Upshaw-Goree Goes Camping

Winslow Township High School in Atco, New Jersey is home to several talented players from the 2011 recruiting class. Bill Belton recently narrowed his list to ten schools, one of them which included Pitt and DeVante Waugh holds offers from Louisville and Rutgers.

One more athlete hoping to garner some Division I interest is another receiver, Stacey Upshaw-Goree. Upshaw-Goree is a 6-3, 198-pound receiver who finished with 29 catches for 538 yards and four touchdowns in 2009.

Upshaw-Goree has a few schools keeping tabs on him.

"Right now, I'm looking into the Temple camp that's coming up," Upshaw-Goree said. "I'm definitely looking into the Rutgers (camp). I'm going to try to make that, and I think that's it for now."

Most of the schools Upshaw-Goree has talked to just want him to come to their prospect camp--no guarantees of an offer, but just come to the camp.

"They haven't told me (about offers), but they've been definitely trying to get me to come to camp," Upshaw-Goree said. "Almost every school I talk to."

Pitt is also a school Upshaw-Goree is interested in, based on his relationship with a couple of the coaches he has met. He is hopeful of a Pitt offer.

"(Pitt) told me they were close," Upshaw-Goree said. "They are definitely close to offering. They got my highlight tape. Me and (offensive line) coach (Tony) Wise are real cool. Me and (secondary) coach (Jeff) Hafley are cool too, the DB coach. He keeps it real."

Upshaw-Goree has already been to Pittsburgh a couple times during the recruiting process.

"I was in town for the Cincinnati game, for the Big East championship," Upshaw-Goree said. "I came in for the spring game too."

At 6-3, 198, Upshaw-Goree is pleased with his stature right now, but he expects to make some changes to his physique this summer, that may make him even more of an intriguing prospect.

"I honestly can gain some more weight, so I could be stronger, and be ready for the next level," Upshaw-Goree said. "Going into college, I'd like to be 210, 215. Last year, I did strictly offense. This year, I'll actually be playing outside linebacker. I think that kind of rises my stock. Since (moving to linebacker), I got a lot more looks."

Upshaw-Goree was also a second-team all-conference selection last season, in addition to an honorable mention Group III selection in New Jersey. He will be competing in a local 7-on-7 passing camp coming up later this summer, that will select an all-star team that will represent the area in a regional 7-on-7 passing camp in Atlanta some time in July.

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