WR Will Visit UM

After playing quarterback because of a team need last season, Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast standout Mike McIntosh is back playing his natural position.

"I've been at receiver all year," McIntosh said. When asked how he's been doing, he simply said, "you know me. I'm ballin."

While helping his team to a 4-1 start this season, McIntosh has caught 17 passes for 310 yards and three touchdowns. He also has a 75 yard punt return for a score. He has become the go-to guy after Amp Hill left for LSU last year.

Speaking of Hill and LSU, that's where McIntosh spent last weekend. It was his first official visit.

"It was tight man," he said. "I chilled with Amp and got to see the game and everything. They lost but their crowd is big and the fans are really into it. They have some good young receivers like Amp and Dwayne Bowe that I could compete with. They're one of my top schools."

In addition to the Tigers, McIntosh also has scholarship offers from a number of major programs.

"I think it's 24 to be exact," he said. "Schools from all over have given me one. The four I'm for sure looking at are LSU, Florida State, Miami, and Clemson. Those will be my visits. I'm leaving the fifth one open for now."

The talented receiver said he hears from UM coach Vernon Hargreaves on a weekly basis.

"I talked to him last last week," he said. "He's just seeing what's up. He knows I'm real interested in Miami. That's a great program, how could you not be? They know how to win too. I told them I'll visit but I haven't set the exact date for it yet."

McIntosh, who is considering offers from Michigan, Syracuse, and Oklahoma for the fifth visit, said he's not in position to name any favorites right now.

"I won't even know about that till I take my visits," he said. "They're all good programs but I need to find out what it's really like for myself."

At 6-1 and 185 pounds, McIntosh was one of the top receivers at the Univ. of Florida camp this past summer. He talked about that experience.

"This cat named Lance (Leggett) was there," he said. "Me and him was ballin. They couldn't touch us out there."

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