Vereen Wants To Push Himself Academically Too

Florida defensive end/outside linebacker Corey Vereen continues to pick up new offers. He has added three new ones over the past few weeks and is now planning visits to the schools that are showing interest in him.

Georgia Tech, Clemson, and Temple are the most recent schools that have offered Corey Vereen. "Those three go with the offers I already have from South Florida, Minnesota, Tennessee, and Central Florida."

Visits to schools showing interest in him have been part of Vereen's schedule this past month. "I have been to Miami, Florida State, and South Florida either for Junior Day visits or just to make a visit there."

Vereen and his dad have begun setting up additional visits. They will begin with a trip to Tennessee on March 3rd and one to Clemson in early April. A trip to Georgia Tech may also be part of that schedule. "We may be able to make it happen when we are going to Tennessee either going up there or on the way back. I'm not sure if it will happen but we will try."

Vereen plays linebacker for his high school team and is being recruited as a hybrid outside linebacker/defensive end by the schools showing interest in him.

The school that gets Corey will also have him as an early enrollee. "I plan on graduating early from high school and enrolling in college next January."

Vereen wants to find a school where he feels at home. "I will look at how well the team I choose is playing and how well I will fit into their defensive schemes." Vereen will also be looking at the coaching staffs to see how well he gets along with them.

Finding a staff that will push him in the classroom and on the field is important to Corey. "I want to major in computer engineering and if the school has an excellent program that will be a big plus as will the facilities."

Geography will not play a role in Corey's decision. "If I find a school that I like a lot and it is out of state then that will be fine."

Vereen is not ready to name any favorites at this time. "I am keeping my options open and taking it one step and one school at a time." Top Stories