One of the top running backs from the running back rich state of Florida is Dontae Aycock. Aycock, 5-10 and 190 pounds, is from Tampa (Fla.) Chamberlain High School. This four-star prospect plays quarterback for his high school team but most schools are recruiting him at running back. Only Georgia Tech is recruiting him at quarterback.
"Today was our first practice and it went good," Aycock said. "We looked pretty well organized for our first time out. The coaches want to get me about 15 touches on the ground and throw about 20 passes a game so I think I can get the touches to put up good numbers."
Last season in 13 games, Aycock rushed for over 1,300 yards and threw for 950. He accounted for 27 total touchdowns.
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In regards to recruiting nothing has really changed. He still won't talk favorites. He most recent scholarship offer was last week and that came from South Carolina.
"South Carolina is a good team and a good school. I know what coach (Steve) Spurrier did while at Florida. He got all the players there and to play in the SEC would be great. That's where all the great players go."
In addition to the Gamecocks, Georgia Tech, Duke, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisville, Ole Miss, Northwestern, Rutgers, South Florida, Vanderbilt and West Virginia are just some of the schools that have offered Aycock. Right now he has a plan for narrowing things down.
"I want to settle on some schools by the middle of the season and I plan on taking my official visits after the season. What coaches come to see me play early could be a factor in who I go visit.
Aycock and his Chamberlain teammates open up with Tampa (Fla.) Gaither High School this season. That's an early big game considering Gaither has one of the best running backs in the state in Jarvis Giles (Tennessee commitment).
"We are friends and that will be a lot of fun. We talked some smack and got into it a little bit this summer at a 7-on-7. But that was all in good fun."
This summer Aycock camped at two schools, Georgia Tech and Florida.