William Gay is one of the best prospects in Tallahassee this year and the defensive back from Rickards High School is getting visited almost daily by the dozens of colleges who recruit the state.
"Georgia Tech, Auburn, Purdue, Tennessee, and South Florida just came by," Gay said.
The 6-foot, 165 pound defensive back/wide receiver with 4.4 speed already has a few scholarship offers on the table. Gay has a written offer from Iowa and said he has received verbal offers from Purdue, Georgia Tech, and Auburn.
"Right now my favorites are Georgia Tech, Georgia, Florida, Miami, and Iowa," Gay said.
Gay said the two Georgia schools might be his leaders right now and he likes them because of their conference affiliations.
"I was going for the SEC but at the same time I wanted to be in the ACC so I figured those two (GT and UGA)," Gay said.
William said even if hometown Florida State started showing heavy interest he doesn't think he would attend school there.
"With Florida State having so many young players... I want to go into college having a chance to play right away so I wouldn't pick Florida State as of right now," he said.
What are the biggest factors he's going to look for when choosing a school?
"The tradition, the facilities, and just the educational background," Gay said.
Gay plays several different positions for the Rickards Raiders. Not only does he start at quarterback, he also spends time playing wide receiver, free safety, and cornerback. Last year as an All Big Bend honorable mention, Gay had 1,200 all purpose yards and 12 touchdowns. He believes most schools would want him to play corner at the next level.
William plans on attending several football camps this summer.
"I'm going to attend the Auburn camp and I'm trying to go to the Georgia Tech and Georgia camps," Gay said. "That's my top three right now."
Gay has a 3.37 grade point average and scored a 16 on the ACT in his first attempt. He is going to retake the test soon.
This Friday, May 17th Rickards High School plays a couple different schools in their spring jamboree. Gay said they would play Chiles in the first half and Leon in the second half.