TAMPA, Fla. - Tampa (Fla.) Berkeley Prep athlete Nelson Agholor has had a successful spring. The versatile 6-foot-2, 180-pound athlete has seen his offer list grow. At this time, he claims offers from Duke, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Notre Dame, South Florida, TCU, UCLA, and USC, among others. All of the attention isn't shocking to the talented junior.
"I wouldn't say they are surprising, but I am just extremely glad to have those opportunities right now," Agholor said. "I am just trying to keep a level head and trying to get to know the people I might spend the next four or five years of my life with collegiately."
Agholor can make plays as a wide receiver, running back, or even try his hand at another skill position. With so many weapons at his disposal, he said schools are not talking to him about playing one specific position.
"I don't know," Agholor said when asked where he lines up at upon reaching the next level. "I just want to play. Every school I have met has told me they just want me on their team - where, they don't know yet."
While his position is up in the air, what Agholor wants in the college he will play for is something he has figured out early on.
"I am trying to be around a great support system and people," Agholor said. "I wouldn't mind coming across a coach that resembles my high school coach. He is just a genuine guy who knows the game real well and teaches it well. The main thing is that he is true to everyone - starters, non-starters, guys that need to put the extra hours in the gym that don't have the God-given talent. He just tells people straight up what they have to do to succeed."
At this point, he has found some of those factors in at least one of the schools he is looking at.
"I would probably have to say USC," Agholor said. "(Defensive coordinator) Monte Kiffin, that is a real genuine guy there. I have had the opportunity to visit there and spend a few days with the staff there and we connected really well. I want to give other schools the same opportunity that I gave Southern Cal. I have to see if I find the same connection I did there."
Southern Cal isn't the only school he has previously visited.
"I have been to Florida," Agholor said. "I sort of fell in love with Florida when the (Urban) Meyer staff was there. So I have a real good connection with Coach Meyer and Coach (Dan) McCarney when he was there. Florida still speaks for itself, no matter who is coaching, but hopefully I can go up there and meet these new guys."
The Central Florida prospect doesn't only excel on the gridiron, but is also a standout basketball player. Recently, his focus has been on the hardwood but when that wraps up he is turning his focus back to developing as a football player.
"I am focusing on being the best," Agholor said. "I will see campuses but I am more worried about going into my senior season with a killer instinct. After hoops is over, I am strictly working. I don't have to go out and see the schools, I need to become the player that these schools see in me."
As for his recruitment, Agholor is in no rush to make a decision.
"No leader," Agholor said. "Every school I have an offer from is equally viewed right now."
As a junior, Agholor accumulated more than 1,400 offensive yards.