RECRUITING: Sooners offer Florida athlete

Jacksonville, Fla. wide receiver Jamar Hornsby update.


Jamar Hornsby is plain and simple one of the best pure athletes in Florida. What is so appealing about Hornsby to college recruiters is that he can literally play so many different skill positions.

"Last year I played a lot at safety, but this year I am going to play a lot of receiver," said Hornsby. "I think that I will play primarily at receiver all year. I am not sure I will ever leave the field. I love to score, but I love to hit. Right now I would have to say that I like playing receiver. But don't get me wrong, I love playing defense. Most college coaches are recruiting me as a receiver, but I have a few recruiting me as a safety."

Hornsby broke into the starting line-up at Sandalwood High School his freshman year as a receiver. He played more safety his sophomore year and split time between safety and receiver last year. Hornsby is also the kick and punt returner.

Last season, Hornsby finished with 135 tackles and five interceptions. On offense Hornsby hauled in 27 catches for 495 yards and eight touchdowns. Hornsby can bench 280 pounds, squat 315 and starts in hoops averaging 13.5 points per game.

Hornsby went to the Georgia Tech summer camp before his junior year and has attended the Georgia Tech and Florida junior days this summer. Hornsby, who has lost count of all the offers that has come his way, admits that recruiting is tough to work through.

"I am kind of going with the flow right now," said Hornsby. "I am enjoying the process right now, but I know it is going to get real hectic. My top five right now is Florida, Michigan, USC, Georgia Tech and Georgia. Those are some of the schools that I have received e-mail, letters or talked to recently."

Where do the Sooners stand?

"I have been offered by Oklahoma and I definitely like them, but I haven't talked to them as much. I don't know a lot about Oklahoma, but I would like to get to know more about them. I know they have offered me as a receiver.

"I am pretty wide open right now. I could go anywhere. I am originally from Atlanta and Georgia Tech has always been one of my favorite schools."

Hornsby's GPA is in order and has yet to receiver his ACT score, but he feels he did well on the test.

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