Deering Talks Recruiting and Summer Plans

Jeremy Deering wasn't known in recruiting circles when spring started up, but since then Deering has become one of the top emerging talents in the state of Florida for 2010. NoleDigest caught up with Jeremy to get his thoughts on his recruitment and to see what his plans are this summer.

It's not often that a recruit who throws for 800 yards, rushes for over 1,000 and combines for 16 scores goes unnoticed, but that was the case for Tampa-Leto standout Jeremy Deering until this past spring. As a junior Deering was one of the best all-around players in the Tampa area but not many colleges knew about the dual-threat quarterback. After the spring that wasn't the case as Deering is now approaching 20 offers.

"I am really happy about where my recruitment is now," said the 3-star athlete. "Rutgers just offered me and schools like Florida State, Purdue, Illinois, UCF, USF, West Virginia, North Carolina, Iowa, Iowa State, Ole Miss, Kentucky and a few others all offered me. I have a lot of offers now."

While Deering plays quarterback at Leto several recruiting experts look at Jeremy as a guy who can play several positions on the next level. Deering told NoleDigest that what makes him stand out as a recruit.

"I am an athlete that can play so many positions like quarterback, running back, wide receiver and defensive back," explained Deering about what makes him a highly regarded prospect. "I have a couple offers as a wide receiver and a couple as a defensive back, but most of the schools have told me they'd just wait to see what happens. I don't have a preference of where I want to play in college."

FSU is recruiting him as a wide receiver/athlete right now, and he says that he has interest in the in-state program.

"I'm considering FSU right now for sure and I want to get there for a visit to check them out," said Deering. "I've talked to Coach Dawsey before. He told me about the program and how I could fit in at FSU."

At this time Jeremy isn't sure of his schedule this summer but he knows he won't be attending any camps. He may make some visits as he hopes to trim his list heading into the fall.

"I'm not going to do any camps because I want to go to school and workout," Deering said, "but I do want to take some visits. I am open to all of the offers but I want to visit some of them and then trim down my list at the end of summer. I will be looking for good coaching, academics, a team that is close and plays well together and an overall comfort level."

Stay tuned to NoleDigest for further updates with Jeremy, as well as the rest of the recruits from the 2010 recruiting class.


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