Rantavious Wooten is a game breaking wide receiver from the Sunshine State. Wooten, 5-10 and 158 pounds, is from Belle Glade (Fla.) Central High School. Last season he mainly played quarterback, starting seven games. This season he has made the full time transition to wide receiver. If the spring is any indication of what could lie ahead then the Central opponents in 2008 will be in for another long year. Against Miami (Fla.) Central in the spring game last week Wooten caught four passes for 128 yards and three touchdowns in their 54-46 win.
"I guess you could say the game went really well," Wooten said. I have worked really hard on my game and have improved on everything. I guess I have improved the most with my route running.
"I feel like am I more of a slot guy that can also play well on the outside. I can fly and also make people miss."
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According to Wooten he has a dozen scholarship offers. Miami was the first school to offer him and USF was the most recent.
"I would say that right now I am open and don't have a top five or anything like that. MY plan is to wait until the season starts and then narrow things down to about five schools. I do know that West Virginia, Georgia, Michigan, Auburn, Miami, Rutgers, Arkansas and Pittsburgh are some of the schools I like right now.
"I really like how West Virginia uses their wide receivers and they play with lots of motion.
"I like how Georgia's uses everyone in their passing game and they run the ball very well.
"You know that Rich Rodriguez will do the same thing he did at West Virginia on offense and they need players.
"Auburn is going to run spread and I am now looking at them. They need players.
"Miami is close to home and I like the whole atmosphere down there.
Rutgers, Arkansas and Pitt are three schools that I like but I just don't know much about them right now. They have all offered.
Early playing time will be important and I will to play in an offense like spread."
Wooten has taken unofficial visits to Miami and Florida. Later this week Wooten leaves for a camp at LSU. He will also camp at FSU, Auburn and Georgia.