Javon Kinlaw is the No. 2 strong side defensive end in the 2017 JUCO class according to 247Sports and he is headed back to the place where he was supposed to go initially. Kinlaw was originally committed to South Carolina in December of 2015, but was redirected to Jones County Junior College by Will Muschamp’s staff.
It sounds like now Kinlaw is ready to get back on the Gamecock and commit once again as he told Phil Kornblut in an interview.
“I’m all set, South Carolina 100 percent,” Kinlaw said. “Just haven’t committed yet. They know I’m not going anywhere else.
“I loved it, being home and knowing a lot of people here. Every time I come here they show me a lot of love. They were telling me I’ve got a chance to come in and play early. Me being a JUCO guy and they bringing in a lot of young guys, you can’t depend on young guys, they’re kind of depending on me to come in and play.”
The 6’6″, 305-pound DE is from Goose Creek, S.C. originally so the decision to go to South Carolina over USC was pretty easy for him. The Trojans were considered to be the second team going after him hard, but the Gamecocks were given a 100 percent chance to land him in the 247Sports crystal ball.
[h/t SEC Country]