WR Jamar Hornsby Sets Official Visit to Michigan

Sandalwood, Fla., High School opened league play on Friday with a 48-21 win over Deltona. Five-star wide receiver Jamar Hornsby scored two touchdowns for the Saints, who improved to 3-1 on the season. On Saturday, Hornsby and a wealth of Sunshine State talent converged on Gainsville to catch the Florida-Tennessee game. Hornsby spoke with GoBlueWolverine.com about the visit, and his scheduled official visit to Michigan.

The first big match up of the 2005 season for the Southeastern Conference brought together a "who's who" of Florida talent to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday to witness the No. 6-ranked Florida Gators defeat the No. 4 Tennessee Volunteers 16-7. Among the sellout crowd of 90,716 fans included top Florida high school quarterback Tim Tebow, running back C. J. Spiller, and offensive linemen Sam Young and Jim Barrie, as well as standout wide receiver Jamar Hornsby of Sandalwood High School in Jacksonville, the No. 3 wide receiver in the country according to Scout.com. "It was a great game, the atmosphere was incredible," Hornsby said.

The trip to Gainesville was originally going to be an official visit for the talented receiver, who had then planned to announce his decision shortly after. However, those plans changed. "I decided to make the visit an unofficial one, and move my decision date forward a little bit so I could take some other official visits," Hornsby said. "I'm going to visit Michigan on Oct. 15 for the Penn State game."

The 6-foot-4, 195-pound Hornsby said he hadn't set a firm date for his decision, and listed Florida, Michigan, USC, Tennessee as his top schools, with Auburn and Georgia hanging close. "I have the visit to Michigan set, and I'll take a visit to USC and Florida," he said. "I'm not sure if I'll visit the other ones before deciding."

Hornsby grew up a fan of the Gators and was quick to point out his favorite aspect of new Florida head man Urban Meyer's team. "The offense," he said. "I like the way he uses his offense. None of the other teams I'm looking at have impressed me as much with their offenses."

However, Hornsby admitted that while he has always liked the Gators, he hasn't ruled out the others. "Michigan has offered me the No. 1 jersey, and I really like the school and the great players they've had there," he said. "Coach Loeffler is recruiting me and he is a great person and a great coach. I'm really looking forward to seeing the school and meeting the team."

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