Scout.com released their first Scout 150 recently, and Nick Waisome comes in rated as the best corner in Florida for 2011 and the number 8 player at his position in the nation. Schools from all over the country have been showing Nick attention for the past several months already and now the offers are starting to pour in.
"Florida, Florida State, Miami, Ole Miss, Duke, N.C. State, South Carolina, UCF, Stanford, Arizona and Louisville are the schools that have offered me so far," said Waisome. "Texas is really interested in me and they invited me to their Junior Day but we'll see if I can make it out there. Alabama is in there, and Georgia and FSU have been by the school several times already."
"I am taking this process slowly and I want to see what other schools are going to offer me," continued Waisome. "I am not going to rush this and I am going to sit back and see what happens."
FSU got on Nick early on and they've stayed on him since. He has connected well with new defensive ends coach Darin Eliot.
"I feel that I fit in well at FSU and I like how Coach Stoops has a good background," said Waisome of FSU. "Coach Eliot is my recruiter and he is real cool and I am fond of him. I called him on National Signing Day to talk to him and he passed the phone to Coach Coley and Coach Stoops. They all said a lot of good stuff to say overall."
South Lake has sent a lot of their players to Florida over the past few years. That factor has led to many thinking that Nick was going to follow suit. He says that isn't the case as he is looking for the program that is the right fit for him.
"I am open to this process," stated Waisome. "I know guys like Ryan Carter, Jeff Demps and Jonotthan Harrison went to Florida. A guy like Jeff wanted to go to FSU but he went to Florida when they didn't offer. They went to the best school that was best for them and that is what I am going to do. Most people are jumping the gun thinking I am going to follow suit."
Waisome told NoleDigest that he feels he is slept on a little bit because he isn't the biggest corner in the nation.
"Some people look at my size and say because I am 5'10" and 170 pounds that I can't do anything," Waisome said, "but my specialty is that I jam guys at the line. I am really strong at that. I am working on loosening up my backpedal and trying to be more crisp at that."
Over the next few weekends Nick will be out and about attending various Junior Days in the state. He is slated to go to Florida and Florida State over the next 2 weeks.
"I am heading to UF this weekend and FSU next weekend," explained Waisome. "I want to learn more about the campuses because I guess that's what they do. I also want to spend more time with the coaches. I've been to these schools for games already and they were good visits."
There are three factors that will play a role in which program Waisome attends.
"Education is first in my family and that is something my dad stresses," said Waisome. "I am also looking for a good lifestyle at these places as I don't want to go to a school that's in a bad program. The last is gamdeday atmosphere. I don't want to go somewhere that's dead. I am a guy who likes some excitement going on."
Stay tuned to NoleDigest for further updates with Nick, as well as the rest of the recruits from the 2011 recruiting class.
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