All-State LB to Choose between USF & UCF

The Bulls and Knights are in a batte over one of the state's premier linebackers. USFNation talked with Lafayette's Aaron Gresham and got his thoughts on USF, when he plans to commit and who else is recruiting him. Read on for the entire story. Only on!

Aaron Gresham from Lafayette H.S is a linebacker that can do it all. In addition to being a punishing linebacker built in the mold of Ben Moffitt, he‘s also a good blocking tightend. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound senior finished the season with 137 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, with 10 sacks, and was named The Gainesville Sun's co-small-school defensive player-of-the-year in 2005. Gresham, who plays offense, defense, and special teams is a hard working athlete who runs a 4.73 in the 40 and also bench-presses 275 pounds.

Here is what uncovered in our interview:

How is the season is going?
Things are going real good, we beat Perry in our first game and lost to Jasper 10-14 in the second game. I don't know what my stats were, but I don't feel like I did as good as I usually do, first game jitters I guess.

Do you have any offers?
I got 5 offers so far South Florida, Central Florida, Louisville, Akron and Florida International, and I think West Virginia may offer.

When did you get the USF offer?
I was offered about a month ago by coach Gregory.

What are your feelings on South Florida?
Well they're in the BIG EAST I like that a lot. Also Marcus Edwards plays for them down there and he's a hometown player. It's also fairly close, I like the coaches and the facilities are real nice. They're an up and coming program, and I think they're going to do very well in the future.

Do you have any favorites yet?
Out of those five it will probably come down to South Florida or Central Florida right now.

Do you plan on taking any official visits?
Probably, I haven't made plans to take an official visit yet, but I guess that will come later on. I did go down a few weeks ago with another teammate that they're looking at. Darren Poe and me went down there on an unofficial visit to check things out.

When do you plan to commit?
I plan on making a commitment at the end of October, sometime in October I'd like to make a Commitment.

Gresham certainly has the speed and solid tackling ability to play in USF's scheme. He had 140 tackles as a junior and said he worked extremely hard this offseason to build on those numbers. Landing Gresham would also keep him out of the hands of USF's rival from Orlando. Follow USFNation to get the latest in the recruitment of Aaron Gresham.

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