The state of Florida is known for producing an abundance of skilled athletes year in and year out. The Sunshine State is not known for producing many elite tight ends. That's not the case with Plant City's Jordan Prestwood. The 6-6 and 265 pounds Prestwood has only played the position for one high school season.
"For my size I can move for a big man," Prestwood said. "I have good hands. I have soft hands. My first two seasons of high school ball I played tackle. Last year I was moved to tight end. I know it's about 50-50 with what position I will play in college. Some schools like me at tackle while others say I'm a tight end. It may not matter if I keep growing the way I am. To me, it's doesn't matter the position. I just want to play."
He has some impressive scholarship offers to date. According to Prestwood, Florida State, Notre Dame, Auburn, Alabama, South Carolina, Texas Tech, West Virginia, Purdue, Florida International and USF have all offered.
"The first offer was from Florida International after my sophomore spring game. My first offer letter on September 1st was from USF. There's a new staff there now and I know coach (Skip) Holtz came by the school. I know they say I am still one of their top recruits and I am hearing good things about the staff there in Tampa."
So far this winter, Prestwood has been to a handful of junior days at South Carolina, Auburn and Florida. This weekend he attended a junior day at Alabama.
I was at Alabama this weekend. Everything was awesome and the campus is put together. Their facilities and tradition are too good to be true. Alabama likes me as a tight end. They know if I keep growing I will be a tackle.
"Of all the junior days Alabama stood out but they are all good. They are all top notch. It's also four SEC schools. I would love to play in that league. Right now I just want to take everything in and see what's out there."
Does Prestwood call Alabama his earlier leader or is he more open with the process?
"You know, I have had a chance to see a bunch of schools. I have also been to games at USF and UCF. I have been to a camp at Notre Dame and a game up there. I am just open right now and looking to see where I am going to be comfortable. I want to see where I fit into, looking for people like me. I want to find that comfort level."
Prestwood plans on attending the Florida State junior day this coming weekend. He's also planning on attending a spring practice at Notre Dame and Alabama.