Hendersonville (Tenn.) Pope John Paul II athlete Golden Tate is sitting on a half dozen SEC scholarship offers, but has his eye on a few other programs.
Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Mississippi State and Auburn have offered the 5-foot-11, 175-pounder.
"I haven't gotten any new scholarship offers," Tate, a pre-evaluation Rivals100 selection, said. "But Florida, Florida State, Miami (Fla.), Georgia and Notre Dame are some schools I am interested in.
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"I have always liked the Florida schools. For them to scout me and recruit me is a big deal. Notre Dame is a catholic school and I go to a catholic school. With Georgia, I just like the state."
Another school also has shown Tate some interest of late.
"USC got in touch with me," Tate said. "They called the school one day and then I called them back, but I didn't get a hold of anyone."
Though he is hoping that his offer count increases, he hasn't discounted the schools that have already offered him. He hasn't even narrowed his early list down.
"I don't know anything about any of the schools," Tate said. "I'm just basing it on the school's reputation right now. I mean, I very well could go on an official visit to one of those Florida schools and totally hate it.
"Tennessee is a good school, Auburn is a good school, South Carolina is a good school, they are all in the SEC."
Tate projects as a wide receiver or cornerback at the next level. He plans to attend the Athens NIKE Camp April 29 on the campus of the University of Georgia.
Tate was the Class 2A Mr. Football in the state of Tennessee in 2005. He rushed for 2,191 yards and 26 touchdowns. He had 10 interceptions on defense.