Maggitt setting up official visit schedule
West Palm Beach (Fla.) Dwyer defensive end Curt Maggitt kept busy this summer. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound defender made the rounds of several college campuses over the past few months.
Whether it was for camps or unofficial visits, the four-star prospect was able to experience several new places. Maggitt says he enjoyed his time at each place he visited.
"I went on a couple unofficials and I went up to Friday Night Lights (at Florida)," Maggitt said. "I also went to a Wisconsin camp. The camps were good. The visits were great, experiencing new things and meeting the people. I learned a lot of things about different schools. I visited Alabama, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Wisconsin.
"Friday Night Lights was a lot of fun. I talked to the coaches afterward and I did a pretty good job. They helped me out with a lot of stuff, like small things as I was going along and in one-on-ones."
Though he was able to see many of the programs that have offered him, Maggitt says he is not quite ready to narrow down his list of suitors.
"I haven't really been thinking about it too much," he said. "I talked to my brother about it and we're trying to figure things out. He just tells me to take it easy and that I have another season of high school so there's no rush.
"A lot of schools are still pushing really hard. Florida, LSU, Georgia, Wisconsin is a lot and quite a few other schools are all still really on me. Tennessee is still going after me hard too."
However, he has been putting some thought into his five official visits. Maggitt knows the likely destinations for all but one of them and has one already set up.
"I've put some thought into it," he said regarding his official visit schedule. "I'm thinking maybe Alabama, North Carolina, LSU and I'm thinking Notre Dame. I'm not really sure about my 5th one. I talked to my brother and those are the four we came up with and I'm still thinking about a 5th.
"I talked to coach Bobby Williams at Alabama and I'm going to go on my official to Alabama when they play against Florida. I think it's like Oct. 2. I've talked to Billy Gonzales (at LSU) about setting that one up but I haven't really gotten too much into actual plans with the visits yet."
Though he is tentatively set to visit those programs, Maggitt says it is too early to label them as his favorites.
"I wouldn't necessarily call that my top four," he said. "They are some schools I want to learn more about and see what I like and see what they have to offer."
Though the big defender has always played defensive end at Dwyer, there's a chance he could end up as a linebacker in college. He is okay with either position.
"A lot of schools that run a 3-4 want to play the jack position, the SAM and the WILL (outside linebacker spots)," Maggitt said. "Schools that run a 4-3, like Tennessee, they want me to run a regular defensive end. I think I'm athletic enough to play either/or. I don't really have a preference. I'll play whatever one best fits me. I just want to come off the edge."