One of the top safety prospects from the state of Florida is Zeke Motta. Motta, 6-3 and 208 pounds, is from Vero Beach (Fla.) High School. Last year as a junior he recorded 152 tackles, blocked six kicks, forced four fumbles and had an interception in 13 games.
"We just ended spring (ball) on Tuesday and it all went well," Motta said. "I got better. I am reacting quicker and not making as many mistakes. I am getting my pad level lower and I improved on my tackling. I am the type of player that plays with game with excitement and passion. I am a hard hitter and have a nose for the ball."
Most schools are recruiting Motta as a strong safety or linebacker. According to Motta he has around 30 scholarship offers.
"I don't really have a top five. I am just trying to get read for exams. My dad and I will figure it out. Right now these are the schools I am interested in – Notre Dame, Boston College, Wake Forest, Florida, Stanford, FSU, Auburn, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Clemson."
Motta is planning on graduating high school early and enrolling in college in January. So he now knows that he needs to hit the road and check out some schools.
"I am trying to graduate early because I really want to play spring ball. I know Stanford doesn't accept that but they sure have their positives and that's another way to look at it.
"I plan on visiting a bunch of schools in June. I will visit Auburn (camp), Florida (camp), Stanford (camp), Wake Forest, Clemson, and ND (camp). Those will all be in the month of June. I want to come back and start lifting in July. I hope to try and make a few more schools in July but that will depends on how the (June) visits go.
"I am looking at academics and scheme. I want to fit in a defense that fits my style and I am looking at college tradition. Playing time is always a plus but I don't expect to start right away. I will go and work as hard as I can for a spot."
Notre Dame, Florida and Clemson have not offered. The rest of the schools he mentioned have.