Florida receiver sets Nebraska official visit

Distance may not seem like a big deal at the start of the recruiting process to some players. Others base their entire decision around it. They want to play in front of family and friends ever week instead of making a decision that could in the end be better for them. Distance doesn't seem to be a huge influence to this Florida receiver who is set to visit one of the furthest away schools that is recruiting him.

It is something to finish a regular season in Florida undefeated. That is exactly what the Scout.com, three star rated Quinton Hancock and his team from St. Petersburg (Flor.) did last year. He is trying to improve personally so that they may improve as a team.

"It's going good," Hancock said. "I am trying to get stronger. I am trying to improve my upper body mostly."

"We did have seven on seven yesterday against Mainland. We did good. They will be pretty good this year. We are going to be really good. We were undefeated through the regular season and made it to the semi-finals."

Last year there weren't any gimmicks about where you would see Hancock. It was going to be split out wide on offense and as a safety on defense. He finished last year with 30 receptions for 410 yards and four scores while on defense he grabbed four interceptions, one of which he returned for another score.

"I played wide receiver and free safety last year. I prefer playing wide receiver. That is the position that schools are typically looking at me for."

The offers are up into the double-digits for Hancock who recently began to narrow things down a bit and scheduled his first official visit. "I am up to 13 offers right now. I have started narrowing things down a little bit. My leaders are Auburn, Florida, Iowa, Maryland, Nebraska and Clemson. I have an official set to see Nebraska on October 29."

Hancock knows the high points about Nebraska, but the good news is that distance won't weigh heavily into Hancock's decision. Although distance won't be a big deal to Hancock, one thing that he is playing close attention to are the coaches and the relationships that they share with the players on the team.

"I know that they have a good tradition and a good program at Nebraska. I want to see the campus there. Distance isn't a big thing. I don't necessarily want to leave the state, but it doesn't matter how far away a school is either. I would say I am looking at how comfortable I am with the coaching staff the most."

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