Recruiting Blitz: McQuay vs Gibson, Autographs, Michigan on Scott and Campbell, McBride splitting I-4 and more

So who is recruiting East Lake’s 2014 WR Artavis Scott and 2015 ATH George Campbell the hardest? 2014 Michigan commit, Mason Cole or current UCF QB and former teammate Pete Dinovo? “Definitely me! I have the upper hand cause I see them everyday. They’ve taken trips to Michigan with me and I feel they’er slowly starting to realize that The University Of Michigan is special.” – Mason Cole, East Lake 2014 OT

Montel McBride, Plant City OG at Bull in the Ring
Montel McBride, Plant City OG at Bull in the Ring

Most impressive college campus you have visited so far? “Well the best looking campus I’ve been to was Central Florida. But most impressive team and coaches, I think that South Florida has had the closest team.” – Montel McBride, Plant City 2014 OG

Most impressive college prospect you have seen this off season? “Artavis Scott (East Lake, 2014 WR). He’s explosive off the ball, good routes and good hands.” – Mike Johnson, Countryside 2014 CB

What can we expect from your little brother this spring and what does he need to improve on to possibly be a better prospect than you were? “Expect him to be explosive and quick using his strength and power to get in the backfield. He [Andrew Ivie, Pasco 2015 DT] needs to improve on his footwork and quickness due to his injury. But he has all the potential in the world to be better then me.” – Joey Ivie, Pasco 2013 DT and current Florida Gator DT

Most difficult part of the recruiting process as a parent? “Believing how long the coaches recruiting your kid is gonna be at the institution. And wondering if the interest is there for need or popularity.” – Leon McQuay, father of Leon McQuay III, Armwood 2013 S and current Southern California Trojan

“Is keeping your child focused and making sure he stays on task.” – Vader Green, Father of Ryan Green, St. Petersburg Catholic 2013 RB and Florida State signee

Craziest thing your family has experienced through the recruiting process? “The craziest thing would be when the school fans send your child cards in the mail asking for autographs.” – Vader Green, Father of Ryan Green, St. Petersburg Catholic 2013 RB and Florida State signee

What can we expect from you this May (Spring football)? “You can expect a faster, quicker, stronger and smarter player . Β I have big expectations and I am ready to prove my self that I can take on my expectations.” – Devonte Bing, King 2014 RB

“In the spring I’ll be working hard with my therapist & personal trainer to rehab my knee from a small meniscus tear. I’m making great progress and I’m looking forward to being released around the middle of may. I cant wait to back on the field and showcase my off season work.” – Justin Edwards, Tampa Bay Tech., 2014 DT/OG

Do you feel any pressure as a top recruit have played along side of Leon McQuay last season and people expecting you to be as good or better this season? Β “I don’t feel any pressure because football is what I’ve been doing all my life and as long as I keep working hard, I feel I can reach the expectations or even pass them.” – Kyle Gibson, Armwood 2014 S

What kind of recruiting mail is your son starting to receive and what are his goals for the spring? “Florida, Miami, Georgia, Oklahoma, Alabama, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Penn State and Notre Dame. Goals are to ‘Get Better’.” JohnΒ Fruhmorgen, father of Jake Fruhmorgen, Plant 2015 OT