LB Raphael Kirby (6-1 218) of Stone Mountain, GA has over 25 offers and five favorites of USC, Florida, North Carolina, Stanford and LSU. The Gators are the frontrunners right now.
"It's not that big of a lead," Kirby said. "I'm still open right now."
Some of his other offers are Clemson, Southern Cal, Auburn, Virginia Tech and Georgia.
Kirby is one of several players at Stephenson High School USC's Lorenzo Ward is recruiting. He likes what the Gamecocks have to offer.
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"I went down and visited and it was really nice," Kirby said. "Me and coach Ward have a good relationship. I met the linebackers coach and coach Spurrier. I toured most of the school. I enjoyed it. I liked the facilities and whole nine yards."
Kirby said he will take visits this summer with LSU, Stanford and Virginia Tech three possible stops. He plans a decision later this summer.
Last season Kirby had 120 tackles with 3 sacks.