Armwood's Leon McQuay III is on his way to becoming one of the top 2013 prospects in the state of Florida after already being named to both the ESPN Rise and U.S. Air Force sophomore all-American teams. On Wednesday the 6-foot-2, 178 pound prospect took a trip to USF to check out the hometown Bulls and received an offer from coach Holtz
"It was real good visit," said McQuay. "We walked around, saw the locker rooms, the facilities and got to watch practice. Everything was real nice and the practice fields looked great. It was real good time."
McQuay went over after school and got to watch the Bulls practice in full pads and really enjoyed seeing them go at it.
"That was my first time seeing a college practice and watching it was real cool," said McQuay. "It was real intense and a lot longer then we practice at our school. They were really going at it, especially the linemen. The defensive backs looked pretty good, they had a couple of interceptions and the offense wasn't doing a lot in the passing game against them. I liked the way they run the secondary."
The Armwood star also got to spend time with the USF coaching staff and liked what they had to say.
"I went into the defensive back meeting and talked to the defensive back coach. We talked about recruiting and that he really liked me," said McQuay. "Coach smith is real cool and I'm already learning stuff from him and I'm not even there yet. He seems like a good teacher and a real good coach."
"I spoke with the head coach Skip Holtz and he was telling me about the academics and all the stuff that they're having built and all the renovations that they're doing," said McQuay. "He seems real cool too, I liked him a lot."
During the visit McQuay also learned some big news and that was that he indeed had an offer from the Bulls.
"Coach Holtz told me I had an offer," said McQuay. "He said that I really had an offer since the Plant game when I had three interceptions, but he officially gave it to me today. Getting that offer made me feel real good."
"Coach was telling me that he wants to keep all the good local players here instead of going elsewhere, and build something here," said McQuay. "It felt good to know that I have an offer to stay home if I want to."
McQuay has already been to watch the Bulls play twice last year and knows a good amount about the hometown team, including several players.
"They're coming up and have a lot of room to build on, and I think they're going to be real good in the next couple of years," said Leon. "I know a few players also. T-Rex, that's Terrence Mitchell, Lindsey Lamar, and Justin Wilcox he walked on, and I know Ryne Giddins."
The talented athlete now has three BCS offers from USF, Florida and Vanderbilt, and plenty more will surely be coming this way for the rising 2013 star.
"It's all real exciting," said McQuay. "I'm just taking it all in right now."
As a sophomore McQuay recorded 55 tackles 35 solo and 5 interceptions and was named first team all-Hillsborough County selection by the Tribune at safety. He's also a track star and plays soccer for the Hawks. He's also been practicing with Team Tampa for the upcoming Badger 7on7 tourney to be held at USF this upcoming weekend.
"We're doing pretty good and got all the best players from the around the county," said McQuay. "We should be good and I'm looking forward to it. It should be a lot of fun"
Stay tuned with USFNation.com as we keep you updated on Leon McQuay's recruitment over the next two years.