Givens Ready For Big Summer

St. Petersburg (Fla.) Admiral Farragut running back/linebacker Cortavious Givens is looking to have a big summer on the camp tour.

For Cortavious Givens health is no longer an issue. This St. Petersburg (Fla.) Admiral Farragut standout running back/linebacker had a breakout sophomore season only to tear his ACL. He played last year but was never quite 100% and then injured a hamstring late in the year.

"I feel like the old Cortavious Givens before the knee injury," Givens said. "I am wearing a smaller brace and more mobile. I am ready to go."

Givens is a rocked up 5-foot-11 and 228-pounds. He's a two-way star and could play on either side of the ball at the next level.

"I definitely want to play running back," Givens said. "People tell me all the time that there is no longevity in playing running back but to me you never know in football. He can fade away fast. And I when I fade away I want to be playing running back."

Givens is still sitting on one major offer. That's from Virginia. It came a while back.

"They came through and offered last year," Givens said. "From what I know I like them. My dad and I are going to visit them. That will probably be in July."

Most schools want to see what he can do up close and in person. He plans on camping at FSU, Florida and Miami.

"Florida State and Florida both like me at running back or fullback," Givens said. "I was kind of surprised that they didn't want me to play defense. Miami likes me at linebacker."

Givens has a new head coach at Admiral Farragut in former FSU star linebacker Buster Davis. During his day Davis was one of the most sought after recruits in the nation. His past experiences can help Givens both on and off the field.

"We bumped heads at first," Givens said. "But he has been there and done that. When it's time I will listen to what he has to say."

So this summer could prove big for Givens. Who knows what can happen over the next couple of months. Who knows, maybe even Givens will make a decision on his college future.

"If I get somewhere and feel good about it then I could go ahead and commit," Givens said. "Hopefully I can do it this summer or before the season."

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