Seffner (Fla.) Armwood is averaging just shy of 40 points per game on their way to a 7-0 start on the season. Offensively, it all starts up front with the Hawks' offensive line and one of the leaders of that front five is junior offensive guard Cody Waldrop.
"It is going real good," Waldrop said of his junior season. "I am having a lot of fun and we are just rolling through everybody so far."
Colleges are already taking notice of the 6-foot-4, 315-pound lineman.
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"Right now I am still hearing from Florida State and Auburn mostly," Waldrop said. "I am also hearing a little bit from Alabama."
At this time, Waldrop claims no official offers but said that Auburn and Florida State have informed him he will be offered. He is in regular contact with a coach on each of those staffs.
"Coach (Rick) Trickett with Florida State," Waldrop said. "With Auburn, I believe it is Coach (Jay) Boulware. Alabama is just sending a lot of letters, I haven't talked to a coach personally yet."
This fall, Waldrop is attempting to hit the road when time permits and check out some different teams and the atmosphere that surrounds their games.
"I am trying to attend as many games as I can," Waldrop said. "I attended Florida State's first game this season and USF a couple of times."
Waldrop, who said he grew up a fan of Florida State, made his way to Tallahassee for the Seminoles' season-opener against Samford.
"Florida State was really nice," Waldrop said. "It was a ton of people and it was a small game, so I can only imagine what it is like for a big game. It was definitely a really, really live place on gameday. I like all of the coaches there. They are definitely a top runner in my choices right now."
He has also made his way to nearby Tampa to attend a couple of South Florida's games at Raymond James Stadium.
"One of the things I don't like about USF is that they play in an NFL stadium," Waldrop said. "They don't have their own stadium. It is still fun. They have a lot of people at their games too. They are becoming a pretty good program and it is close to home, so they are up there too with my choices."
With over a year before Waldrop will have to sign with a college, he said he hasn't given much thought to when he may make a decision.
"I really don't know, it just depends on how it all plays out," Waldrop said.
At this time, he is focused on a state championship with Armwood. He expects his recruiting to gain a lot of momentum next spring and he intends to give things more focus at that time.
"The spring is going to be a good time for me, because when they don't have games they come to our practice," Waldrop said. "So I am going to be ready to go then."