RB wants to play defense?

Last year <B>Paul Ohara</B> of Cross City (Fla.) Dixie County was considered one of the top running backs in the state of Florida. As a junior he was selected to Class 2A Player of the year by rushing for close to 2,000 yards. However, he would like to play a different position in college.

"He's got great vision and follows his blockers well," Dixie County Head Coach Brent Wilkerson said. "However, he wants to play safety in college. Last year Paul attended the Florida football camp and the Gators are going to recruit him as a defensive back. Paul was a backup as a safety and he still was able to pick off two passes. There aren't too many 6-foot-0 and 205 pound players that can do what he does."

"I want to play safety in college," Ohara said. "I'm pretty good at reading defenses and I can hit hard."

Growing up 52 miles West of Gainesville, it would only be natural for Ohara to have a liking in the Gators.

I grew up a big Florida fan," Ohara said. "I went to their camp last year and I'll probably go there again this year."

Ohara also has an interest in the Canes and Noles.

I'll probably attend the Florida State camp this year," he said. "I'll also unofficially visit Miami when they play Florida State."

What are few factors that Ohara is looking for in a school?

"I'm interested in what the facilities looks like at each school," he said. "I also interested in what the campuses look like."

Ohara's goals for his senior season are to rush for over 2,000 yards and to win a state championship.

According Florida Kids.US, he is rated No. 3 in Pre Spring Top 200 list.


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