Tavares (Fla.) linebacker Josh Linam is sitting on one early scholarship offer and has an early top five.
"I've been offered by Florida International," he said. "I've been getting letters from Alabama, Central Florida, Georgia, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Clemson, Tulane and South Florida."
The 6-foot-2, 221-pounder has exchanged text messages with the staffs at Alabama and UCF and has an early top five (no order) of the Golden Knights, Crimson Tide, Florida, Georgia and South Florida.
"I like the coaches at Alabama," Linam said. "I like the coaches and the location of UCF. I like the USF head coach and with Georgia, I like them because they are a good, successful program.
"Coaching and atmosphere are going to be the two main factors when I choose what program I want to go to."
Growing up, Linam pulled for Florida State.
"My dad played there and I love the atmosphere," he said.
Linam, who had 146 tackles in 2005 and was named Lake County Defensive Player of the Year, plans to attend the Gainesville NIKE Camp May 20 at UF and also plans to attend summer camps with the Gators and Alabama.
He models his game after former Ohio State linebacker A.J. Hawk.
"He is relentless and hardworking," Linam said. "I like that style."