HIGH SCHOOL NOTEBOOK
Plenty of area talent remaining
Published: Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 12:56 a.m.
Football's National Signing Day is just six days away, and I'm about to go crazy asking all these kids, coaches and parents about college.
The following local high school football players have made college commitments:
But with the kind of senior class the area has this year, those phone calls and sit-downs are a very necessary part of the job.
Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to be one of those Internet goofballs creating rumors and thus, giving themselves the power to cause temporary heart tremors for fans all the way from Coral Gables to Tallahassee, reaching all points in between.
Ethics won't allow me to tell you Hawthorne's Cornelius Ingram will be attending Florida State because the football and basketball standout also wants to add baseball to his resume and the Seminoles are the only ones OK with that.
That would be a lie (and also would have the Gator Nation furious with Pat McMahon).
However, I can speculate on where some of the area's top remaining uncommitteds might land. So, here goes:
I've talked to Ingram many times about recruiting and he's always been polite with answers to questions he probably gets asked hundreds of times daily. And looking at his face, you can tell he is torn, but also feels whatever decision he makes is a can't-lose. My guess is Florida, but nothing would surprise me.
Now, let's get signing day over before I'm committed.
John Patton is The Sun's high school sports editor. You can reach him by calling 374-5074 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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