November 14, 2006

Florida junior is one to watch

Jumbo athlete Earl Okine of Gainesville (Fla.) High could be a prospect to watch for the Class of 2008 in the Sunshine State.

The 6-foot-6, 230-pounder projects as a pass-rushing defensive end or a tight end at the collegiate level and has drawn loads of early interest, according to Gainesville head coach Eddy Moore.

"He went to the Gainesville NIKE Camp last year and was impressive, so he's been getting a lot of attention from a number of schools," Moore said. "South Carolina, Alabama, Auburn, Indiana, N.C. State and Ole Miss are some of the schools that have been in contact with him."

According to Moore, Okine has tons of upside.

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