Medlock in No Hurry

Neptune Beach (Duncan U. Fletcher), Fla., quarterback Jake Medlock (6-2, 215) says he will wait until after the season to make a decision.

Jake Medlock still wants to take his time in the recruiting process.

One of just two 2010 quarterbacks with offers from Arkansas, Medlock said that Wednesday after learning the other quarterback – fellow Floridian Clint Trickett – had committed to Florida State.

"I love Arkansas and everything there but I'm not ready to make a decision," Medlock said. "Right now I've got to be a leader and the strongpoint for our team in high school. I've talked to recruiters and they all ask me when I'm going to commit but I'm waiting until after the season. Right now the most important thing to me is seeing how our season is going to go.

"The team isn't as old as it was last year. I've got to be more of a leader and not let this recruiting thing eat me up."

Medlock said his top five currently includes Arkansas, Florida International, Florida Atlantic, Iowa State and Mississippi State. Medlock has scholarship offers from the first three schools and said the Cyclones are "about to offer." He has also drawn interest from LSU, West Virginia and Florida State.

"I'll take official visits to Arkansas, FIU and Florida Atlantic," Medlock said. "The other two I have no clue yet. It's still up in the air.

"It sounds like Iowa State is about to offer me and Mississippi State is waiting to see how my season goes before making a decision on that."

That season begins Friday night when the Senators host Nease High School, the alma mater of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow.

"This whole week has been business. We aren't playing around or anything," Medlock said. "Every since we started being all business, we've had a hell of a practice this whole week. We've been practicing well the last two days. The receivers haven't dropped one ball all week in practice and we've thrown at least 300 balls."

Medlock will use the game to work out any kinks before Fletcher takes on arch-rival Sandlewood, a game that might include a special visitor.

"Coach (Paul) Petrino said he was going to try to come down either on their off-week next week or that weekend they play at Florida in Gainesville," Medlock said. "We have a real close relationship. He called me Tuesday night and we talked for a while."

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