridge wide receiver Tee Higgins (No. 16). Stevens is the No. 1 rated athlete for next year’s signing class.
Stevens listed Georgia, LSU, Florida State, Florida, Tennessee, Southern California and Oklahoma.
🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨 pic.twitter.com/54OSfpLse5— JaCoby Stevens (@jacobystevens7) April 4, 2016
Stevens originally committed to LSU in September before decommitting from the SEC program in November after coach Les Miles’ future at the school became uncertain. However, Miles remained the coach and LSU has remained in consideration.
Stevens’ family is from Louisiana.
Stevens has told The Daily News Journal previously that he likely won’t announce his college decision until national signing day on Feb. 1, 2017.
He is being recruited mainly as a defensive back, but some schools have shown interest in him as a receiver.
Stevens, who was a Tennessee Titans Class 6A Mr. Football Back finalist in 2015, was The Daily News Journal’s 2015 Defensive Player of the Year.
Stevens caught 32 passes for 806 yards with 11 touchdowns and 16 carries for 123 yards with three TDs in 2015.
Stevens tallied 84 tackles with 8.5 for loss on defense. He had six interceptions, recovered two fumbles and had two defensive scores.
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