March 4, 2007

Top in-state LB takes in USC junior day

Loris (S.C.) linebacker Jonathan Willard will likely be ranked as the top pure linebacker prospect in the Palmetto State's class of 2008, and he was on-hand on Columbia over the weekend to attend the South Carolina Gamecocks' junior day.

"Man, I liked it a lot," the 6-foot-2, 210-pound Willard said. "Everything sounded real good there, especially when it comes to playing time for me. I'd give my day up there a '10'."

Willard, who racked up 130 tackles and 14 tackles for loss a junior, liked what he heard from his potential position coach Tyrone Nix.

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