Clearwater (Fla.) Central Catholic three-star defensive back Michael Stevenson took to the air over the weekend to visit Duke. It was a different experience for the Sunshine State prospect.
"It was my first time flying," Stevenson said. "That was different. Takeoff wasn't real bad but when I got high in the air I got a big headache.
"When we landed, it was a beautiful place and I had a lot of fun touring the campus, seeing the very nice facilities, the nice practice field that is turf, and the indoor facility," Stevenson added. "Overall it was a great experience. I am glad I was able to attend."
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At this point in the process, the Blue Devils are not amongst Stevenson's list of 10 offers.
"They have a safety that already committed in my class, but they still said they think very highly of me," Stevenson said. "They said that if I am going to get offered I will find out this week probably."
Two schools that have offered are standing out to the 6-foot, 175-pound prospect at this point in the process.
"I am actually highly interested in two colleges right now," Stevenson said. "Those two would be UCF and Wake Forest."
Stevenson says the two schools are equal at this stage.
He shared his thoughts on the in-state Knights.
"The thing about UCF is that it is a new facility, a great place, still in Florida and not far from my parents," Stevenson said. "It is a great education and I know a lot of students if I went there. A lot of my friends from the past year go there."
Stevenson is set to visit UCF next weekend. His primary recruiter at UCF is defensive backs coach Kirk Callahan.
With regards to the Demon Deacons, Stevenson is dealing with Wake Forest defensive backs coach Tim Duffie.
"I keep hearing that is a great school," Stevenson said. "Wake is a small school, so not that many students which I like. I feel like it would be safe up there. Also, some students from my school attend there. That is always a good thing."
Stevenson plans to visit Wake Forest on an official visit on September 29th when they host Duke.
A final decision won't come from Stevenson until he sees both of his current leaders.
"I want to visit both of those schools before I make a decision," Stevenson said.
According to Stevenson, colleges are primarily recruiting him at safety.