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Ayres is putting recruiting on hold

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Offers are mounting for Salisbury (Md.) Wicomico junior running back Dontea Ayres. The 5-foot-9, 200-pound tailback has a number of scholarships, but at this time the tailback is putting it all on hold.
"I don't really get into recruiting, my coach knows all about my offers," he said. "I'm going to wait till after the season to find out who has offered me. I'm just focused on keeping a 4.0 GPA.
"I am receiving a lot of letters though from a lot of schools. Stanford is a big school showing interest, Ohio State and Penn State."
Ayres confirmed he was aware of offers from Duke and Georgia Tech, but outside of that he was still uncertain.
"I'm taking my time and enjoying the process," he said. "I know the time will come for me to sign and I'll have plenty of options. I knew the hard work was going to pay off soon."
Does the tailback like anybody?
"Not really, I can't really say," he said. "I feel there is a chance I could go to any school around. I don't really have a favorite."
Though he claims no favorites, Ayres noted he does like to watch one team.
"I love to watch Alabama," he said. "I love to watch Trent Richardson and the way they run the ball. It reminds me of my team, a powerhouse and an all-around great team."
The only trip Ayres has taken this season was to Maryland. He touched on that visit a bit more.
"It was great," he said. "It was a great experience and a great game to watch. I like my recruiting coach there, he's an amazing coach."
To date, Ayres has helped his team to a 10-1 record.
"We're doing really well," he said. "I'm doing pretty good I think too. I'm averaging about 12 or 13-yards per carry. As of last week I had 28 touchdowns and 1,441-yards rushing along with 215-yards receiving. I'm scoring one of every four plays. I have a great offensive line and a great football team."
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