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Minshew sees interest rise

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Brandon (Miss.) three-star quarterback Gardner Minshew has been a put together a few strong camp performances this spring and recently wrapped up spring football with his Bulldog teammates.
As a three-year varsity standout at Brandon, Minshew has experienced plenty of success, and he is excited about the opportunities ahead of him as a senior in 2014.
"I definitely think the (championship) pieces are in place," Minshew said. "We didn't execute as well as we wanted to in the spring game, but we had a lot of guys who didn't have a lot of game experience and they got some good experience. We're only going to get stronger through the summer with 7-on-7 and all that stuff, and I feel like we'll be ready by August."
He is also excited about the possibilities ahead on the recruiting front. He has received offers from Akron and UAB, and several other programs have stepped up their interest.
"There are several teams that are interested. Mostly Arkansas State, Louisiana Tech, Southern Miss, Memphis, and Troy," Minshew said. "They're all just telling me to come to camp and see how you stack up and we really like you. We'll just see what happens."
Arkansas State, Louisiana Tech, Southern Miss, and Troy camps are in the plans, but Minshew does have a few other camps and visit plans in the future.
"I'm right in the middle of figuring everything out," Minshew said. "I have an idea about the schools I want to go to, but I just don't have the dates yet. I'm probably going to get that next week. I may make a visit out to Wake Forest. They've been talking to me pretty seriously."
Minshew is taking in all he can from his experiences, and admits a few programs have caught his attention right now.
"That group of Arkansas State, Southern Miss, La Tech, Troy, right now those are probably coming at me the hardest," Minshew said. "They all came and visited me this spring and talked to me and my parents on the phone and just stay in contact a good bit."
Still, Minshew, who plans to graduate in December, is not in a rush to make a decision.
"I used to feel like I had pressure but I'm not worried about it anymore," Minshew said. "If I get the offer I like I'll take it. If not, I may wait through the summer and into the season."
However, he does know what he is looking for in a college fit.
"Mostly I'm just looking for a scheme fit wherever I go, and I would have a place to be successful," Minshew said. "I just want to go somewhere that fits me and I won't be squeezed into a role that really isn't me. I just want to go somewhere where the coaches have a plan for me and eventually time to play."
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