April 20, 2006

South Carolina offers Florida CB

Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade-Madonna cornerback Akeem Auguste is currently focused on six schools, four of which have offered him a scholarship.

"I like Miami, Florida, Ole Miss, Auburn, South Carolina and Virginia," the 5-foot-11, 175-pound Auguste said. "All of them have offered me except Miami and Florida."

Auguste, who picked off seven passes as a junior, attended Miami's junior day earlier this spring and plans a trip to Florida this weekend.

"I like how Miami is close to home and the environment there," he said. "They also have two players from my high school already there. I'm going to Florida's spring game this weekend. They've shown a lot of interest in me, and it seems like a good environment up there, too."

South Carolina is the latest school to offer Auguste, who runs the 40-yard dash in 4.45 seconds.

"They told me they think I can be an impact player there, and I like the sound of that because I don't want to redshirt no matter where I go. Robert Gillespie is recruiting me for them, and I remember him from when he played at UF (Florida)."

Two SEC schools round out the list of schools Auguste commented on.

"Ole Miss was the first school to offer me, and they've said there's definitely a chance for me to play right away there. Auburn is the only school that has offered me and four of my teammates, so they're serious about that package deal."

Auguste, who also returned two punts and two kicks for touchdowns as a junior, will base his decision on three primary aspects of each school.

"I want to be in a city environment so I'm not stuck somewhere with nothing to do. I also want to get a good education majoring in either criminal justice or business. The last thing is just a chance to make an immediate impact on the program."

No teams currently stand out to Auguste.

"They're all equal to me. I don't have any kind of favorites yet."

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