USF & UGA Lead for Atlantic HS Corner

The latest buzz name to emerge in recruiting came last week from USF's annual Sling & Shoot tournament -- Jayron Hosley from Atlantic Delray put on an impressive performance and a week after the camp USFNation caught up with Jayron to get his feelings on the camp, the latest in recruiting and where the Bulls stand. Get the inside scoop, only on!

With a strong performance at USF's annual Sling & Shoot, Jayron Hosley has elevated his name and is now mentioned as one of the top corner prospects in the state. He showed off his speed, quickness, agility and knack for the big play while taking his team to the finals, coming up just short against 7-on-7 powerhouse Plant High School.

"Overall I had a good time." Said Hosley, "It was real fun and competitive. We don't really practice for those tournaments we just go out and play. I've been to the Sling and Shoot three times and this was the best competition I've faced. I got to see where I stand against some of the top prospects in the state."

Hosley felt like he did well, but said there is always room for improvement. Last season the 5-foot-9 and ½ corner helped his team the same way former Delray Atlantic alum Preston Parker did two years ago. He plays on both sides of the ball as a WR and DB, he returns punts and kicks and is a team leader.

"I don't mind playing both ways. That's why I stay in shape, I'm ready to go where ever coach needs me."

In recruiting, Jayron has collected nine total offers including Georgia, Wisconsin, Auburn, South Florida, Rutgers and Vanderbilt.

"I'm looking at nine total offers right now. USF verbally offered me in the spring, but I heard I was getting a paper in the mail soon."

Of the nine teams that have offered, Hosley says there are two that stand out.

"I'm taking a strong interest in South Florida and Georgia. Those are the two schools that I really like. Rutgers is up there too, but their not in my top right now. I'm also waiting to see what Miami will do as far as an offer goes."

Here is what Hosley likes about his top two teams, USF and Georgia:

Georgia: They are a good program, I like the talent they have and the way they play them young. Mark Richt is a good guy, I get a real good vibe from the entire staff.

South Florida: USF is kinda close to home, I get that hometown feeling when I'm in that area. They are a team on the rise and coach Leavitt knows his football and how he wants to use me. I really like that school.

Hosley has a former teammate John Lejiste who signed with the Bulls as part of their '08 recruiting class. The two played together in the defensive secondary at Atlantic and Jayron says they still keep in-touch.

"It's good because I would have someone I'm familiar with and someone to look out for me. I'm not going to base my decision on that, but it's a good thing. We talked when I was in Tampa and chatted a little bit about the school and the things he's been doin up there. He says it's the spot to be and he's trying to influence me a little bit."

The Bulls have newly acquired coach Kevin Patrick handling the recruitment of Jayron Hosley and Hosley says the two have began to develop a strong relationship.

"He's a real cool guy, we talk in the phone and when I see him in person. I keep him updated on what's going on and he looks out for me. He shows me a lot of love."

Does this mean that Jayron will be choosing between UGA and USF soon?

"Right now I don't have any plans to commit too early. I want to take it slow, take a few visits and when I feel like it's right I will make a decision. If I get that feeling before the season then I'll do it, but I'm in no rush."

If he waits to take his official visits Hosley says there are a few teams that he would like to check out.

"I definitely will make a trip to USF and Georgia. Then we'll see how things shakeout with LSU and FSU."

Stick with USFNation for the latest updates on Jayron Hosley, we'll check back with him before his season starts and see if he's set up any official visits.

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