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Recruiting rises for 2011 ATH Gause

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Offers haven't come in for Rochester (N.Y.) Bishop Kearney athlete Quentin Gause. However, recruiting interest is picking up dramatically for the 6-foot-2, 215-pound rising junior.
"I've gotten a lot of letters and schools want me to come to their games, I haven't gotten offers quite yet," he said. "I am hearing a lot from Duke, Notre Dame, Florida State, LSU, Pittsburgh, UCLA, NC State, Oregon, Rutgers, Michigan, Michigan State, Louisville, Miami, Penn State, Syracuse and Florida."
Already Gause has visited a few schools and touched on a potential favorite.
"I've been on unofficials to Rutgers, Notre Dame and Miami," he said. "I'm trying to get to Oregon for a visit.
"My family is actually from Florida. They are pushing for Florida and that's been one of my favorites. But I've got to look at my major and what I can get out of the school. I want to be a sports broadcaster. I'll be looking for a good job placement rate in case I don't make it to the pros. I am keeping my options open though."
Recruiting is on hold for the moment as the season is in full swing.
"My focus is on my football season first," he said. "I'm taking it one game at a time and then once the season is over I'll look at unofficial visits."
Gause is playing both ways for Bishop Kearney and impressed in the opener with 125-yards rushing on 15 carries along with two receptions for 40-yards and nine tackles on defense. Clearly a versatile prospect, Gause has no problems playing either way at the next level.
"I love both sides of the ball," he said. "Whatever a college wants, I'll do. It doesn't matter.
"I just think I'm a leader and I love to impact people. I love to leave the field and know people respect you after a game."
Football is a family affair for Gause as his father played at Rogers Wesleyan and owns the Rochester Warriors franchise. Meanwhile, his cousin is former Miami Hurricane Roscoe Parrish.
"Roscoe talks to me and tells me things," he said. "I've learned a lot from my dad every day. He'll see something in game and reminds me of things to work on.
"I want to be the best I can and I have great mentors that work me hard every day to get me better."
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