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Black planning trips

Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast wide receiver Chris Black is a wanted man. Just how many schools want the 5-foot-11, 170-pound wideout, he isn't sure, because he has lost count.
"I don't really keep count, I just know the main ones that I keep in contact with," Black said. "In total, it is probably around 30 offers now."
While his offer list is approaching three dozen, for Black he is mainly focused upon a third of that total at this time.
"It is basically the same main schools - Florida, Florida State, Alabama, Auburn, South Carolina, Miami, Notre Dame, Clemson, and Georgia," Black said.
The most recent addition to that list of top schools is Notre Dame, who recently verbally offered the talented wideout.
So far this offseason, he has taken just one trip and that was to Tallahassee in mid-February.
"I went to Florida State on the 19th of February," Black said. "It is always a great experience every time I go to Florida State. I got a chance to talk to the coaches a lot. I also got a chance to talk to the players that are already there. I just talked to them about transitioning from high school to playing college football."
This weekend, he plans to see another one of his top schools.
"I am planning to go to Alabama on Saturday," Black said. "I am definitely looking forward to visiting Alabama. I am being recruiting by their defensive backs coach (Jeremy Pruitt). I have also talked to Coach (Nick) Saban about two times. They just got a new receivers coach (Mike Groh) and I am looking forward to meeting him and building a relationship."
During the spring, Black is hoping to visit a few schools. He mentioned possible destinations such as Miami, Florida, and South Carolina. The Gators are a childhood favorite for the First Coast product, but that doesn't mean that Will Muschamp's team has an upper-hand in landing his commitment necessarily.
"My dad is a Gator fan, so that kind of played off on me a little bit," Black said. "I obviously would enjoy the opportunity to play for the Gators, but going through this process it causes you to change your thoughts about certain schools. I am going to just find the right school for me."
At this time, Black claims no favorites for his commitment. He isn't likely to decide until during his senior season.
As a junior, Black had 990 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns.
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