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Sirk out to earn more offers

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Glen St. Mary (Fla.) Baker County athlete Thomas Sirk is a big-time prospect from a small town. The versatile athlete has landed two early offers and has numerous other programs intrigued.
"Iowa State has offered me," Sirk said. "Southern Miss has also offered me."
The 6-foot-5, 212-pound prospect has heard the most from the Cyclones of Iowa State.
"Iowa State was my first offer," Sirk said. "They like me as an athlete. I am being recruited by Coach (Shane) Burnham, that is my recruiter. He has told me that I would fit into their offense from watching my film. He said that I could learn their offense quickly and fit in playing either wide receiver or tight end. I also talked with one of their defensive coaches on the phone and they like me on that side of the ball as well."
His communication with Southern Miss has been limited so far.
"I am dealing with Coach (Dan) Disch," Sirk said. "My teammate, Kendrick Singleton, went to their camp and got offered. They told my coach that I was also offered. I haven't heard very much from them."
In addition to his offers, Sirk also reports attention from Duke, Florida, Georgia Tech, Miami, Tennessee, Troy, and Vanderbilt.
On Sunday, Sirk visited the University of Florida and camped with the Gator coaches. He is hoping to capture their attention and land an eventual offer.
"I worked at quarterback there and also caught some passes working at wide receiver," Sirk said. "Coach (Bryant) Young from there has been talking to me."
This coming weekend, Sirk is scheduled to visit Duke. He expects to work at quarterback and wide receiver upon arriving in Durham, North Carolina on Friday.
With regards to what position Sirk wants to play at the next level, he is pretty open to moving around.
"I just want to go in as an athlete to be honest," Sirk said. "I would prefer to play quarterback because I like playing quarterback. Schools are talking to me about quarterback, wide receiver, and tight end. I guess with my body, the way it is, that moving me to those positions is appealing."
Beyond his upcoming visit to Duke, Sirk hopes to make a few more camps and hopefully earn a few more offers. With work to do, he said a decision isn't likely to come anytime soon.
"I am going to give it a while," Sirk said. "I am going to keep watching schools and talking to schools to see who me and my family like the most. I am also going to see what position schools like at me the most. I am not making any kind of decision any time soon."
As a junior, Sirk primarily played wide receiver. He had 17 receptions for 337 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed eight times for 135 yards and two touchdowns. He also complete 8-of-12 attempted passes for 214 yards and three touchdowns.
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