WR Has A Lot To Like About UM

This talented wide receiver is generally considered one of the best in the entire country. He talks about why he likes the University of Miami and where they're at on his current list of early favorites.

For the past few years, the University of Miami has tried getting its foot in the door at Lincoln H.S. in Tallahassee. Two years ago, they came real close to landing super wide receiver Cro Thorpe before he picked FSU on signing day. And last recruiting season, the Hurricanes successfully landed defensive back Greg Threat.

This year, the Hurricanes are back at Lincoln recruiting super talented wide receiver Antonio Cromartie. At 6-foot-4 and 195 pounds, Cromartie is generally considered one of the state's elite wide receiver prospects.

Cromartie also runs track, where he competes in three separate events including the triple jump. Inside the classroom, he carries a 2.57 GPA and is still waiting on his test scores to come back.

As a freshman, Cromartie attended North Florida Christian H.S., the same school that features standout linebacker Ernie Sims.

Cromartie has drawn recruiting attention from coaches all across the country.

"I've gotten a whole bunch of offers already," he said. "I've gotten both verbal and written offers from places like Florida State, Miami, Georgia, Florida, Michigan, LSU, Syracuse, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Maryland, there is a bunch of them."

Cromartie said he does have five schools that stick out on his list right now.

"My top five right now are Florida, Florida State, Miami, Michigan, and LSU," he said as he began to talk about each of the Florida schools.

"Florida State's a young team right now," he said. "They didn't have much experience last season but they've got plenty of talent. I see them winning another national championship in the next two or three years and I really like that and would love to be a part of it."

"My cousin Robert Cromartie plays at Florida and Gavin [Dickey] is my cousin too and he's going there in the fall," he said. "The coaching staff seems real cool to me and I think it would be a nice place to play."

"I also like Miami a lot," he said. "It's not real far from home and I like their offensive schemes. They get their wide receivers involved. I like the coaches at Miami and the facilities are nice. Plus Greg [Threat]'s going down there this year. They told me I'm pretty high on their chart of recruits."

Cromartie, who doesn't plan on attending any summer camps, says he doesn't have a single favorite right now.

"I don't know who my top choice is," he said. "I won't be able to tell you until I take some of my visits this fall. I'm going to be taking those during the season because I'm going to graduate in December so I can get a jump on spring ball and get those extra practices under my belt."

Cromartie also talked about his goals for this coming season.

"I'd like to catch 30-40 balls and be a Parade and USA Today first team All-American," he said. "And then I'd like to win another state title."


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