U-M in Top 3 for Fla Ath Hornsby ... Another Leads

Wide receiver/defensive back Jamar Hornsby of Sandlewood High School in Jacksonville, lists a top three that spans the country, including Michigan. GoBlueWolverine.com spoke Friday with the talented athlete. Will he make an early decision, and what chance do the out of state schools have?

Jim S. has Jamar Hornsby ranked as the No. 2 defensive back in the country. However, the stud athlete from Jacksonville Sandlewood is a talented receiver as well. Where will he play in college? "I don't really care," he told GoBlueWolverine.com. "I just want to get on the field. A lot of schools are telling me I can play both way, especially Michigan."

So, where do the Wolverines stand with the 6-foot-4, 195-pound Hornsby? "My top three are Florida, USC and Michigan," he said. "I like Georgia and Georgia Tech too. I really like the new coach at Florida, Urban Meyer. I talk with him all the time and things look good there. I guess if I had to pick right now I'd say Florida is in the lead."

While the Gators are the early favorite, the other two powers on his list can't be discounted yet. "I haven't been to USC or Michigan and I want to do that before I decide," he said. "I was talking to my mom last night about visiting them and deciding sometime in May, but it may not happen because of finances. If I don't get to go in May than I will wait to take my official visits in the fall. I'll decide after that."

Hornsby said Michigan quarterbacks coach Scot Loeffler is recruiting him. "I like him a lot and I talk to him all the time," he said. "He was just by my school, along with Coach Mattison from Florida. Most schools are waiting until the first week of May to come. I haven't heard as much from USC."

In the end, will the out-of-state schools be able to pull Hornsby away from home? "I have no problem at all leaving the state," he said.

He reports a 2.8 grade-point-average and said he will take the SAT on May 7. He added he would like to major in business or sports medicine.

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