Busy Month For FL DB

While most rising senior prospects have scheduled a handful of events to attend this summer, one of Florida's finest safeties is taking his summer tour to an entirely different level.

Zeke Motta holds approximately 30 scholarship offers and does not appear ready to narrow things down any time soon. That's why he's embarking on a whirlwind tour of camps that won't leave him much free time in the month of June.

"The whole month of June is pretty much packed," Motta reported recently. "After an all-star training camp on Thursday that lasts through the weekend we're going to Clemson for a one-day camp there. From there we're stopping by Wake Forest on the way back to Auburn for a camp there.

"After Auburn we're going to shoot over to Florida and do a camp there. From Florida we're going to Stanford, Notre Dame and Boston College. I think we're going to have some other camps or schools we're going to try to visit as well."

With so many schools in the picture it would be premature to speculate on where Motta may be leaning. But one thing is for certain and should come as good news to Wake Forest fans - the Deacons are definitely in the picture.

"I like that they have a good football team and really good academics," Motta said of Wake. "Their school is only like 4,000 (students) or so, so it's a small school. It's got good football and they were the ACC champions (in 2006), so obviously they have something going."

Motta also said location will not factor into his decision. With Wake Forest's big haul from the Sunshine state last year, the coaching staff is intent on continuing to build pipelines to the talent-rich state. Most college coaches are recruiting Motta as a safety or outside linebacker.

Last season at Vero Beach High School, the 6-3, 210 pound junior recorded 152 total tackles, six blocked kicks, four forced fumbles, an interception and a fumble recovery.

In addition to Wake Forest, Motta holds offers from programs such as Florida State, Auburn, Wisconsin, Boston College, Stanford, Northwestern and dozens of others.


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