Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast wide receiver/athlete Mike McIntosh has been one of the Sunshine State’s most heavily recruited players to this point in the year.
McIntosh (6-2, 180, 4.4) has added scholarship offers from Miami, Tennessee, Maryland, Syracuse, N.C. State and Michigan in recent weeks to go along with an impressive list from earlier this spring. They included: Auburn, Clemson, Florida, LSU, Michigan State and Central Florida.
So how does he go through the process of picking out favorites from that group of big-time programs?
“It’s kind of hard,” he said. “I’ve been a little surprised by all of it. It’s cool to have all these schools showing me so much attention. At some point early this summer, I want to sit down with my coach and my parents and try to pick out about five or six schools to focus on.”
And where does that process stand?
“Right now, I’m completely open,” he said. “I really didn’t have one favorite team growing up. I liked to watch great games, but never one team that I always rooted for. But I do like Miami. They’ve always had great talent and been an exciting team to watch. They send a lot of players to the NFL. That’s something I’m looking at.”
McIntosh said some of the other factors in his decision are playing time, “a big-time atmosphere” for games and the school’s communications program. Academically, he carries a 2.5 GPA and will take the ACT on June 14.
He plans to camp at LSU, Auburn, Tennessee and Florida this summer.
As a junior, McIntosh played quarterback for First Coast, recording more than 1,100 yards in total offense and 15 touchdowns. He’ll move back to wide receiver and cornerback as a senior.