Folston will be elite RB in 2013

At least a handful of schools have offered 2013 running back Tarean Folston out of Cocoa, Fla. and many more will. He had a childhood favorite in his home state.

"The offers I have right now are from Cincinnati, Wake Forest, Boston College, Louisville, and Florida," said Tarean Folston.

His most recent offer came from the Gators after he impressed the UF staff at their camp.

"I guess I stood out to them at the camp because at the end of the camp, Coach [Will] Muschamp gave me his number and asked me to call him. I called him when I got home and he told me an offer from Florida was on the table. He told me that they really liked me, that they have a lot of interest in me, and that I had an offer from them."

That news excited the 5-foot-10, 190 pound running back out of Cocoa, Fla. because he grew up following the Gators.

"I love UF and I have loved them for a long time. I have always watched them on T.V., I have been there a few times, and when I got the offer, I was very excited."

Although the Florida offer was one he definitely wanted and one that he is excited about, he does not want to jump on that offer just yet.

"Recruiting is a long process and a lot of things change, so I can't just commit to a school this early because I liked them growing up. I have to look around, see where I fit in, see who offers me, and see who I really like as a college. I can't just go off a favorite school I had as a kid. This is a big decision."

Outside of the Gators, Folston said he currently has interest in Alabama, Clemson, Miami, Oregon, and South Carolina.

That list could change a number of times before this 2013 prospect makes his decision. He is going to look hard to find the perfect school for him.

"It is important to me to know which schools really want me," he said. "It is also important that I find the offense that fits me the best and the one that I could excel in the most. I want to play in an offense that will show all of my ability. I am going to study offenses, see what coaches want me the most, and take my time with the recruiting process. This is important to me so I do not plan to rush anything."

Folston ran for 1,200 yards and scored 13 touchdowns in 2010. He plans to attend games at Alabama, Clemson, and Florida this fall.

Chad Simmons started out with Scout in 2003 covering top talent in Georgia and other areas in the South. He then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become Southeast Recruiting Manager.
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