August 31, 2010

Tide in top two for 2012 TE

Citra (FL) North Marion tight end Sean Price has hauled in over a dozen scholarship offers before the start of his junior season, a feat that the 6-foot-4, 216-pound star attributes to the fact that in addition to playing tight end, he is capable of serving a number of different roles for the team.

"Our first game is this week and we're all ready to go," said Price. "Along with playing tight end and receiver I'm also playing defensive end and kicker so it's going to be a lot of work but I'm looking forward to the challenge."

"I feel like college coaches really like to see a player who can adapt and do different things depending on the situation. I feel like I'm a pretty good blocker but I'm also athletic enough that you can flex me out as a receiver so I'm kind of a hybrid-type player. I think the fact that you can use me different ways in a game plan makes me appealing to coaches at lots of different schools with different styles of offense."

Price has excelled in the classroom in his first two seasons at North Marion and feels that his strong academic standing could help land him a spot in the college program of his choosing.

"Everything in the classroom is in great shape for me right now and I'm focused on continuing to work hard there. Graduating in December of my senior year is definitely something I've thought about and would consider doing because it could give me a huge leg up going into college."

So far in the recruiting process, two programs have stood out above the rest and Price said he plans on visiting both this fall for games.

"I would say that Florida and Alabama stand out right now even though I'm not really ready to eliminate anybody yet. Both of them are winners and they know how to help their players be successful during and after college. Watching those two teams I also think they are very good at motivating their players and doing everything with a lot of energy and excitement. The intensity they play with is just not like what you see with most teams. I'm definitely going to try to make it to games at both schools this fall at some point and get a chance to see them play in person and check out the environment in the stadium."

Meanwhile, Price is focused on his junior season and said he hopes his leadership skills give him an opportunity to improve the play of his entire team and not just himsef.

"I would say my speed has definitely improved in the offseason but I've also been working on my route running as well. As far as leadership goes, I feel like I've made a lot of progress there as well. I've been a lot more vocal with my teammates this preseason and I really try to keep everybody motivated and focused on what we need to do to get better."

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