On Thursday, Miami (Fla.) Jackson wide receiver DeAndre Jasper made his way to Coral Gables to check out one of the University of Miami's spring practices.
"I got to see about the last 45 minutes of practice today," Jasper said. "It was really good. There was a lot of hitting going on. They were competing a lot. It was good to see my friend, (freshman defensive back) Thomas Finnie out there competing."
During the visit, he met and spoke with Al Golden and numerous other football assistants.
"I got a chance to talk with Coach Golden, he said he was happy to see me there," Jasper said. "He told me to keeping coming out there and coming to visit them. I also got to see Coach (Hurlie) Brown, Coach (George) McDonald, and Micheal Barrow. They talked to me a lot. They just said they want me to come more often and they were happy to see me."
At this point, he is waiting for an offer from the hometown school.
"They haven't offered me yet," Jasper said. "They tell me it is coming soon."
An offer from the 'Canes would be pretty significant, but not likely to lead to a commitment.
"I grew up a 'Canes fan," Jasper said. "My options are open though."
As of right now, Jasper holds offers from Arizona State, Auburn, Central Florida, Florida State, Ole Miss, Rutgers, South Florida, and Virginia. He is attempting to see at least one of those schools on April 16th for their spring game.
"I am going to try to go to Auburn or Florida State for their spring game," Jasper said.
He shared a few reasons why he wants to see the Tigers and Seminoles up-close and personal.
"I like their receivers," Jasper said of Auburn. "I know they have good receivers and they are coached up real good. I also like their coaches, they seem like cool people. Also, I am real close with (Auburn signee) Robenson Therezie."
"They get a lot of good talent that I want to see," Jasper said of Florida State. "I want to be surrounded by good players wherever I go."
At this point, the 5-foot-11, 180-pound wide receiver claims no leaders.
"I haven't put them in order yet," Jasper said of his offers.
As a junior, Jasper recorded more than 500 yards on 25 receptions and scored six touchdowns. As a sophomore, he had 37 receptions for 634 yards and 10 touchdowns.