Horton Continues Gaining Interest

2010 GA safety prospect Julian Horton has been continuing to gain interest from college coaches across the country.

Julian Horton now has offers from eight schools, including: Alabama, North Carolina, Maryland, Arkansas, Nevada, UCF, Vanderbilt and Louisville. Here are his comments on each school:

Alabama - Great school with a good football team. They have a great coaching staff along with great pride.

North Carolina - A football program that is on the rise. They have a very nice campus and good coaches.

Maryland - They have a great coaching staff. I hear they have a beautiful campus. They also have very good academics and are another football program on the rise.

Arkansas - Good academics, a football team team that is on the rise and a good coaching staff.

Nevada - I do not really know much about them, but I know they have a good campus.

Central Florida - They have a great campus, great academics, and it seems like it is a great place to be.

Vanderbilt - The campus is great, they have very good academics, they are a great team that is on the rise, and they have a very solid coaching staff.

Louisville - A great campus, good coaches and they have a good team.

Horton has been hearing a lot from the coaches at Maryland and talks mostly with Coach Brattan, the offensive line coach. Although he has yet to visit the Maryland campus, he said he has heard it is beautiful.

For his Greater Atlanta Christian School, Horton plays both defensive back and receiver, but in college he is looking to strictly play wide receiver. At 6-foot-1, 185-pounds Horton says that speed (4.45- 40 yard dash), strength, ball skills and an ability to go up and get the ball are strengths he brings to colleges.

In terms of offensive scheme, Horton says he does not have a preference as long as they throw the ball and get the wide receivers involved.

This summer he plans to visit a number of schools. Among those, he says UCLA, Maryland, Vanderbilt and Florida are definite. He also plans to go to camp at Florida, LSU and possibly Ohio State.

Maryland coaches have told him he could have a big impact if he comes here.

"They say I am a guy who can take it to the house."

In terms of having a time frame for when he wants to commit, Horton says, "I will commit when I know the time is right and when I know what school fits best for me."

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