[UPDATE: 8:05 p.m. After a two-hour wait, reporters learned that Josh will not cut any schools and have all four baseball caps in front of him at 9 a.m. Wednesday]
Josh Harvey-Clemons, who is ranked as the state’s No. 1 overall prospect by ESPN, will narrow down to two schools after 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to a Valdosta radio station.
Who will make the cut? Who won’t? It’s down to UGA, Florida State, FSU and Miami for the 6-foot-5, 200-pound linebacker from Lowndes High School.
TheVikingVoice, the radio station that broadcasts the Lowndes football games, said on Twitter that Harvey-Clemons will narrow down to two schools at 6-8 p.m. Thursday. It will be part of a signing day show that will also include other Lowndes seniors at a Valdosta steakhouse.
What about Josh’s official announcement? That will come in front of ESPNU cameras at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
As you can imagine, we’re hearing every rumor in the book about Harvey-Clemons via emails, text messages and phone calls.
Earlier on Tuesday, we talked to a “source” – a Lowndes season-ticket holder for 40 years who had this to say about the Harvey-Clemons’ recruiting soap opera: “Josh’s grandfather does not want him to be red-shirted. Mark Richt would not promise that at UGA. FSU has showed him a depth chart with Telvin Smith, a Lowndes grad, starting at one OLB position this fall, and with Josh listed as second-string behind the other OLB … Mind games, but they may be working. A lot of people close to the family, including Jay Rome’s parents, have told him that red-shirting is a good thing. It can help with graduation and or a master’s degree. But the granddad has his mind made up about it and is quite influential.”
That source said Florida State and UGA would be the two finalists, while one of the top recruiting analysts in the business is projecting UGA and Florida. My guess? I’d say Florida State and UGA. But again, it’s just a guess.
You gotta love recruiting.
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