Busy Spring for Sousa

Lake Nona High (Orlando, Fla.) three-star receiver Ryan Sousa has had an active spring evaluation period and is well over double digits in verbal scholarship offers. Sousa updated his recruitment with ScarletReport.com with more schools still set to see him work out.

Rutgers is one of many schools recruiting Lake Nona High (Orlando, Fla.) receiver Ryan Sousa, who is well over double-digit offers approaching the end of the spring evaluation period.

Recently adding Indiana, Connecticut, Marshall and Iowa State, Sousa is now over 20 offers, he said.

Rutgers was in to see Sousa already and the three-star receiver said he is high on the coaching staff.

"Things are going great," said on Rutgers. "Their staff contacts me almost every day."

Defensive line coach Jim Panagos and WR/TE coach Anthony Campanile have both been involved in the recruitment of Sousa.

On paper, Sousa was one of the top receivers in Florida as a junior. He led the Sunshine state with 92 catches for 1,601 yards and 21 touchdowns in 2012.

Sousa has no leaders but is familiar with some coaching staffs because of his brother's recruitment. Sousa's brother, Kevin Sousa, committed to Wake Forest as a member of the 2011 class.

Knowing Rich Rodriguez from his time at West Virginia, Sousa said Arizona was one of the first to offer.

"I like their system," he said. "They get the athletes the ball. Coach Rodriguez recruited my brother out of high school."

Sousa began his spring practice campaign this week and will not be active in visits until the end. All of his offers are in consideration for summer visits and camps, he said.

"Nothing until after spring ball," he said. "[My] coach Anthony Paradiso and I will be visiting schools that have offered. I will sit down and talk to coach Paradiso and have him help guide me."

Sousa plans to make a decision "sometime this summer" and have a school chosen by the start of his senior season.

"Everything is wide open," he said. "I'm just working hard and getting ready for spring ball."

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