This past weekend, Homestead (Fla.) South Dade running back Torry Clayton was able to make his way to Orlando to check out the University of Central Florida. He recapped his Junior Day visit to see the Knights.
"We got there and we were in a meeting where we met the coaches," Clayton said. "They then showed us a video about the school and the campus. After that we walked around and saw everything. We saw the indoor practice field and the stadium."
The 5-foot-9, 195-pound back was impressed with what he saw on campus.
"It was my first time ever visiting there," Clayton said. "Going around the athletic buildings, seeing all the buildings around campus they looked good. Then seeing the indoor practice field and the stadium, it was really nice. It all caught my attention."
During his visit, he had an opportunity to speak with a pair of assistant coaches.
"I talked to the running backs coach (Danny Barrett)," Clayton said. "He is new there. So he was just talking to me about the position and some things like that."
"The person I talked to the most was Coach David Kelly," Clayton added. "He was just telling me to keep my grades up and that they were going to evaluate me further during the spring time. He said they were going to come down and watch me play this spring."
While schools such as Florida State, Miami, and others have expressed an interest in Clayton, he holds just one verbal offer at this time.
"They verbally offered me," Clayton said of UCF. "That is my first offer. It was exciting to get that offer. As of now I am just waiting and seeing how my recruiting process is going to go."
While he isn't in a rush to make any decisions, Clayton admits he is impressed with his lone offer and where that program is going.
"The program is rising," Clayton said. "They are bringing some really good players in. I think they are going to be even better this upcoming season."
As a junior, Clayton had 1,142 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns on 170 carries.