Decision on the horizon

Recruiting is heating up in the Sunshine State for Jarred Crump, a 6-foot-3, 187-pound wide receiver at Bartram Trail High School in the Jacksonville area. Crump and his fellow Bears have gotten of to a quick 5-0 start which could see his current offer sheet expand. Who is showing the most interest? Read here to learn the latest news..

"Right now I have 12 offers," said Jarred Crump. "Georgia, Wake Forest, and Cincinnati are showing me the most interest. I'm hoping to make a decision within the next couple of weeks."

Wake Forest and Cincinnati have offered Crump, while Georgia hasn't yet. He also hold offers from Duke, North Carolina State, Vanderbilt, and West Virginia.

"I went to the Florida State-Oklahoma game and the Georgia-South Carolina game," Crump said. "I'm not sure where I'll visit next.

"My father and I are trying to decide where we want to visit. I'm hoping to commit to a program with a favorable depth chart where I can get some early playing time. The atmosphere around the campus is something I consider. Also, how I interact with the other players and the coaches."

This season Crump has become the go-to guy for Nathan Peterman, who committed to Tennessee. They connected for two touchdowns against Nease (39, 5), three touchdowns against Ponte Vedra (26, 13, 8), a 64-yard touchdown against Menendez, one touchdown in the Englewood game, and two against Lee (83, 6). On the season Crump has 16 receptions for 388 yards and nine touchdowns.

"I think I'm playing more aggressively," said Crump on the season. "I'm running good routes and making strong runs after the catch. I've done pretty well so far, but my main goal, really my only goal, is to help the team win State."

The Bears have a talented group with Crump, Peterman, defensive lineman Korey Harris, a commimentt to West Virginia, and wide receiver Bobby Walker, a commitment to Troy.

This is his second year with the Bears after transferring from Madarin High School in Jacksonville during his sophomore year. It was after a big junior year at Bartram Trail that he began to see his recruiting stock shoot up.

"Definite this summer going to camps really helped," said Crump. "I got the offer from Wake Forest before spring practice. I've been talking to Coach (Tom) Elrod and Coach (Lonnie) Galloway. The thing that impresses me most about them is the quality of the education."

The Bears should face a formidable challenge when they face 4-1 Atlantic Coast on October 7th. They went 7-3 in 2010 losing their first round playoff game by one point to area rival St. Augustine, 16-15. Crump had 683 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns in 2010.

The Bartram Trail campus is in St. John's, Fla. The football field was chosen by the 2005 New England Patriots to use in preparation for Super Bowl XXXIX held in Jacksonville.

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