RECRUITING: Dion LeCorn gets offer from Meyer

One of the top junior receivers in the south hauled in more than a pigskin two weeks ago. Trinity Catholic playmaker extraordinaire Dion LeCorn received a scholarship offer from the University of Florida to play football for the Gators.

"It was a few days after the Union County game," LeCorn recalled. "I was in Coach (Kerwin) Bell's office. He was on his cell phone and told the guy on the other line that Dion LeCorn was sitting right next to me. It was Coach Meyer."

"Coach Meyer told me that it was good that I was going out and having fun looking at all of these other colleges like USF, because in the end, I was going to be a Gator," he stated. "I just told him that sounded fine to me."

While, LeCorn's statement shouldn't be taken as a commitment, he told me that Florida and USF are the early leaders for his services. It is also interesting to note that LeCorn has a standing offer from Tennessee, but refused to list the Vols among his favorites.

This Friday, LeCorn and his Trinity Catholic teammates will face heralded Union County for the second time in three weeks. This time in the FHSAA playoffs. The Celtics won that thriller 23-21 led by LeCorn. As a receiver, he hauled in seven passes for 190 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, LeCorn made four tackles playing defensive back. He also added a 47 yard punt return and finished with more than 300 yards of total offense.

"We have to stay focused on what were supposed to do," he suggested. "I think they'll probably double team me, but I told our other receivers that should open things up for them, so they have to be ready."

"We've got them (Union County) at our place this time," LeCorn declared. "They had a big home field advantage the last time. It was loud up there. But, it will be fun to have this one at home. I know that everybody is looking forward to it. The atmosphere is going to be crazy. We've even had people tailgating before the game in our parking lot."

LeCorn has 51 catches for 1062 yards and 11 touchdowns on the season.

"I only told three people about the Florida offer," he said. "I told my Daddy, Coach Bell, and Coach Chris (Martin)."

LeCorn will attend the Florida State/Florida game on November 26th, where he'll experience another frenzied crowd. If Meyer has his way, this will be the last time Dion LeCorn will have to watch that game from the stands in "The Swamp".


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