Printz takes in scrimmage

Lassiter (Marietta, Ga.) 2013 QB Eddie Printz is one of the top signal-callers in the southeast in his class. Printz camped at South Carolina this summer, and made a return visit to Columbia Saturday to take in the Gamecocks' first scrimmage of the fall.

"I got to see how Coach (Steve) Spurrier talks to the QBs on and off the field," Printz said of the trip. "I got to stand on the sidelines for pretty much the entire practice, which is pretty cool just to try to get a feel for how they communicate and everything. And that impressed me pretty well because they just talked good and bad."

Printz already has offers from Kentucky, Cincinnati, North Carolina State and SMU, and is receiving heavy interest from many of the top programs in the country.

He took a close look at the Gamecocks' offense Saturday.

"I mean it's a pretty good offense," the 6-foot-3 , 205-pound Printz says. "It's what we run [at Lassiter], pretty much, out of the shotgun and under center. So, I think it'd be a good fit. I could see myself doing that in a few years."

Printz has also developed a strong relationship with South Carolina quarterbacks coach and Marietta native G.A. Mangus.

"It's great," Printz says. "We talk weekly. In a few weeks he'll be able to start contacting me back. But right now I can only call him. In a few weeks it will go both ways, so I think it will expand."

Last week, Printz visited Florida to get a closer look at the offense Charlie Weis is implementing.

"It was good -- pretty similar to this one," Printz said. "Got to see practice, talk to the coaches, go to the meetings and everything, and check the facilities. It was my first time down there, so I think it went pretty well. I was impressed with everything they had to offer. And it was definitely a beautiful place."

Printz also plans on visiting Arkansas soon.

"I'm just keeping my eyes open with them," he said. "I haven't heard too much about them. I know that they develop QBs, so I'm looking forward to going out there -- I think it could be a great place for me to fit in also. So, I'm just keeping my eyes open right now."

But for now Printz is mostly concentrating on his high school season. He says his team is developing nicely and got off to good start with a positive scrimmage against Flowery Branch this week.

During the season, Printz will be at South Carolina for the Auburn game, Kentucky for the Louisville game, TCU for the SMU game and plans to take in a game at Florida.

Mangus plans to come see Printz play, possibly for Lassiter's game against North Cobb in week 2 of the college football season.

Printz doesn't claim any leaders and doesn't have a time-table for commitment.

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