Juco OT Jermaine Eluemunor knew little about football when his family emigrated from London to the United States in 2009. But he's a quick learner, and nearly every top program in the country has taken notice.
Many top-rated high school prospects have had to take a detour to the juco ranks before playing Division I ball. That's been the case for several Alabama standouts, whose success has been shaped by going down the more difficult path.
With the stigma that sometimes comes with recruiting too many juco transfers, the Bulldogs are cautious in how many they bring in each year. Sometimes those players don't make the grade, while others reap the benefits of taking such a step.
Junior college receiver LaColtan Bester (De Kalb, Miss./East Mississippi CC) confirmed he has signed a letter of intent Saturday to play for the Sooners. He will arrive at OU this summer and be eligible to play in 2012.
Not taking care of business while hoping for a college football career landed OL Trenton Brown at Georgia Military College. The disciplined lifestyle there has helped the promising lineman turn a corner he hopes will lead him to an FBS career.
Juco athlete and UGA prospect Mario Alford believes the military training he has received at Georgia Military College gives him an edge against future Division I competition, and he wants to prove it while wearing red and black.