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Uzomah working hard this off-season

C.J. Uzomah is one of the top prospects from the Peach State. Uzomah, 6-5 and 230 pounds, is from North Gwinnett High School in Suwannee, Ga.
"I am speed training now and have been doing it for about two months. I am seeing the effects and they are working us hard. We will probably do some team timing here soon."
Uzomah, a quarterback, is excited about starting spring practice. That's only a few weeks away.
"We begin on May 3rd and I am pretty excited to get started. I am trying to get faster and have been working on balance and strength. I have been doing a lot of band exercises. I am just trying to put more focus on the little things, like making reads faster."
Over the past few weeks he has made three unofficial visits - Vanderbilt, Auburn and Clemson. All three schools were impressive.
"Vandy was first and that was my first time there. It was a real good experience. I saw practice and wanted to get out there on the field. I was very impressed with the campus, academics, and coaches.
"Then I went to Auburn and I hung around coach (Gus) Malzahn a lot, especially during practice. He explained to me how they do things. That was my second visit there and I had a lot of fun there.
"I went to Clemson the next day and watched them scrimmage. Kyle Parker didn't play and I was impressed with the freshman that took his place. I had a chance to talk with the coaches so I am more familiar with them now.
"I think all three were great experiences for me. I would still like to see Tennessee and meet the new staff. Hopefully I will get a chance to go see Florida and LSU and possibly South Carolina."
The latest school to offer Uzomah was Southern Miss. That was a special one for he and his family.
"That's my dad's alma mater. That came last week. He was pretty excited about that one. My dad ran track there for a while."
At this point in time does Uzomah have any school favorites?
"I am pretty much open. As soon as I get a chance to see more schools I will narrow it down to three to five. I want to commit before the season and be firm with it. If it takes longer that's okay with me. I just want to make sure it's the right decision andI stick with it."