ORLANDO, Fla. - Outside linebacker Reggie Northrup tallied 11 tackles, but it wasn't enough as Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast fell 40-0 to Bradenton (Fla.) Manatee in the Class 7A State Championship.
"We deserved to be here," Northrup said. "We just didn't execute in the end. The best team won. It is just heartbreaking."
After previously expecting to be an early enrollee, Northrup won't make his way onto a college campus until this summer. The 6-foot-2, 218-pound linebacker, who has been committed to Miami since June, says he will now turn his attention to recruiting. When asked where his commitment to the Hurricanes stand, he gave an answer that didn't help to clear the air.
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"I don't even know," Northrup said. "There's a lot going on in my mind with the recruiting process."
Northrup, who has previously taken official visits to Arkansas, Miami, and North Carolina, plans to hit the road some in January.
"I know I want to take some visits," Northrup said.
At this time, Northrup is considering Arkansas, Auburn, Miami, North Carolina, and South Florida. He plans to visit South Florida on the weekend of January 13th.
His final decision is likely to come on National Signing Day.