Wide receiver Shamar Graves out of Woodbridge, N.J. just got back from a month-long visit with family in Georgia. Did the 6-foot-4, 212-pounder visit any schools down there during his trip?
"I visited Georgia and I liked it a lot," he said. "I gave them my questionnaire and I'm sending in my film soon. They haven't offered, but it looks really good and they were very interested.
"I like that they are a Christian-based school and they have a good Journalism program. They are also a good team athletically and I really like coach Johnson because he's a Christian guy. Right now, I'd say they are in my top eight."
Graves mentioned that he thinks he's down to a top 10, but didn't want to officially release it yet. Instead he mentioned that Iowa, Notre Dame, West Virginia and Rutgers are in his list, but wouldn't elaborate beyond that.
The No. 15 player in New Jersey went on to discuss his official visits.
"I've been talking with West Virginia about an official visit and I'll probably go to Georgia too," he said. "West Virginia really impressed me when they came to my school in May and gave me an offer on the spot. Of course I've got family down in Georgia and it's a good school with a good education, so why not take a shot at them."
The three-star prospect plans to take all five official visits during the season, but isn't sure who else will make the cut.
Graves' last year at Woodbridge is quickly approaching as the season kicks off on September 3rd.
"I'm looking for a state championship ring and some individual goals," he said. "I want to get 1,000 yards receiving and I also want to get enough interest so college coaches come out and look at some of my teammates. Finally, I want to work on my 40 and polish my route running. I'm down to 4.54-seconds in the 40 and I want to get it to a high 4.4."
No matter what school Graves decides on, the prospect is very interested in pursuing basketball in college too.
"I plan to walk-on for basketball when I get to college," he said. "I'm planning to decide if I'll play basketball or not my senior year, the only reason I wouldn't is to not take the chance of getting hurt."
Graves is a solid basketball product who averaged 15 points, eight rebounds and six assists per game last year.
In football, he recorded 54 receptions for 757 yards and eight touchdowns. He added 30 tackles, four for loss, four sacks, three deflections and one fumble recovery.