May 22, 2006

Will Tampa's Top Prep Stay Home this Time?

Gainesville - Last year, Stephen Garcia got the chance to sit and watch as his Jefferson High teammate, Daron Rose, was engulfed by the recruiting wave that comes with being considered a top prospect.

It helped prepare Garcia for a turn in the spotlight this season that has already included almost round-the-clock attention from recruiters and even his own online blog at the Tampa Tribune. That heat was just as intense on Saturday afternoon at the Gainesville NIKE camp, particularly from representatives of the school that looks to be the early frontrunner for the talented quarterback's services.

In addition to South Carolina, Garcia said he expects to make several campus visits before the summer is over, with Louisville, Auburn and LSU the most likely destinations.


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