Futch getting tons of attention

Chaminade, FL linebacker Jordan Futch already has offers from across the Southeast and the nation. In fact, a letter and offer from Auburn arrived in the mail Thursday. As he thinks over his decision, he is working out with trainers this off-season to prepare for his senior season.

Matthew Borenstein: How have things been going with this off-season with the recruiting process?

Jordan Futch: Everything's been real good.

MB: Who have you been hearing from lately?

JF: Pitt, Georgia, West Virginia, Virginia, Ole Miss. I've talked to Florida State, Notre Dame and N.C. State too.

MB: Who has been around the most?

JF: Georgia, Wisconsin and Ole Miss.

MB: What do you like in Georgia?

JF: I think they great coaching staff, especially the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. They are great gentlemen. They are open-minded and great coaches. My dad is from Georgia.

MB: What are your top five schools right now.

JF: I am very open to all schools. If I had to say, they would be UM (Miami), West Virginia, FSU, Georgia and N.C. State.

MB: Have you made any unofficial visits?

JF: No.

MB: How about junior day visits?

JF: Florida, UCF and Miami. I am going to stay instate.

MB: Do you have any camps lined up?

JF: Miami, Alabama, Georgia and Florida.

MB: What have the Georgia coaches told you?

JF: They told me I have great potential. I remind them of some of there old guys. They like my assets: my speed and that I am aggressiveand I am a tall linebacker. They want me to help rebuild the linebacking corp.

MB: Where do you have offers from?

JF: Auburn offered today. Also Wisconsin, Ole Miss, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. I am still talking to other coaches. I am sending in film and waiting to see from Virginia and West Virginia. I got a letter from Boston College.

MB: Do you have a timeline for making a decision?

JF: I want to stay as open as possible, but commit early. I want to have the opportunity to see as many schools as I can and see what's a good fit for my family.

MB: What do you look for in a school?

JF: I want a school that mimics the school I attend now (Chaminade-Madonna). It's a very family-oriented program. Everyone cares about one another. It has to have great academics and push you on and off the field.

MB: What are you looking forward to doing this season?

JF: Make as many plays as possible. Dominate and hit as hard as I can. Play smart and be the X-factor.

MB: How did last season go for you?

JF: I think I had a great season. I had 82 tackles, eight sacks, 12 to 15 tackles for a loss and one interception. I think I did well and improved myself.

MB: Are you playing any sports this winter?

JF: No, I am focused on my football training with my trainers.

MB: What have you been doing in your workouts?

JF: I took a two week break then got right back in the weight room. I started running and working out in the weight room ever since then.

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