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Florida safety sets first visit

Clearwater (Fla.) Central Catholic safety/receiver LeRue Rumph is one of Florida's top players and he has now scheduled his first official visit.
"I'm going to go out to Southern Cal in November but that's the only one so far," Rumph said. "They play Notre Dame that weekend. Other guys are trying to throw out some dates but the only one that's official is Southern Cal."
Rumph has also been getting quite a few phone calls from college coaches since the contact period began.
"I've been getting a lot actually," Rumph said. "Even from schools I haven't even gotten mail from. I guess it's been going all right so far. Florida, Miami, Georgia, Southern Cal, and N.C. State are a few who have called."
Rumph has attended the Florida-UAB and Florida-Miami games in Gainesville so far.
"The Florida-Miami game was fun," Rumph said. "I had a good time. This weekend I'm going to the Florida State-Duke game. Those are the only ones so far."
Any favorites?
"The top three, that's all I got to say," Rumph said. "The big three in Florida-- Florida, Florida State, and Miami."
What about a top five?
"Past those schools I'd say Georgia and Clemson."
What about Southern Cal?
"They'd (USC) fall past Clemson," Rumph said.
LeRue Rumph isn't sure when or even where he'll schedule his other official visits.
"I don't know, I have to see how busy my schedule gets," Rumph said. "If I get busy I'm going to keep them in-state. If I have a lot of time on my hands I'm going to get out and see things. It all depends on what my time is looking like."
Rumph said most schools like him on defense.
"Most schools are like whatever you want to do is fine but the majority of them are saying strong safety," Rumph said. "I really don't care (which position) to tell you the truth."
Clearwater Central Catholic is coming off a loss to Tallahassee-North Florida Christian.
"We're starting off slow this year," Rumph said. "We're 0-2 so far. We played North Florida Christian but we should have blown them out. It was just one of those games."
Any thoughts on All-World five-star prospect Ernie Sims?
"Yeah, the big man. I played receiver so I didn't really come across him that much. But from me playing defense and him playing offense, he's a hard man to bring down, I can tell you that."
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