An in-state Atlantic Coast Conference program highlights the recently-extended scholarship offers for Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast wide receiver Avis Commack, one of several talented prospects in the Class of 2008 at the school.
"I've picked up offers from Miami (Fla.), South Florida and West Virginia (recently)," Commack said. "I was excited to get the offer from Miami. It came out of nowhere. I didn't even think that I could get an offer from a school like that. They got in contact with me and said they were going to offer, and then a couple of days later, it arrived in the mail. I just know it's a good school academics school. I know it's a good learning program down there."
Clint Hurtt is recruiting Commack for the Hurricanes.
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The Canes, Bulls and Mountaineers join Georgia Tech, Illinois, South Carolina, Minnesota, North Carolina State, Maryland and Purdue in offering the 6-foot-4, 180-pounder.
He currently has four schools at the top of his list.
"My top four is Florida State, Georgia Tech, South Carolina and Miami (no order)," Commack said.
The Seminoles already have a commitment from Commack's First Coast teammate, linebacker Nigel Carr and also could have another should running back Jermaine Thomas pick FSU this evening. Thomas is announcing his decision at 10:30 p.m. EST.
"I like Florida State a lot," he said. "If (Thomas) goes there, it's a good possibility I would commit to go there too. If Jermaine commits it's going to affect me a lot."
The Noles have yet to offer Commack, but are showing strong interest.
"They said the offer is coming," he said. "They are evaluating me but it's coming in due time, they said."
Georgia Tech and South Carolina also are in the thick of things. Another First Coast standout, linebacker Shaq Wilson, already has committed to the Gamecocks.
"I like how Georgia Tech gives their wide receivers a chance to get up on the ball," he said. "It's also a good academic school. South Carolina is the first offer I ever got. They are still near the top of my list. Shaq came back from their spring game and said they need receivers real bad, so I would have a chance to step in there and play early if I went there."
Florida head coach Urban Meyer and area recruiter Greg Mattison were at First Coast High School today.
"(Meyer) stopped by, but I didn't see him," Commack said. "I knew he came by, but I didn't get the chance to see him."
Commack also is a track standout. He won the district championship in the 300-meter hurdles and the 110 hurdles and heads to the region meet this Thursday with an eye on making it to the state meet.
Commack will camp with some of his First Coast teammates at South Florida, South Carolina and Georgia Tech, among others, this summer.
"We are supposed to go to a lot of camps this summer," he said.