Fort White (Fla.) lost their preseason kickoff game 42-27 to Jacksonville (Fla.) Episcopal. While Fort White came up short, senior athlete A.J. Legree made his presence felt racking up more than 200 yards receiving and scoring two touchdowns.
"I want to lead the team to the playoffs and a state title," Legree said. "I just want to do the best at everything for my team. Our coaches have high expectations for us and I have high expectations as well. I just want to do big things this year."
Legree contributes as both a wide receiver and safety. He is open to playing either spot at the next level.
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"Wherever they need me, that is where I will play," Legree said. "I think I will end up at wide receiver, but it will probably depend on whichever school I pick."
That versatility has put the small-town prospect on the map with some big schools.
"FAU and FIU have offered me and are showing me a lot of attention, they both sent me a written offer. I also got a written offer from Western Kentucky," Legree said. "Florida is also recruiting me. They have shown me some attention. I am also hearing from Maryland, UCF, USF, Iowa State, Louisville, Middle Tennessee, and some other schools right now."
The 6-foot, 180-pound prospect has yet to hit the road for any visits, but says that will change during and after his senior season.
"I plan on taking some," Legree said. "I haven't made any plans yet, because I haven't been able to talk to the coaches as much. I just know for sure I am going to take some visits."
As a junior, Legree had 21 receptions for 290 yards and five touchdowns offensively. On defense, he had 37 tackles, a sack, eight pass deflections, and two interceptions.