Sleeper tight end names top two

The Gamecocks recently jumped into the mix with an emerging Sunshine State tight end prospect who is warranting interest from several of the top programs around the country. "I'm aggressive. I like to have the ball in my hands and make things happen for my team. I'll do whatever it takes to win," said the 6'6", 235 pound tight end. Who is this emerging sleeper prospect? Read inside to find out.

Dillard (Fort Lauderdale, FL) standout tight end Bo Reliford is not yet a household name among national recruiting followers, but the jumbo-sized playmaker, who runs a 4.5 second forty yard dash, has certainly caught the attention of multiple college coaches. Reliford is currently receiving strong interest from major programs like Alabama, Auburn, LSU, South Carolina, Miami, Michigan, Wisconsin, and several others. However, two schools are emerging as the frontrunners for the athletic tight end's services.

"South Carolina and the University of Miami are my top two," said Reliford.

According to Reliford, he likes the way Steve Spurrier utilizes the tight end position in the Gamecock offense and could see himself playing in Columbia.

"South Carolina said they like the way I move on the field and said that I'm a very good player. They'd love to have me at their school because of the way I block and catch and am able to make plays happen," he said. "They said they split their tight ends out and keep them in every now and then. They say half of the time I'd be out like a receiver, and they get the ball in their tight ends' hands a lot. I like that."

Reliford is also very high on what the home state Miami Hurricanes have to offer.

"Miami, they have a great history of putting tight ends into the NFL and making them better. They can help me on my education too because I want to be a pharmacist. I've been there plenty of times and seen everything. They're a great school."

The versatile athlete is currently playing basketball, but he said he hopes to set up an official visit to South Carolina in late January or early February. Reliford said he plans to make a decision on his college choice once his basketball season finishes up, and he knows what factors he'll be looking for when he decides.

"The interest and how they can help me later on in life are the things I'm looking for."

When asked to describe what type of player he is on the gridiron, Reliford replied that he's simply a playmaker and a winner when he puts on the pads.

"I'm aggressive. I like to have the ball in my hands and make things happen for my team. I'll do whatever it takes to win."

Reliford, who is being recruited by Coach Robert Gillespie for the Gamecocks, believes that once he makes a qualifying SAT score the offers will pour in. He estimated that he had 15 catches for 300 yards and 6 touchdowns in his senior season.

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