JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - When you're one of the top players in the country, everyone wants to know where you're going to school. Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood athlete Jamar Hornsby gets asked that question a lot, though he's not ready to commit, he's not shy about naming a favorite school.
"I really like Florida a lot," Hornsby said. "They are recruiting me as a wide receiver and they have the perfect offense. They run a four receiver set and they will lose three or four wide receivers after this year. I grew up loving the Gators and they are recruiting me for both offense and defense. I am still looking at some other schools too."
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound runs the 40-yard dash in 4.45 seconds and boasts a 235-pound bench press.
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"I am going up to Ohio State the weekend they play Texas for my official visit," Hornsby said. "Maurice (Wells) told me to keep them in mind, he told me that it is a much different game on the college level. I am definitely going to take visits to USC and Michigan.
Michigan has a great young quarterback at Michigan so I could do well there. I think I could go in there and play early. USC is the national champs and it's a great program. I am just looking for a place where I can get on the field early and a place that wants me, that's one reason I like Florida so much. Coach Meyer text messages me about 5-10 times a day."
Hornsby is ranked as the No. 3 player in Florida and the nation's No. 26 player overall. He is also ranked as the nation's No. 3 athlete.
"I love playing safety," Hornsby said. "I flow to the ball well and I've got long legs so it helps me get a lot of depth. It's real hard to throw over me. I love hitting and that's why I love defense so much. I have played wide receiver since the ninth grade. I compare myself to Randy Moss, I pretty much catch anything that is thrown to me."
Hornsby plans to graduate early and enroll for the spring semester at the school of his choice, so he knows the clock is ticking.
"I'm not in a hurry, but that's why I'm already setting up and taking visits," Hornsby said. "I want to take them all and to get them in I need to do it early. I'm going to really look at things and weigh things before I make a decision."