Brion Carnes 'USF is Still Number One'

Brion Carnes has become one of the state's most heavily recruited quarterbacks and the Manatee standout talks about his trip to Athen Georgia and what how it affects his status. Stay informed with

USF commit Brion Carnes from Manatee high school has become one of the top quarterbacks in the state of Florida for 2010. The 3-star prospect is still being pursued by other programs, and this past weekend travelled to Georgia and participated in the Bulldogs camp.

""The campus was nice, and Athens Georgia is a very nice place. It was a good camp, and I think I did real good," said Brion Carnes. "But Ace Sanders was the MVP of the camp."

Carnes went to the Georgia camp with his coach and teammates WR Ace Sanders and rising junior WR Quinton Bundrage, saying he went there to get ready for his senior year, and see if he could learn a few things by working with other coaches.

"I learned a few things while I was up there, like just to stay calm and have fun," said Carnes. "I just wanted to see how I did against other competition."

In June Carnes attended the USF SuperBull campo where he competed against the likes of Christian Green and Clint Trickett, among others, and said the two camps were similar.

"It was that different. There was some competition there, but competition is what I like, anybody that can give me a run. I mean the competition was okay, but I've seen better."

Carnes (6'1, 185 pounds) is the 26th ranked quarterback in the nation by, and said he did get a little advice from the Georgia coaches on Saturday.

"Coach Bobo and Coach [Bryan] McClendon my recruiting coordinator gave me some tips while I was there. Mostly on my mechanics, mistakes, and helped me out a little bit."

Did his visit to Athens change anything for the USF commit?

"No, USF is still number one, they always have been" said Carnes. "I just wanted to go to the camp, compete against other quarterbacks and have a good time with my fellow teammates."

Brion said he didn't know what his official visit list is, or if he'll take any just yet, but said "I don't know my official visit plans yet, but I may take a trip back to Georgia."

Besides Georgia, Clemson and West Virginia are still heavily pursuing the Manatee signal caller, but there are a few things that keep the Bulls out in front.

"I have a great communication with the coaches, and they were my first offer for 2010. They gave me the opportunity, and I really love USF," said Carnes.

Carnes said he'll spend the rest of the week working out and will travel with his Manatee team to Armwood high school for a 7on7 this Thursday.

"We've been working on some things and want to build for the upcoming season, that's all that matters right now."

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