Lynden Trail has named his early list of favorites with the Gators sitting in the number one spot. After Florida, the Trojans moved up to number two with a recent offer knocking Florida State to number three and Miami to four while the Bulldogs are holding at five. Six through 10 are Alabama, Michigan, South Florida, Tennessee and South Carolina.
Trail has high expectations coming off a 77 tackle and 14 sack performance his junior season. He has the ideal frame college coaches are looking at for his position. Currently, Trail holds offers from Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, USC and Michigan to name a few.
At this time it's hard to imagine that he will leave the state to play his college ball but he has some very attractive offers from some of the nation's top teams. Right now the Gators are the team to beat for his services and that has not changed for some time. He has stated in the past that he will take all five official visits and make his decision known after his visits take place on or near National Signing Day. Don't be surprised if his announcement comes much sooner than that.
Common knowledge tells us that it's Florida based on what he has said over the last several months but recruiting is anything but predictable.
The Way I See It:
Florida State 25%
Booker T. Washington wide receiver Quinton Dunbar has also stated the Gators are the team to beat. It will be much more difficult for him to find his way in this class with the players the Gators have left on the board. Dunbar, also holding offers from Miami and Florida State could be the "X" factor in this process. Dunbar and Trail have said that they would like to play together at the next level. The Gators are the first choice based on what each player has said but if that doesn't work out for whatever reason then the hometown Miami Hurricanes will be in the driver seat.
Higdon's Take: Lynden Trail
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