Why each of those teams made his list?
Kentucky: "I think they showed a lot of heart. In just one game they've proved that they could play with the best. I think that shows their character and how hard they've worked."
Louisville: "Their a great program. Their coaches have pushed them really hard and they have great athletes. It would be an honor to play there."
Virginia Tech: "I've really bonded with the coaches and I love the stability in the program. They play defense well and that's what I'm all about."
Florida: "They're definitely going in the right direction. They always had the athletes and I just felt they needed the discipline. Coach Meyer has brought that."
Auburn: "They're a good defensive school also. They have fast defensive end's that can get to the play and I like Coach Tuberville. From meeting Coach Dunn, I think he's a real hard nosed guy so I don't expect any drop off."
Minton will take his time before making a commitment.
Which schools has he spoken to since September first?
"I've talked to all of my favorites since then and I actually talked to Coach Amato at N.C. State last night as well as Coach Brooks at Kentucky."