West Palm Beach (Fla.) Dwyer tight end Nick O'Leary is considered the nation's top tight end by Rivals.com. That is a ranking reinforced by the plethora of colleges across the country interested in his services. So far during the 2010 college football season, he has made his way to Florida State and Alabama for visits.
His visit to the Capstone this weekend was an official visit. He saw the Crimson Tide easily defeat their SEC rivals, the Florida Gators.
"I went to Alabama this weekend," O'Leary said. "It was really fun. It was a good experience. Alabama is really awesome. They talked to me about being a move-around guy, with some blocking and move around more to catch some balls."
Prior to that visit, O'Leary took an unofficial visit to Florida State when the Seminoles hosted Wake Forest.
"I was at Florida State a week ago," O'Leary said. "I pretty much just hung out with the coaches. It is always fun when I go there."
O'Leary plans to continue to hit the road to check out some of his favorites.
"I am thinking about going to the Miami-FSU game this weekend," O'Leary said. "I am going to Wisconsin on October 16th (when they host Ohio State) and then LSU is November 6th (when they host Alabama)."
With three official visits already on the schedule, the 6-foot-4, 235-pound tight end isn't sure who will receive the final two. There is a decent chance it will be two of his other favorites, but it isn't a certainty.
"It is probably down to FSU, Alabama, Miami, and LSU. Wisconsin is in it too," O'Leary said. "I don't have a leader. No order to those schools either."
One factor that could have a major influence on the Rivals100 prospects decision is where his current quarterback, four-star signal caller Jacoby Brissett ends up.
"Me and Jacoby are going to try to go to the same school for sure," O'Leary said. "It is something we would like to do."
Neither O'Leary or Brissett are in a rush to conclude their recruitment, so it will likely be until at least December before any decisions are made for the U.S. Army All-American.
"It is going to be after my season," O'Leary said. "I just am going to choose a school because of my relationship with the coaches and whether I am going to get the ball or not."
O'Leary, who was suspended for two games following Dwyer's season opening loss to Cleveland (Ohio) Glenville, returned to action this past week and scored three touchdowns in a victory. He caught a touchdown pass, ran for a score, and threw for one as well as Dwyer defeated Atlantic 41-15.