Is Fla. Athlete Hornsby The Next Woodson?

Defensive back Jamar Hornsby of Sandlewood High School in Jacksonville spoke with Scout.com National Recruiting Analyst Allen Wallace. The talents player lists Michigan on top, along with Florida. When will he decide?

Jacksonville (Fla.) defensive back Jamar Hornsby (6-4, 195, 4.5) said Florida and Michigan lead heavily over USC, Georgia and Georgia Tech. All have offered.

"I thought that I'd be ready to make my decision on committing to a program by the middle of May, but it looks like I'm really going to take my time on making this decision," said Hornsby, from Sandalwood High School. "I don't know when I'll be ready, but I know that it won't be in the middle of May. I'm looking to make it after the season.

"Right now, Florida and Michigan are basically tied as my leaders. And Georgia Tech comes in as a close third behind them both.

"Michigan was the first school to offer me and it really has made a big difference in how I'm looking at them. It would be a big plus to play both ways over there?I mean I could very well be the next Charles Woodson.

"I've seen a lot of great players come out of Michigan and I've also noticed that they graduate a high number of their football players. That's what I'm really trying to do. I also really like coach (Scot) Loffler (quarterbacks).

"In fact, I really love the entire coaching staff there. The coaches I've spoken with are all real down-to-earth people. I've never been to Michigan, but I'm definitely going to take an official visit there when I can. Weather will not play a factor in my decision because if I'm ever going to make it to the NFL, I'm going to have to play in the cold sooner or later."

"I like the passing offense at Florida. It would be great to be a part of what they're going to be doing over there. Coach (Urban) Meyer is a great coach and I think that he could get the best out of me. I also like how it's close to home, but I've really got no problem leaving the state," he said.

"And Georgia Tech is a program that isn't that far behind these other two schools. I'm originally from Atlanta and I've got a lot of family there, so I've got to keep them at the top," he said.

Hornsby claims 25 total offers, including USC, Miami, Florida State, Maryland and Oklahoma.

Of the schools that have offered, Hornsby also says that he is being recruited as both a wide receiver and a defensive back. "I've got no preferences on what position I want to play in college. I'll play wherever."

He's been to JR Days at Florida and Georgia Tech.

"I don't plan on taking in any camps this summer, and I'm still undecided if I'll take any unofficial visits anywhere," said Hornsby. "My personal trainer, Leonard Larimore (former Buffalo Bill), doesn't want me to do the camp thing."

Final JR (9-3) stats: 720 yds rec/9 TDs; 135 tackles/5 INTs; Bench: 280/Squat: 390

2.7 GPA/May 6 first-time SAT


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