Deacons offer GA QB

Leesburg (GA) Lee County quarterback Stephen Collier picked up an offer from Wake Forest in the spring and now he's eyeing the calendar to set up a visit.

Wake Forest, Cincinnati and Toledo were the three most recent offers for the 6-4 quarterback, and Collier is most familiar with the Bearcats out of that trio. That's because he once lived near Cincinnati, and that could give the Big East school a nice advantage in at least one respect.

"I'm actually very familiar with Cincinnati because my mom used to work there. I used to live in Union, Kentucky, literally like 20 minutes from Cincinnati. I know a bunch of UC fans and I've been up there before watching state playoffs games and all that."

Collier isn't as knowledgeable about Wake Forest but that seems to be changing.

"I've spoken with Coach Elrod but I've got to get up there and go visit, go see the facilities so I know more about it. I know a little bit about the offense and how I would fit into it. They're really known for their spread and they're trying to continue with more of that. I could definitely see myself in that," he said.

"I think he said it's the smallest D-I school, but I'm not positive that's what he said word for word. That doesn't concern me. Wherever feels like home is home. If it's a big school, great. If it's a small school that's great."

Collier said he plans to visit Wake Forest, Cincinnati, Ohio State, Marshall and Middle Tennessee this summer.

Last year he passed for 1,800 yards and rushed for 500 more. His stats would have been better except he split time with a senior the first three games of the season. After winning the starting job mid-year his numbers started to improve.

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