DB Ronald Baines (6-0 180) of Voorhees, NJ has received interest from USC but says he has not heard from their coaches recently. "I'm probably going to call Coach (G.A.) Mangus this weekend but I haven't talked to him in a little while," said Baines.
Baines has a single offer from East Carolina and recently took his first visit to the school. "I really liked the campus and the surrounding area," he said. "They are expanding the stadium and have new dorms. It's really nice there."
He had similar thoughts on USC after visiting in February. "It's a really nice city and they put a lot into football," said Baines. "The football coaches are really cool and the people are nice."
Baines is drawing interest from Temple, James Madison, Bucknell, Iowa, Tulane, and New Mexico. He has plans to visit Temple, Deleware, and Old Dominion in the upcoming weeks.
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Baines says East Carolina is his current leader. "There the only ones who have offered so far so I would say they're my favorite," he joked. "I am hearing I should get a lot more offers soon."