South Lake's Waisome Testing the Waters

One of the top defensive backs in the state of Florida from the class of 2011 could be Groveland (FL) South Lake High School star Nick Waisome. South Lake has been Gator friendly the last couple of years with Jonotthan Harrison and Jeff Demps.

Nick Waisome spent time in Gainesville for camp and had a chance to catch up with cornerbacks coach Vance Bedford.

"It was real cool," he said. "Coach Bedford and I had some one-on-one stuff so he could evaluate me and met all the coaches. It was real live and a great day. I played exclusively at wide receiver last year and only started playing cornerback since last January and ever since then I have gone to all these camps playing corner and then all the teams starting showing me love. I always have played offense but corner is real cool. It's more of a challenge and offense is more of a fun thing. I can go out there and dominate on offense, I think, but defense is more challenging I think."

Waisome talked about his relationship with Demps and Harrison.

"I mean Jeff was on varsity before I was but those guys always worked hard and showed leadership," he said. "My relationship with those guys was real good. It gives me great motivation. I went to the spring game and one home game last year against Citadel. It was a big crowd and something that I like about Florida. But other schools have big crowds as well. But I love the atmosphere. My mom is real high on academics and when it comes to decision time that will be a big factor for my family and me. I don't plan on making any kind of decision until my senior year.

"I like Florida State, Florida, Miami and USC even though I haven't had that much contact with them. They have a good program going on over there, and I like Oregon."

Waisome talked about each of his offers.

"The Canes were my first offer and Coach Barrow and I have been talking a lot and we have a great relationship. He is a real cool dude. Central Florida offered me but I didn't get a chance to go on a tour. I just met Coach Collins and that was about it. Florida State has been given me a lot of love and offered me as well. Coach Dexter Carter is a real cool guy and stuck on school and academics and that is real important to me and my family."

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