Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian athlete Ahmad Christian is hoping to be a major contributor to a state championship team for the remainder of the season. While his primary focus is on making it to the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. for the state championship in December, he is also sorting things out with regards to his recruitment.
"We are just trying to win a state championship," Christian said. "I am also narrowing down my list of colleges."
The three-star athlete has trimmed his list of offers and interested schools down to a handful.
"I have narrowed it down some," Christian said. "Florida, Miami, Auburn, South Carolina, and Louisville are my main schools right now."
The 5-foot-10, 190-pounder has yet to set up any official visits, but did check out a pair of his finalists unofficially earlier in the season.
"I haven't taken any official visits yet," Christian said. "I went to a couple of games. I went to a Florida game and an Auburn game."
He made his way to nearby Gainesville early in the season to see Urban Meyer's team.
"I already knew about Florida because I have been to a lot of their games previously," Christian said. "I already knew what it was like to be there. I just took in the environment."
Following his trip to Florida, he then made his way to Auburn when Gene Chizik's club hosted Clemson.
"At Auburn, that was one of the loudest college games I have ever been to," Christian said. "Right now with them undefeated, they have a great thing going. I just really enjoyed myself being up there."
While he liked both unofficial visits, at this point all five programs are on equal footing. They will all have an opportunity to impress him in person and woo him over for his signature.
"They aren't in any kind of order," Christian said. "I plan to take all five of my official visits, to those schools. I am going to take all of them after my season. I haven't scheduled any yet."
Christian isn't simply a standout on the gridiron, as he also excels on the baseball diamond. As he prepares to make his college decision, the opportunity to display his athletic talents in two different sports will be part of his decision-making process.
"I am looking for a school where they are going to let me play both," Christian said. "It will really just be the school that puts me in the best position to succeed."
On the football field, Christian hopes to settle in at cornerback at the collegiate level, but he said a lot of schools are looking at him as a safety or cornerback. He also hopes to contribute on special teams.