Did anyone accompany him on his visits?
"Both of my parents came with me,"
commented the 6' 3", 212 pound signal caller from Jefferson Senior, Stephen Garcia.
How long did he spend at each campus?
"We landed in
Birmingham at 8:00 am on Friday and drove straight to Alabama. We left at 7:00
pm that night. We spent the whole Saturday at Ole Miss. We flew out at 8:30 pm
How did the Alabama visit go?
awesome. I really enjoyed it. I got to spend a lot of time with Coaches Shula,
Radar, and Unger, the coach who recruits me for them. We toured their facilities
and stadium. They gave me a story about their tradition. I spent a lot of time
with Coaches Unger and Shula in their meeting room when they were going over their
offense. That was really cool."
What stood out the most about Garcia's
"Probably getting to know their coaches. I thought
that was awesome. I really got to know them a lot better."
about the Ole Miss visit?
"I spent a lot of time with Coaches Werner
and Orgeron. I really like Coach Orgeron a lot. He is real intense. As soon as
I met him, he gave me a big hug. That was really cool. I toured their facilities
and campus. They have an awesome town, a real college feeling town."
did he enjoy most during his Ole Miss visit?
"It would have to be
their coaches again. They showed me a good time and really seemed interested in
Where does this put Alabama and Ole Miss in Garcia's pecking
"They are in my Top 4. Them two and Florida and South Carolina."
stands out about Florida?
"I like their recruiting class and Coach
Meyer. He is real cocky. I like that in a coach. Coach Meyer and Orgeron are both
real cocky. That is why I like them so much. I also like Florida's offense a lot.
They run the same offense that we do here."
What stands out about
"That was probably my favorite trip so far. I love
Columbia. I got to hang out with their players a lot because that was the only
trip I went on my own. They were real cool. We had a great time together."
colleges has Stephen visited?
"I have been to FSU, Florida, Central Florida, Alabama, Ole Miss, Georgia, and South Carolina."
Stephen visit next?
"I am pretty sure we have two visits lined up
to Louisville and Ohio State next. I think those might be it."
colleges have now offered Garcia?
"The schools I mentioned (FSU, Florida,
Central Florida, Alabama, Ole Miss, Georgia, South Carolina, Ohio State, Louisville)
have offered, and Iowa State offered me a couple of days ago. Iowa, Kansas, Rutgers,
Mississippi State, and I think Notre Dame has offered. I am not sure. That is
When it comes decision time; what will be the main factors?
the campus and town. That will play a major role. Also, the coaching stability.
I want the coaches to be there until I graduate. Also, I will look at their location
and climate. That will play a big role. And I will look at their talent. I do
not see competition steering me away from a school, but I want their team to have
some talent on it."
Garcia runs a 3.5 Core GPA.
One of nation's top QB's visits Ole Miss
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