June 1, 2012
Keeping up with Avant
Miramar (Fla.) wide receiver Sean Avant hopes to choose a school by the beginning of the state playoffs, but he may wait till National Signing Day in February.
"Right now recruiting is going good," Avant said. "I have a lot of teams looking at me, and I have eight offers [seven FBS teams and one FCS team]."
"I'm not going to put anybody over anybody. I don't play the name; I play the game. Everybody at D-I football has a good team, so I won't put nobody over anybody. Bowling Green and FIU have given me the most love. A lot of teams have offered me, but I think those teams have given me the most love."
Lonnie Galloway is recruiting Avant for the Demon Deacons.
Avant said Galloway was supposed to come down to Miramar this spring, but was unable to make the trip. He plans to call Galloway this weekend.
The 6-foot, 175-pounder hopes to visit Wake this summer or fall.
Boston College, Bowling Green, Central Florida, FIU, Marshall, Mississippi State and Temple have visited Avant.
He is going to visit Bowling Green Thursday, June 14, and plans to camp at FIU in July.
"I talked with the Marshall coach," Avant said. "[I] had a good conversation with him. He came to the school, and UCF as well came to the school. I talked to Coach Mo [Allen Mogridge] the recruiting coach."
Avant, who is rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, knows he will be Miramar's go-to-target after Miami (Fla.) signee Malcom Lewis and West Virginia signee Devonte Mathis have departed. The Sunshine State prospect will see time on the outside and at the slot.
"It's going have to be a leadership role," Avant said. "I mean it doesn't have to be, but that's the role I'm going to take. That's the role I'm taking now. I'm the next receiver up. You can't live in the past. I get everybody together. I tell them [young receivers] the routes, the combo calls. As a leader you just have to lead by example. That's what I do. I'm not special. I'm just taking a role that I have to take."
Avant caught 32 passes for 501 yards in Miramar's run to the state championship game, helping it finish with a 13-1 record.
His strengths are his hands and route-running, which will be advantageous to him, especially at the collegiate level.
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