Vereen Takes in Gainesville

Florida hosted a very successful Junior day on Saturday with over forty of the nation's top prospects on hand. One of the better quarterback killers in the group was Winter Garden (FL) West Orange monster defensive end Corey Vereen. The 6-2, 233 pounder already has offers from Georgia Tech, Clemson, USF, UCF, Minnesota, and Temple. He enjoyed his time in Gainesville.

"We got to meet the staff and see the school as we toured around. It was a nice visit all around," Corey Vereen said of his Junior Day visit to Florida.

The guy that pushed him to show up is big time recruiter Travaris Robinson who recruits the Orlando area for the Gators as well as Dade County.

"He is a very energetic guy," Vereen said of Robinson. "I am kind of laid back and he is always trying to get me to talk. He is the kind of coach you would want in college."

Vereen said the Florida coaches like his burst at the snap of the ball.

"They like how I come off the edge and shoot the quarterback," he said. "They would want me to play the BUCK linebacker for them as I am good at stopping the running game too. I would definitely say I am best at getting after the quarterback and had 16 sacks as a junior.

Vereen ran into a couple of prospects he recognized from his neck of the woods.

"I saw Marcell Harris there and I know him," he said. "I also saw Ryne Rankin from East Ridge."

His next stop will be Tennessee on March 3rd. With more stops along this journey, he believes he knows what his final decision will be all about.

"It will be based on how I feel with the coaches," he said. "I don't care who wants me, I want to go where they need me. I want a place that needs me as a freshman on the field. I also want a place where I like the people. I can't go anywhere that I don't like the people.

"Academics are very important. If I didn't play football at all, I would still be going to college. My mother pushes that on me a lot and I always want to do my best when it comes to academics."

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