Baltimore St. Frances Academy junior cornerback Kevyn Humes is ready to take another big step in his recruitment. The four-star has offers from around 30 programs and after taking time to build relationships, spend time on different campuses and identify what is most important to him, five schools have moved to the top of his list.
“The recruiting process was kind of hard at first, but once Aug. 1 hit, and schools could start reaching out, it got a lot easier,” Humes told On3. “Who showed the most love was one of the main reasons these schools made the list. Where I feel most at home and player development were also big factors.”
The No. 326 prospect in the On3 Industry Rankings was at Penn State last weekend for the Michigan game. He has visited Happy Valley three times overall. Georgia has had Humes on campus three times, then Alabama, Notre Dame and Oregon have all hosted him twice.
There is still no real timeline for Humes on when he would like to make his decision.
“I am done with visits this season and I am not sure what is next,” Humes added. “I am focused on these five schools, these are the main schools in the mix for me now and I will go from here.
“The track record, who puts out first round picks and things like that will be important, but that gut feeling will be big. When the time comes, I will talk it out with my mother and my defensive coordinator, then go off that gut feeling. my gut has always told me what is right for me.”
Humes talks Alabama, Georgia, Notre Dame, Oregon and Penn State
ALABAMA: “Simply put, it is Nick Saban. He and Coach T-Rob (Travaris Robinson) come together, coach the defensive backs and Alabama’s track record is the best. Coach Saban has put out more defensive backs than any other coach. He knows my position, he coaches them well and Coach Saban gets guys drafted.”
GEORGIA: “Georgia was one of the first schools to start recruiting me. That means a lot because it is Georgia. They saw something in me early, they have been on me for a while and them being a top program puts them high on my list.”
NOTRE DAME: “Coach Marcus Freeman, Coach Al Golden and Coach Mike Mickens all have been a big part of Notre Dame coming after me. They have not let up since they offered and I had a great time when I was there for the USC game.”
OREGON: “Coach Dan Lanning is new, he has Oregon playing well and he has become an elite head coach. Coach Meat (Demetrice Martin) has been recruiting me hard and we have a good relationship. Then my two teammates (Michael Van Buren and Edrees Farooq) are in my ear.”
PENN STATE: “Coach Terry Smith is a main reason for Penn State being on this list. He is a great coach and he has produced some top defensive backs. He had a first round pick last year in Joey Porter Jr and Kalen King could be next. That development has my attention.”