One of Florida's top offensive line prospects just
returned from his first official visit and has the other four in place.
"I took my official visit to N.C. State this past
weekend," said Clermont South Lake standout
Carlton Medder. "It went real well. I liked the place a lot.
It was the first time I've ever been there, so I was kind of surprised by
how nice everything was. They've got a great atmosphere.
"I was really impressed by their new facility
they're building for football. It's about four stories for the training
center and weight room and all that stuff. It was really cool. They're going
to have some of the best facilities around."
In addition to the environment and facilities,
Medder (6-4, 327, 5.3) said he was impressed by the Wolfpack players and
coaching staff during the weekend of the big Florida State showdown.
"The relationship between the coaches and players
was really something that stood out to me. They are a tight bunch," he said.
"(N.C. State's) win didn't surprise me because I got to see their
preparation and how intense and focused they were, how much of a team it
was. They knew they were going to win. That was impressive.
"I think they're a program that's young and hungry.
They're definitely going to be on my mind for the rest of (the recruiting
Medder, a member of the Rivals.com
Top 100 team and one of the South's top offensive tackles,
will also visit Florida State (12/6), Georgia (12/13), Florida (1/10) and
Tennessee (1/17). He originally had planned to make an official visit to
Maryland on Dec. 13, but reversed course and placed the Bulldogs in that
"Georgia's just come on pretty strong," he said. "I
felt like they've shown so much interest in me, they belonged in my top
Medder noted N.C. State, Georgia and Florida State
as his top three, in no particular order.