Drake Is Wide Open

Despite flying a bit below the radar when it comes to the top running backs in the state of Florida, Brooksville (FL) Nature Coast Technical's Tevin Drake is an explosive talent with outstanding potential. Though he's mainly received attention from schools throughout the South, Drake admitted to eDuck Sports that he'd like to take a visit to Eugene.

Do you currently hold an offer from Oregon?

"No I don't have an offer from them yet."

Have you had any contact with the coaches from Oregon?

"Not so far. Not recently."

When was the last time you had contact with the coaches?

"The last time I had contact with the coaches was when I was playing my Black and Blue game [in the spring]."

Do you remember which coaches were in contact with you?

"It was the running backs coach [Gary Campbell]."

How many times have you spoke with him?

"It was just that one time."

What was your conversation like with Coach Campbell?

"He was just talking about how would [I feel] if I came up to Oregon from Florida, would I be able to handle that, because that is a long ways from home and stuff like that. And he was saying they [Oregon] has players from Florida and stuff like that."

Is distance a factor for you?

"Not really."

What would you say your overall interest in Oregon is at this point?

"I would just say the same as every other school. I don't have any favorites, so I'm open to everybody right now."

Would you place Oregon in the list of schools you're considering?


How would you describe yourself as a player?

"I would describe myself as a leader, as a power back, and a north and south runner."

Would you compare yourself to anyone at the collegiate or professional level?

"No. I don't compare myself to anybody at the NFL or anything like that."

What are you looking for in a program?

"The main thing I'm looking for in a program is academics, the football program, the population, and where the school is at...like their environment and everything."

Have you given any thought as to what you might want to study when you get to college?

"Yeah, business and management."

What offers do you currently hold right now?

"Miami, FIU, and FAU."

Are there any other schools that you've been hearing a lot from, but haven't offered yet?

"I think Memphis wants to send me one, because I know they were talking about me coming up there or whatever. And, I don't know, I still have faith in Florida State and Georgia. I still think they want me, but I haven't been talking to them like I used to...I still they're going to come through and give me some offers."

Any favorites at this point?

"I don't have any leaders."

If Oregon were to offer you, would you consider taking an official visit to the school?

"What I want to do is, that was going to be one of the schools that I wanted to visit, is Oregon."

Have you taken any unofficial visits this year?

"I haven't taken any unofficial visits this year. I went to the Miami camp."

Do you have any official visits planned out yet?

"Not right now."

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