HALLANDALE, Fla. - While the South Florida Express 7-on-7 tryout was largely for rising seniors, there were some underclassmen that made an impression on Saturday. Amongst those underclassmen that stood out was Oakland Park (Fla.) Northeast sophomore wide receiver Stacy Coley.
"They were great," Coley said of his battles with numerous defensive backs. "They made me push more and do more extra arm stuff that I have never done before."
The 6-foot-1, 165-pound wide receiver has yet to earn any verbal offers, but he believes that can change during the spring.
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"No sir," Coley said. "I hope that changes. I think it is going to change."
Speaking of spring plans, he hopes to see two in-state schools that stand out to him.
"During the spring, the school I really want to visit is the Florida Gators," Coley said. "I also want to go see Miami."
He talked about why he is so interested in the Gators and Hurricanes.
"Ever since Tim Tebow was up there (at Florida), that made me like the Gators," Coley said. "With Miami, I grew up in Miami since I was a baby and they are big around here."
While he waits for an offer, colleges do know about Coley and he still remembers which school sent him his first letter.
"My first letter was from the Gators," Coley said.
As a sophomore, Coley had 966 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns.