Busy Slate Ahead for Florida Prep

Although he may have given an in-state school a ‘soft' commitment earlier this month, Gulfport (Fla.) Boca Siega standout athlete Terrell Skinner appears to have opened his recruitment up entirely. He started that with an official visit to Iowa State last weekend, the first of what could be as many as five stops.

It's easy to see why the Cyclones and many Division I programs covet Skinner. The 6-foot-3, 200-pounder earned the St. Petersburg Times' offensive player of the year award last week after leading Boca Siega to a 9-3 record and playoff appearance.

There wasn't much Skinner didn't do on the offensive side of the ball. He rushed for 917 yards and passed for 382 more, scoring 19 total touchdowns. His effort against Clearwater in the playoffs is worth noting, as he shredded the opponent to the tune of 200 yards rushing.

His recruiting interest has started picking up, too. Skinner took an official visit to Ames last weekend, and returned with some positive things to say.

"I liked the visit a lot," Terrell Skinner said. "It was more than I expected. The people are nice. What Coach Mac told me is that the people make the place, and that was definitely one of the positives. I really enjoyed hanging out with the coaches and players. I got to meet Coach Mac's family, and just hung out with the players. I had a lot of fun."

But that could just be the beginning of a busy recruiting schedule for Skinner.

"I have some more visits set up," he said. "The schools I'd like to visit are Central Florida, South Florida, Maryland, and UConn, but don't exactly know what order yet."

Skinner later indicated that he would going to Central Florida on Jan. 7th and South Florida on Jan. 21st. Ole Miss and Illinois are also trying to get their feet in the door.

The offensive playmaker says the Cyclones are recruiting him more as an athlete. He could be looked at as an offensive skill player or free safety.


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