OL Has UM in Top 3

The talented offensive lineman skipped any summer football camps to stay home and work out with his teammates for the past few months. He has Miami in his top three schools and he talks about the Hurricanes along with his other front runners.

At 6-foot-4 and 268 pounds, Altamonte Springs (Fla.) Lake Brantley standout Jordy Lipsey said he's glad the season is finally upon us. And his team starts out with a huge test next Friday.

"We play at Lakeland," Lipsey said of the Class 5A powerhouse. "We think we've had a pretty good summer so that game should tell us a lot."

The talented offensive lineman skipped any summer football camps to stay home and work out with his teammates for the past few months.

"Before practice started this month, we would meet every Monday through Thursday at 5:45 in the morning and go through conditioning drills. Then I would do my own workout in the weightroom in the afternoon."

A full academic qualifier, Lipsey said his written offer sheet is now close to 20.

"My favorite schools are Virginia, Stanford, Miami, Georgia Tech, Florida, and Tennessee," he said. "I would say that Virginia and Stanford are my top two. I've already set up official visits to those schools. On September 7, I go to Virginia and on October 12, I go to Stanford. I also want to make one to Miami and Georgia Tech during the season so hopefully I can set those up in the coming weeks as well."

The standout lineman talked more about the Hurricanes.

"The first thing is that it's Miami," he said. "There's something special about it. Miami's not too close to home but yet still close enough. It's a private school and Miami's a fantastic city. Coach Kehoe is a prestigous offensive line coach. I was reading Sports Illustrated the other day and saw him body surfing in a crowd of football players. He's written me and my father some letters this summer just trying to keep me interested. I would like to make a visit to Miami for the Boston College game on September 21. They're probably in my top three. For Georgia Tech, I'd like to go for the Florida State game and I also want to take a visit to Florida because they're in my top five."

Lipsey said there isn't a whole lot of factors that he'll look for, rather wherever he feels most comfortable.

"I don't care where I go," he said regarding location. "I'll go anywhere as long as I can fit in both academically and with the football program. I just want to be comfortable."

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