Florida DB collecting offers

Joe Figueroa is a standout defensive back prospect from Fort Pierce Central High and Scout caught up with him to discuss the latest.

Joe Figueroa put his name on the recruiting map last season with a strong junior performance. He was a first team All-State pick in Class 7A after the season.

"I'm just trying to stay ahead of the game, trying to get my name out there, however I can," Figueroa said when asked what he's been doing lately. "I'm staying committed in the weight room, keep working hard, and I'm trying to better myself every day."

Figueroa, 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds, talked about a few offers he's already received.

"I got Harvard and I just recently picked up Northern Illinois," he said. "Most of the schools I like that I'm hearing from are Boise State. They want me to take a visit next month. UCF, I went up there a few times already and they want to see me again in the summer. I like Mississippi State and they just started contacting me. It came out of nowhere. I've been in contact with the coaches a few times."

Figueroa is an all-purpose player at the prep level but projects as a safety in college.

"I play safety but can play rover, nickel back, other spots. I wanna see where they want me to play. I wanna see what type of academic programs they offer and if they can offer a major I like. That's about it, really."

The standout defensive back had a strong weekend performance at the IMG 7on7 Tournament in Bradenton over the weekend for the Treasure Coast Elite team.

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