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UCF commit Willis to take visits

Three-star athlete Myles Willis of Atlanta (Ga.) Marist School committed to Central Florida in March, but the recruitment of him by other schools hasn't slowed.
Recently, Boston College and Florida State offered, and he intends to take a look at both.
I'm committed to UCF," Willis said. "But it's kind of early. I committed at a time when I hadn't seen other schools."
According to Willis, he is leaning on the advice of UCF coach George O'Leary.
"When I committed, he said he still wanted me to go look at other schools," Willis said. "He has a big rule: once you take your official visit to UCF, you're a Knight. He wants me to be 100 percent sure that's where I want to be. I feel like I owe it to myself and my school. I don't want to go to UCF and have second thoughts. I want to explore my options and be done with it."
In UCF, Willis sees many positives.
"I like the potential and growth of the program," Willis said. "I also like the big college feel. It's the second biggest university in the nation. Everything is there for them to take the program to the next level. They kept saying all they need is a big recruiting class."
UCF is recruiting the 5-feet-9, 185-pound Willis as a running back/athlete. FSU also likes him on offense, he said.
"FSU wants to get the ball in my hands," Willis said. "They've really been recruiting me the hardest right now. Them and Boston College. [FSU assistant] Dameyune Craig came to practice last week, with the offensive coordinator [James Coley]. It's definitely a big name. I haven't seen the campus since my sister was touring schools. I'd say I have a high interest level in FSU. It's the caliber of school that fits me as an athlete. I want to visit to see if I get the same feeling I got from UCF. We get out of school Tuesday and I plan on going to Tallahassee first. Then I have another trip to UCF coming up and I also plan on taking a trip to Boston College for sure."
The Eagles like Willis at cornerback.
"Boston College was the first school to respond to my highlight tape," Willis said. "I sent it out to a lot of schools. I've been talking to [assistant] Aaron Smith. I communicate with him a lot. I don't want to leave any door unopened. I want to see what they have to offer."
According to Willis, Vanderbilt also is showing interest. The Commodores stopped by last week.
Keith Niebuhr can be reached at Keithrivals@yahoo.com. You can follow him on Twitter @KeithRIVALS.
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