Godby's Dennis Andrews has been the team's starting quarterback for the past two seasons, but the 5-foot-11 ¾, 177 pound prospect is also a versatile player that can play both ways, and is being recruited as a quarterback and defensive back on the next level. At the Nike Elite 11 camp in Orlando he posted a 4.67- 40, a 4.25 shuttle, a 31-8 vertical jump, a 37-foot power ball toss and finished with a 93.45 rating. He also has a 265 pound bench and a 230 pound power clean.
As a junior Andrews threw for 1,500 yards and rushed for another 600 with 13 touchdowns while leading his team into the second round of the playoffs, but this year in addition to QB he'll also be playing corner back for the cougars.
"I'm going to play both ways this year," said Andrews. "I'm excited because I haven't played DB since Pop Warner. I'm doing it to gain the experience at the position and because we're trying to go all the way this year so I'm going to do all I can."
On the recruiting front things are going well as Andrews claims five offers from Georgia Tech, USF, Iowa State, and Western Kentucky and he also has a verbal offer from Texas Tech. Other teams including Miami, FSU, and LSU have been showing him interest as well. The teams pursuing him are recruiting him for both sides of the ball.
"‘Right now USF and Texas Tech are recruiting me as DB, and the others are offering me as a quarterback," said Andrews. "I like to play quarterback, but I'll do whatever it takes to get on the field. I feel good about playing DB and used to play it, but I haven't played it in high school yet. I feel that playing QB helps with playing corner, they have the same reads."
With an impressive list of schools recruiting him, Andrews says that two schools are in the lead for his services.
"It's a tie between Georgia Tech and USF right now," said Andrews. "I like the two schools environment and they're both not too far from home."
Andrews talks a little about each program:
"Georgia Tech was my first offer and I talk with the coaches often," said Andrews. "It was real nice when I was up there for my visit. They got a good football program and the fans get into it."
"I like USF, they're starting to become a big time program, and I really like the coaches, they seem like they're really there for the players," said Andrews. "It's also close to home and it's in Florida, and I'd like to play in the Florida weather."
Andrews already visited Georgia Tech for their junior day and recently visited USF for their Junior Day this month and talks about his trip to Tampa.
"I liked my visit to USF, it's a real nice university and I like the surrounding area, and love the city of Tampa. It has a lot going on. The facilities are real nice, the weight room is big and everything is brand new, like it's never been touched. They got beautiful new practice fields, two grass fields and one artificial that looks like it's a NFL field. I like USF a lot."
The Godby athlete has spoken to a few of the USF coaches, but mostly with Bulls secondary Coach Rick Smith.
"I talk to their DB coach Rick Smith often and he seems real cool coach," said Andrews. "He told me about himself, how many DBs he's put into the NFL and said I have great size and skill set to be a great corner back. He's a real cool dude and truthful. I feel like I could go to church with him."
Andrews says that he already knows a few players at USF "I know a few people that go there already."
"I know their quarterback B.J. Daniels. He used to pay at our rival Lincoln and I'm friends with him and his family. I kind of look up to him," said Andrews. "I also know the twins, Kevin and Keith McCaskill. They both played at Godby."
The elite athlete said he's familiar with the Bulls football program and has watched them some on TV the past year.
"I know some about their program, but want to learn more. I know they've won a lot of bowl games and beat Clemson and Miami this year and beat FSU two years ago," said Andrews. "I'm definitely planning on going down there for their spring game, and I'm planning on going to both their camps also."
In the classroom Andrews claims a 3.56 GPA and an ACT score of 17, but plans on taking it again next month. Andrews also plans on being busy this spring and summer with spring games and football camps
As to when he'll be making his decision, schools won't have to wait until February because Andrews plans on being a December graduate.
"I'll probably make my decision sometime this summer," said Andrews. "I'm supposed to be graduating early and be out of school in December. That way I'll get in early and be ahead of the game."
Stay tuned with USFNation.com as we keep you updated on Dennis Andrews recruitment and the rest of the class of 2012