Derek Gould: Things have been going well. I am finishing up playing basketball and started prepping for those combines.
MB: What schools have you visited?
MB: What about Georgia?
DG: I am real interested. I wrote and called. They sent me a questionnaire and I have gotten a couple letters.
MB: What's the interest in Georgia?
DG: I got a lot of family down there (in Atlanta). I did a little follow-up and like the area. I've been down there and been outside of the campus. I like the type of offense and they got a real good offensive coordinator.
MB: What schools have you been hearing from?
MB: Have you narrowed your list?
DG: Yeah, my top five are Georgia, Georgia Tech, Miami, Pitt and Connecticut. Ohio State and Penn State are further down the list.
MB: Have you made any visits?
DG: Only an unofficial to Rutgers, an hour and 20 minutes from home.
MB: Are you attending any junior days?
DG: Rutgers on March 3.
MB: Have you heard about Georgia's junior day?
DG: No, nothing about it.
MB: Do you have any offers?
MB: Are you attending any camps?
DG: Yes, Pittsburg, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers, Temple and the Offense/Defense Camp in Philadelphia.
MB: What do you look for in a school?
DG: The facilities help. And a good coaching staff. I look at the whole surrounding area and make sure I feel comfortable around the teammates.
MB: Do you want to commit early?
DG: Definitely yeah. I want to commit to my first or second offer from any of my top five that offer.
MB: How did last season go?
DG: It went by pretty good. We ran offense that mainly ran and the pass game was iffy with a first-year starting quarterback. I had 33 catches for 380 yards and four TDs. I was first team All-Conference.
MB: How's basketball season going?
DG: It's going real well. We started 1-9, but made the playoffs back at .500. It's going real nice.
MB: What are you looking forward to next year?
DG: I just want to get out there and show some senior leadership and make things happen. I want to win an state championship for not only myself, but also my coach.