Three-star wide receiver Neiko Creamer out of Elkton (Md.) Eastern Christian Academy has decided to reclassify. The 6-foot-4, 215-pounder discussed the situation.
"I have reclassified for the class of 2014," he said. "I just turned 17 and I decided to reclassify. I was in a 7-on-7 and wasn't 100% and my coach thought I should reclassify. Now, I'm close to 100%, but I'm just going to work out and go hard and be ready for next season since I'm eligible for one more year."
A big part of the decision was so that Creamer can give himself a better chance in the recruiting game due to falling behind physically because of ACL reconstruction.
"I thought about the future and I thought about myself as an athlete,"he said. "I'm looking at things I need to work on this season to be a four-star athlete and earn big-time SEC offers. I had to prove my speed and I didn't get a chance to work on it. I want to perfect every part of my game to get to the next level. I also thought about the team. It's pretty deep this year with five wide receivers, but next year there will be four."
Only two colleges are aware of the decision so far.
"The only two colleges that know are Ohio State and Rutgers," he said. "They both saw me working by myself and I told them I'd probably be reclassifying. Rutgers told me that I still have the offer and they'll still be on me. I haven't heard from Temple and Boston College about their offers."
Creamer mentioned the possibility of visiting some schools this fall, but has no firm plans at this time.