RECRUITING: Update on Jamar Hornsby

Jacksonville Sandalwood standout wide receiver Jamar Hornsby had a bit of bad luck in his football game when he came down with an injury to his shoulder. The 6-4, 195 pound five-star athlete had a bit of good news on Wednesday for Sandalwood coaches and fans and also for college recruitniks that are following his progress. His shoulder injury was not as bad as expected.

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"I went to the doctor today (Wednesday), he said it was just a sprain," Hornsby said. "I actually thought it was a separation in my shoulder, but he said it was just a sprain. I will be out just maybe a week or two."

The injury will sideline him from the games and also a little bit from the recruiting process. He needs to stay home for a while and nurse the shoulder.

"I am going to stay home this weekend, rest, and try to get my shoulder better," he said. "I am just doing some rehab right now. It's a little painful, but I've got to do it to get better."

Last week Hornsby made it to Gainesville to take in the Gators vs. Wyoming match up. He liked what he saw of the Gator offense and the entire atmosphere.

"I made it down there," he said. "It was crazy. I could barely hear myself talk down there."

He could see him fitting into the Gator offense rather nicely.

It was a passing offense, with 320 yards passing," he said. "I am probably most like Chad Jackson. It doesn't matter (what position) I came in to play, I just want to come in my first year and play. People tell me that I resemble Dallas Baker."

The phone has been really busy for Hornsby this week with college coaches allowed to call him for the first time in a few months. He is taking the process in stride and trying to listen to everyone.

"It seems like everybody called me," he said. "Auburn, Alabama, Ohio State, USC, Florida State, and Georgia have all called me this week."

Florida: "They called me at 12:01 that night on the first. Coach Meyer is still texting me at 7:30 in the morning, that's my alarm clock. Florida is still the leader, but I like Michigan, USC, Auburn, and Georgia."

Auburn: "It's a great school."

USC: "They are telling me I would come in there and play right away."

Michigan: "I think I would start if I went to Michigan. I think I would get a lot of playing time if I didn't start."

Georgia: "That is my hometown state school. I talk to Coach Garner from there."

With a week off from the process and the games, Hornsby hopes to be in action on September 16th. The recruiting process is heating up and it is time for official visits to start. He knows one place he will be next weekend. The Gators host the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday September 17th.

"Oh yeah, I think I will probably make it an official visit for the Tennessee game," he said. I might be going to Auburn on October 19th. I know for a fact I am going to Michigan and USC, I just haven't set up those visits yet."

Jamar Hornsby is an electric player that can take over the game from his wide receiver or safety position. His absence for sandalwood is probably incalculable, but the fact he will be better soon is certainly a saving grace for his coaches. The Gators will certainly be glad to have him on their sideline on the 17th.

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