DE Javon Kinlaw (6-7 270) of Goose Creek has a new favorite. USC was his first offer and had long been #1 with Kinlaw but Wednesday night he said new offer Florida now is his favorite with USC second on his list and Clemson third.
"I like Florida a lot," Kinlaw said. "I'd been waiting on their offer a long time. It's just the intensity of their school. I can't wait to get down there to see what it's like. Coach Lawing really and truly believes I can be a defensive end."
And that's big to Kinlaw. Some schools he says, like Clemson, like him as an offensive tackle, a position he's never played.
"I'm not an offensive tackle," he bluntly said. "I don't play nothing else but defensive end. I don't even play that (offensive tackle).
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Kinlaw will make another trip to USC Saturday for the Tennessee game. Though no longer the favorite, USC is still in a good position with Kinlaw.
"It's 60-40 between Florida and USC," he said. "South Carolina is just a good atmosphere, lots of friendly people and a good coaching staff."
Kinlaw is in no hurry to make a decision saying he'll likely wait until Signing Day 2016.
This season he has 55 tackles with 4 sacks and 1 fumble recovery.