The telephone's been ringing off the hook at the home of Lovejoy (Ga.) standout
member of the Rivals.com Georgia Top 50
team and one of the
running backs in the nation, has to pause and take a deep breath prior
to reeling off the list of programs which have called in the last two weeks.
The list includes: Florida, Georgia Tech, Indiana, West Virginia, Boston
College, Stanford, Oregon, Tennessee, Auburn, South Carolina, North Carolina,
Clemson, Penn State, Arkansas and Kentucky.
And did any of those stand out?
"I talked to coach (Joe) Paterno from Penn State and coach (Tom) O'Brien at
Boston College," he said. "It's good to hear from the head coaches. Both of them
just wanted to tell me they were really thinking about me and wanted to make
sure I knew they were offering me (scholarships) themselves. Most of the others
I just talked to a running backs coach or someone recruiting my area."
Choice has offers from Auburn, Penn State, Boston College, Stanford, Duke,
Tulane, Middle Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest.
He said Georgia Tech remains his favorite, and he's hopeful an offer will come
soon. "I like them because it's a real strong program and it's so close to
home," he said. "I wouldn't rule out going away from home, but it would be nice
to play here."
Alabama, Clemson, Arkansas, Florida, West Virginia and Vanderbilt round out his
current top seven, "but I'm not really closing the door on anyone."
Choice attended the Florida-Miami game in Gainesville on Sept. 7 as a guest of
the Gators. "It was cool. Miami was just too strong, though. I couldn't believe
it. Everybody was shocked."
He said he'd also like to attend the following games if possible: Georgia
Tech-Florida State, Georgia-Georgia Tech, Auburn-Georgia and Alabama-Auburn.
"I'm going to try to make all of those."
Choice opened his senior season with a pair of big rushing efforts before
injuring his shoulder and missing the third game. In the opener, he had 11
carries for 240 yards and three touchdowns. In the second game, he carried the
ball 23 times for 105 yards and two scores.