Greenbelt (Md.) Eleanor Roosevelt four-star offensive lineman Isaiah Prince and his head coach Thomas Green spent the past three days down South to check out a trio of SEC programs. The 6-foot-7, 280-pounder visited Alabama on Wednesday, Auburn Thursday, and concluded with a stop at Florida on Friday for a tour and the Gators’ ‘Friday Night Lights’ camp.
Greenbelt (Md.) Eleanor Roosevelt head coach Thomas Green spoke to Scout.com to give the latest of Prince’s visits.
“I think in talking to him [Prince] earlier you know all the SEC schools have outstanding facilities,” Green said. “I mean the weight rooms , the coaches, and players are all nice so between Florida, Auburn and Alabama they all have that and are all very nice schools.”
Green said there was one school that seemed to stand out during the three-day tour,
“He hasn’t finished the [Friday Night Lights] camp at Florida, but the one big difference in the three schools so far was at the university of Alabama,” Green said. “They [Alabama] has five or six kids from our area [Maryland] down there playing so he really spent a lot of time with those guys.
“They [Alabama players] were talking about what it is like being away from home,” Green said. “They told him what it was like down there and said it wasn’t really as much of an adjustment being at Alabama so I know he did enjoy speaking with those guys.”
Prince visited Auburn on Thursday, and Green said the campus seemed to have a different feel than the other two schools.
“I guess we didn’t spend as much time there [Auburn], and I don’t know if he got a good feel for Auburn because it was summer and the kids had finished summer school already so and they were off and there was really no one on campus,” Green said. “It was the kids’ [Auburn players] last day on campus before they got a week off so it was a little dead. He [Prince] did the tours and talked with the coaches, but it was a little slower, and a smaller community… there just wasn’t much going on.”
Green said the trip to Florida was off to a good start, however, the true test would be how Prince felt working with Gators offensive line coach Mike Summers during the ‘Friday Night Lights’ camp.
“So far he [Prince] said he liked the environment, the weather and the town, and there are a lot of students on campus even though its summer,” Green said. “To be honest I think he will have a better idea tonight after he does the camp and works with coach [Mike] Summers.
Florida also has some ties to the Maryland area.
Green added, “When you look at Florida the last two kids from Prince George’s county to go down there were Joe Haden and Derrick Harvey and they were both top NFL Draft picks.”
After Prince’s visit to Florida, he will head home to sit down with his family and plan his five official visits.
“I know he had talked about Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Alabama, Virginia Tech, those are some of the ones he is considering,” Green said. “He also just picked up an LSU offer, that is a very big offer. We might have tried to visit there during this trip but they came in so late we already had our plans set.”
He added, “when he [Prince] gets back he will talk with his dad and see if he wants to take an official there [LSU] or if he wants to stick with some of his other schools he has.”
“At this point they are all great schools so he really can’t go wrong,” Green said. “It is just about finding the best fit for him.”
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