Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University School tailback Jordan Scarlett has racked up twenty-plus offers before the start of his junior campaign and that number is likely to climb this season. Scarlett ran for 1,351 yards on 176 carries and 22 scores as a sophomore.
On the recruiting front he is remaining wide-open, but the in-state schools are trying hard to keep him home. This fall he is planning to visit Florida, Florida State, Miami, and UCF. The Hurricanes proximity will allow him multiple opportunities to see UM games this season and he plans to take every advantage.
Scarlett said he could picture himself leaving the Sunshine State despite all the early in-state interest. "I see myself staying home, but if I have to go a couple of states up that's fine," stated Scarlett.
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Of his offers he didn't think the Gators would reach out to him because of the depth at the position.
Scarlett opined, "They have Kelvin Taylor already there. They have Dalvin Cook already committed there, so I didn't think they needed another running back. But the coach still has interest in me and I was really surprised."
The 5-foot-11, 205-pounder has been to Georgia and he enjoyed his visit to Athens.
He stated, "I liked it. It was a really great campus. I love the way the coaches treated me. I talked to Sony [Michel] about it and he said we can go up there and run things nicely as long as he can get his number 1."
The U-School star grew up a fan of the 'Canes and his family likes the idea of him staying close to home, so they can see his games. He reminds them that it's his decision and he has to do what is best for him.
When asked which schools are recruiting him the hardest? Scarlett answered, "Florida State. I talk to the coaches weekly. I like the way we are talking and getting to know each other."
FSU is in good shape with Scarlett. However, an early decision may not be in the cards. The rising junior is taking his time and may wait until his senior year before announcing.