Wherever four-star wide receiver Mike McIntosh lands in college, it's looking like there’s a decent chance he’s going to be a Tiger.
“The four schools I’m really looking at right now are Auburn, Clemson, LSU and Miami,” said the Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast star, who is ranked the No. 13 wideout in the Class of 2004 by Rivals.com. “Auburn and Clemson are my main two. They’ve made a strong push.”
McIntosh (6-2, 180, 4.4), who had 650 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns as a junior, has scholarship offers from all four of his favorites. He’s also received offers from Oklahoma, Michigan, Florida, Florida State, Tennessee, North Carolina and Syracuse, among many others.
Asked what set Auburn and Clemson apart from the pack, he said:
“Auburn came at me real early as a junior. Coach Knox has been with me the whole way, telling me how much they want me there. They only signed one wide receiver last year, and they see big things for me right away.
“Same thing with Clemson. They really think I can come in and have a big impact as a freshman. I like their offense. I like the way they’ve recruited me. Coach Swinney is real cool. They’ve also got a good tradition with players from my area, Jacksonville.”
Could any other schools eventually break into his list of favorites?
“I’m not sure,” he said. “Those four are real strong. I like Oklahoma, though, and I’ve thought about visiting Michigan. I’d love to see a game up in their 100,000-seat stadium. That’s something I’m going to be looking at on my visits – the gameday atmosphere.”
Is there a timetable for a decision?
“I’ll definitely be taking my visits before I do anything,” he said. “But it probably won’t be too long after those.”