RECRUITING: Top 5 Stays The Same For Harvin

Another week goes by and Percy Harvin gets more letters from more Division I programs and more offers. Everybody wants the 5-11, 182-pound package of dynamite out of Virginia Beach (VA) Landstown, but this is one wide receiver whose top five pretty much stays the same. It's Florida, Florida State, Miami, Southern Cal and Michigan, the same five who have been at the top of his list all along.

The recruiting process is going "all right" according to Harvin. This week he is in the middle of a 7-on-7 camp which his Landstown team is using to prep for an outstanding 2005 season. He took time out of his busy schedule to talk to Gator Country about the top teams recruiting him:

SOUTHERN CAL: "They are top right now, so I have to put them on top. They send their players to the NFL."

MIAMI: "I love the Miami environment."

FSU: "They are still in the top 5. I don't have a favorite though."

FLORIDA: "I like the warm weather and they send a lot of receivers in the NFL. Coach (wide receivers Coach Billy) Gonzalez keeps in touch with me. Coach (Urban) Meyer is a real outgoing guy … he is pretty cool."

With the three Florida schools in the top five for the Virginia speedster, and Florida State being the childhood favorite, I wondered if he ever even visited the sunshine state.

"I have been down to the state of Florida before," he said. "We (his family) went to Disney World."

He isn't even sure how he will make his final decision and from what criteria he will base it on just yet. He will sit down with his high school coach after the school year and start making a master plan. It is a lot to think over.

"I haven't had a lot of time to think about that really," he said. "This is our last week of school and it is going well this year."

The pressure to sign Percy Harvin will grow with each passing week. He's one of the nation's hot prep football commodities and considered one of the very best players in the country at any position. Although Florida State has been his favorite team since childhood, he maintains that the recruiting process is completely open at this point.


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