As a quarterback at Ponte Vedra (Fla.) Nease, Class of 2017 prospect Leighton Alley is already following in the footsteps of Florida legend Tim Tebow. If he continues to progress at the position, he may be in position to follow Tebow's path from the Jacksonville area to the University of Florida as well.
The 6-foot-3, 204-pound rising sophomore is just starting his recruiting journey, and recently camped at his first two schools.
"So far I've been to Florida and Florida State, and those are the first two camps I've really ever been to," he said. "This is my first year really getting into the whole recruiting scene, so I'll be going to more next year during the summer."
Alley said he felt like he made a good impression at both stops, and had an opportunity to chat with the Florida coaches.
"I did well at the Florida camp," he said. "It was one of their mini-camps so we just did some one-on-ones and some routes on air. It seemed like the coaches liked me. I got to talk to coach (Will) Muschamp and meet him and he told me he liked me. He said he wants to see more of me in the future."
Alley is more of a pro-style quarterback, but said he thinks he could excel in Florida's new system.
"I think I'd fit in well to the new offense," he said. "I like to throw the ball around. I'm not the fastest guy in the world, but I feel like I can move around a little bit when I need to."
Alley's stop in Tallahassee was a little longer and he said he enjoyed the experience.
"Florida State went good," he said. "That was their three-day camp. I talked to coach Jimbo (Fisher) a little bit after. He told me he liked me and he's looking forward to seeing me in the future. I'll be excited to go back there next year."
Alley is an accomplished baseball player as well, and he said juggling his summer schedule has been difficult. But he's hoping a successful season in the fall will lead to more opportunities on the gridiron next summer.
"I play baseball, so I've been having to split time between camps and tournaments," he said. "Next year we'll see how it's going but I plan on going to more camps."
Woody Wommack is a Southeast Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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