RECRUITING: Jarred Fayson - "It was a great game"

Tampa Hillsborough All-State star Jarred Fayson took in Florida's 16-7 victory over the Tennessee Volunteers Saturday night in "The Swamp". Fayson came away impressed with the play of the Gators, the coaching staff, and the raucous crowd that supported them.

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"It was a great game," Fayson said. "The Florida defense was outstanding. They earned the W. The offense has some things to work out, but it's still new and early in the season. Those things take time. They'll get things worked out. The defense and special teams got them the W, and right now, and in a big game like that, that's all that counts."

Fayson was part of a record crowd to see a football game in The Sunshine State. He was seemingly as impressed with the events after the game as well.

"It was crazy in there (the Florida locker room)," he recalled. "We were in the locker room when the coaches spoke to the team. It was a big time college atmosphere and just wild. Everybody was excited, as you expect when you play in a game like that."

"It was a lot of fun hanging out with (Tim) Tebow and Jamar Hornsby. I always have fun with those guys. It was a good time."

He has been busy dealing with the ongoing recruiting process. In fact, a new school is in the mix for his services.

"The schools that I'm looking at haven't really changed, except Clemson is now in there. They've been recruiting me pretty hard as an athlete. At this point, I still like Florida, Miami, now Clemson, Oklahoma, and Iowa."

Fayson lead his undefeated Terriers (4-0) into another tough game this weekend against county rival and state runner-up Jefferson High School (3-1). It will mark the third time this season that Fayson and the Terriers have played a state championship game participant. Hillsborough dropped a 21-12 game to USA Today #1 and defending state champion Lakeland in the pre-season tune-up. The Terriers defeated two-time state champion Armwood 21-20 in the season opener.

The game will be played at Friday night at Hillsborough High School.

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