Flores wide open, looking for offers

Connecticut TE/DE is watching five schools closely

Brandon Flores just wants to play. He does not mind what position. He is not concerned with where. The Enfield, Conn., (Fermi High School) product just wants an opportunity.

Flores, who could play tight end or defensive end in college, has yet to receive a scholarship offer but has five favorites in mind: Connecticut, Wisconsin, Purdue, Notre Dame and Maryland.

"But who knows? You could call me in a couple weeks and it might be somebody else…because I'm not cutting any options out," Flores said. "I'm talking to little schools, everybody. I'm keeping my options open."

Flores has also been keeping in touch with Colorado and defending Division I-AA champion Delaware.

"If a Division II or a Division I-AA or whoever…feels that I'm good enough to go play for them and earn a scholarship than I'm ready to go play," Flores said.

That said, Flores admitted a best-case scenario has him making the 20-minute drive to Connecticut. He mentioned Wisconsin a moment later.

"I'd really like to go to UConn because it's my state school," Flores said. "I'd also really like to play for Wisconsin."

Purdue, Wisconsin, Maryland and Connecticut all want to evaluate Flores at both tight and defensive end, while the Irish are looking at him as a tight end.

"It doesn't bother me," Flores said. "I just want to play football."

Flores said Wisconsin, Connecticut and Purdue were recruiting him more actively than Maryland and Notre Dame.

"I'm still very interested but those are the kind of schools that you have to kind of keep up yourself; call them a lot and leave messages and send them tapes," Flores said. "Some schools will call you and some will just say that they're interested and see if you're going to stay interested in them."

Fermi finished 1-8-1 this season, winning for the first time all year on Thanksgiving day, a 14-12 decision over rival Enfield.

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