Trickett talks UF, FSU and his Recruitment

Clint Trickett has emerged as arguably the top quarterback in the state of Florida heading into the fall. With his offer sheet growing Trickett has seen his recruitment pick up steam after standout out at several summer camps. NoleDigest caught up with Clint to talk about his recruitment and to answer the question every FSU wants to know.

Entering the 2010 recruiting cycle North Florida Christian quarterback Clint Trickett was known as a solid signal caller who's led his team to the 1A state title. As a junior he threw for 2, 163 yards and 23 scores while making the All-State team. After attending camps all over the south Trickett has shown that he is arguably the best quarterback in Florida this year. His offer sheet has been growing the past few months, and on Monday another BCS program came through with an offer.

"I just got an offer from Pittsburgh today," said Trickett. "I called up Coach Cignetti who I have been talking to for a while. I kind of expected this offer to come. They want me to come up there for a visit but I have to work out the travel plans so we will see if that happens."

This past weekend Trickett attended Florida's Friday Night Light camp. Recently the Gators have been recruiting Clint, and they told him that a good performance during the camp could result in an offer. He told NoleDigest that he had a good time at the camp.

"I had a good time at Friday Night Lights," Trickett said, "and I feel like I had a good performance. It was like Seminole Showtime, but it was different in that Florida talks about their program and FSU is more meeting the former players and learning from them. I am supposed to talk to the coaches Monday to see if I did well enough to get an offer."

The fact that Trickett is looking at FSU's archrival is something that has been talked about by Seminole fans over the past few weeks. While Trickett admits the situation is weird he knows he has to make the best decision for himself as a player.

"I've talked to Coach Loeffler numerous times and has told me I am one of their targets," explained Trickett. "He told me they offered the kid from California Jesse Scroggins and that they were waiting for him. He committed to USC so he said it was going to come down to me and another kid and how we did at the camp. They did tell me they are bringing in 2 quarterbacks in this class."

"I know FSU fans are weird with this with my dad coaching there but he knows that it is just business," continued Trickett. "At West Virginia we hated Pitt, but we just can't get too caught up with the rivalries. My dad told me he wants me to go where I fit in at. He doesn't care what others think and I don't either. A year ago I never thought I'd be saying this but I would be stupid to not consider Florida if they offered me. It is a great school."

On Saturday Trickett was in Tallahassee to compete in Florida State's first 7-on-7 tournament. He said his team performed well and that he was happy how they did.

"To be honest I didn't expect much because our 2 top receivers were out, and during the camp out top 2 others went out," said Trickett. "It's not like we are a 5A school with a lot of depth. But we did really well. We finished up 3rd which was really good for us."

Just about every FSU fan that follows recruiting wonders why Trickett isn't looking at FSU. HE explains why, saying that it's not that he isn't looking at them. Instead, he and his family are considering how it would be based off of the history of families and FSU.

"My father and I aren't sure yet so I don't know where I am at with FSU," said Trickett. "I love the school, I am always there and I love the coaches. Really it's just the nepotism thing there; I hear it all of the time and it is a word FSU fans don't like. You have guys like Wyatt Sexton who did it, and it was weird. It's no knock on Wyatt but I am not him. Right now it's just an iffy situation."

Trickett says he's still looking at his options and that he'll commit to the place he is most comfortable. With the summer camp circuits complete he is now turning his attention to his school and team.

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


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