Platt Has Tigers in Top 5

Two way star Andreas Platt, who is one of the top athletes in North Carolina, already has offers from 2 ACC teams but expect that to increase over the coming months. caught up with the outstanding athlete from Jamestown, and we've got the latest on his offer list and his new top 5.

WR Andreas Platt
6-3, 171, 4.5
Lucy Ragsdale High School
Jamestown, North Carolina

The 6-2.5, 171 pound star does it all for Ragsdale High School as he plays wide receiver, defensive back, punt returned and kickoff returner. Platt ran back 2 kickoffs and 2 punts for touchdowns as a junior. Coach O'Cain is recruiting Platt as a receiver for the Tigers.

Platt currently has offers from Duke and Wake Forest but expects others to come as Clemson, North Carolina and Virginia are also showing significant interest. The speedster lists Virginia, Duke, Wake, North Carolina and Clemson as his current top 5.

The summer camp tour has already included stops at the Nike camp in Blacksburg and Wake Forest. "It was alright. I did a real good there. I ran my best ever 40 time of 4.41. I also did good in the pass drills." The Wake coaching staff was obviously impressed as an offer came just a few days after camp. Platt also plans to camp at Virginia later summer.

The strengths are numerous for this prize recruit. "My biggest strength is speed. At free safety I'm a good pass defender. I can come up on the run. At receiver I have great hands and can run good routes, and catch the ball well. I also return punts and kickoffs."

Platt is working hard to make sure he continues to get better during his senior season. " I'm already working on conditioning training. I've been doing 7-on-7 drills. I've also been working out with oldest brother." Platt's older brother plays for the Greensboro Prowlers arena football team.

What factors will he consider when determining where he will play college football? "Academics is first. Then location and football program. I would prefer to stay close to home. I would like to stay in the Carolina's or Virginia."

Platt has never been to Clemson but plans to give the Tigers one of his official visits in the fall. "I've heard a lot about Death Valley," stated Platt.

Qualifying won't be an issue for Platt as he carries a 3.2 GPA and has already scored 830 on his SAT. He plans to take the SAT again to raise his score.

Platt expects to make a decision in the second half of his senior campaign. We will keep you updated on this outstanding athlete from North Carolina, right up through signing day 2004. Top Stories