Another Jax DB looking At Noles

Last year Jacksonville (Fla.) Mandarin had one of the top cornerback prospects in the country in <b>Tony Carter</b>. This year the Mandarin Mustangs have another possible highly recruited defensive back in <b>Gerrod Sinclair</b>. The 6-foot-1 and 200 pound hard-hitting safety was very productive as a junior and he earned several honors including all-first coast by recording 70 tackles and eight interceptions.

"I think that I project at strong safety in college," Sinclair said "I'm a sure tackler and I'm pretty good at reading quarterbacks and wide receivers."

Sinclair, who is originally from Georgia, grew up a Bulldog fan but he's currently not listing them. His top four schools are Georgia Tech, Florida State, Miami and Virginia.

"Georgia Tech has a real good engineering school and that's what I want to major in college," he said. "They signed my teammate Pat Clark and we're real close friends so that would be an impact. Florida State has Coach Bobby Bowden and I like how they run things. My teammate Tony Carter signing with them will also have an impact. Miami has a strong defense. They have some good defensive backs like Sean Taylor and Antrel Rolle. Virginia is a very good school."

The Jacksonville Mandarin standout is an excellent student who should have no problems qualifying. He has a 3.2 grade point average.

Over the summer, Sinclair is considering attending the Florida and Florida State football camps.

Sinclair is the ranked No. 31 on Florida Pre-Spring Top 200 list for the class of 2005.

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