Tallahassee (Fla.) Leon wide receiver Jaren Colsten-Green is hoping to earn offers the old-fashioned way, by stepping onto college campuses and impressing their respective staffs.
"I have just been going to a lot of camps and I intend to continue going to a lot of camps," Colsten-Green said. "I am just trying to do my best and earn some offers."
Recently, Colsten-Green camped at Florida, Miami, and South Florida. He also participated in a Southern Miss camp which was held in Valdosta, Ga. Colsten-Green spoke about his experience at each event.
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Florida: "I had already went to a Junior Day there so I already knew how the campus looked. I liked talking with the wide receivers coach (Aubrey Hill) at Florida. They canceled camp early because of the weather."
Miami: "The Miami camp was real good. They made everybody go both ways, working on offense and defense to see where we did better. It was a good experience to go down there and look at their football program and see their practice fields and facilities."
South Florida: "That camp I really liked. I liked the wide receivers coach (Phil McGeoghan). I talked with Coach (Skip) Holtz and said they would give me a call. I also liked the campus and the practice fields. I liked my visit to South Florida more than any other trip I have taken."
Southern Miss: "I really liked their staff a lot. I liked the wide receivers coach () and the quarterbacks coach (), they were talking to me about doing better on my routes."
According to the 6-foot, 165-pound wideout, those schools intend to watch him and evaluate him early next season.
Upcoming trips for Colsten-Green include Tennessee, Ole Miss, and South Carolina.
As for his first offer, he believes that may come from an out-of-state school that he doesn't intend to camp at.
"The school I have heard from the most is Middle Tennessee," Colsten-Green said. "Coach (Willie) Simmons is really interested in me for them. He has spoken to my mom a lot. He said I did good in our spring jamboree game. He hasn't talked about an offer with me, but he has with my mom."
Colsten-Green is also hearing a lot from Louisvillle's Ron Dugans and an offer is a possibility if a spot opens up.
"He has told my mother that if they try to get another receiver, they will try to get me," Colsten-Green said.
The Big Bend prospect is in no rush to make a decision and is really looking for a school that will allow him to further himself as a student-athlete.
"I really just want to find a school that handles my academic needs," Colsten-Green said.
As a junior, Colsten-Green had 20 receptions for 324 yards and three touchdowns. He also contributed on special teams returning kicks and punts.