Gators, Seminoles coaches visit Ryan Sousa at Lake Nona

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    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/blogs/recruiting/os-gators-seminoles-pay-visit-to-ryan-sousa-lake-nona-20130523,0,2221326.post

    UF's Joke Phillips, FSU's Rick Trickett were on campus Wednesday to meet talented 2014 Lake Nona receiver

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    Gators, Seminoles coaches visit Ryan Sousa at Lake Nona

    Word spreads fast these days in the world of college football recruiting.

    It certainly has in the case of Orlando Lake Nona 2014 wide receiver Ryan Sousa, who gained his 28th offer from Georgia State on Thursday. He also had a pair of high-profile visitors on campus Wednesday.

    Florida wide receivers coach Joker Phillips and Florida State offensive line coach Rick Trickett both stopped by to say hi to the talented receiver, whose film from last week’s spring-game performance is making the rounds.

    Sousa put on a big-time show in front of close to 30 college recruiters during the Lions spring win over Orlando First Academy. He scored three touchdowns, one an impressive catch-and-run of about 70 yards, and still another 60-plus TD that was called back. The after effects have been quite positive for the 6-foot-1, 180-pound rising senior.

    Paradiso must have put quite a marketing project together from that spring game, with more coaches flocking in to see what the Sousa Buzz is all about. Neither Phillips or Trickett offered a scholarship, but there could be one from both in the future. The Gators and Seminoles are expected to sign at least two if not three receivers to their respective 2014 recruiting classes.

    “They both talked about how they like my highlight film and what a great fit I would be for their program, and that’s about it,” Sousa said of Phillips and Trickett.

    College coaches can visit campus and be introduced to players, but that’s the limit during the NCAA’s current period of personal-visit recruiting regulations.

    “They both said they want me to come to camp and that they might offer if they like what they see on camp day,” Sousa said.

    He didn’t figure what he did last Thursday (May 23) was anything special, since the talented receiver did the same thing quite a bit last season in raking up 1,601 yards on 92 receptions. He had 21 TDs.
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    Lake Nona quarterback Tucker Israel and wide receiver Ryan Sousa, shown here at the January Under Armour National Combine in St. Petersburg, are expecting big things next season. (PHELAN EBENHACK/FOR THE SENTINEL / March 6, 2013)



    Big things expected out of Lake Nona WR Ryan Sousa

    Ryan Sousa caught 92 passes last season. He had 21 touchdowns. He accounted for 1,601 yards.

    Those are scary numbers as we head into the 2013 football season, because he bigger, faster and stronger than last year, the Orlando Lake Nona wide receiver's junior season.

    Look for the records to come crashing down.

    Sousa, the No. 9-ranked player in the Sentinel's 2014 Central Florida Super60, was in solid form this past weekend at a pair of offseason events put on by Step It Up Camps and National Underclassmen Combines.

    He was easily the class of the bunch at Saturday’s Step It Up Combine in Orlando, earning the overall MVP honor, as well as the event's Fastest Man award for the 4.44-second, wind-aided 40-yard dash time he posted. Sousa is fast, but probably not THAT fast. A howling wind at their backs helped pick up the pace for all participants.

    Sousa also enjoyed the familiarity of his teammate and Air Nona partner in quarterback Tucker Israel, who was also on hand. Israel, a 2015 prospect, won the QB MVP honor, and looked impressive even throwing against those gusting winds.

    Then, on Sunday, Sousa was one of the top receivers at the talent-loaded NUC Five-Star Showcase in Kissimmee. He was edged out for MVP honors by fellow Orlando receiver Roderick Proctor of Dr. Phillips.

    Nona was 7-3 last season (counting bowl game), falling an inch away from winning the district title that was thwarted by a controversial Bishop Moore goal-line stand.

    This season, Lake Nona moves into Class 7A and has been placed into seven-team District 6, which is all Osceola schools with the exception of Lake Nona. Only two of those schools had winning records in 2012 – Osceola, a state semifinalist at 13-1, and Gateway (7-4, counting bowl game).
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    He performed well at camp Tuesday but UF did not offer and ask him to show up at FNL.

    FSU did offer him today
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    well that didnt take long he committed to FSU
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    Damn that was quick...

    Thanks for the heads up AZ
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    This kid is way underrated, why didn't Joker offer him?
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    I'm really surprised we got no commitments from the camps this past week... We just "lead" which doesn't mean anything
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    Doesn't mean anything??? Are you serious? We made major strides with a number of major prospects. Just because everyone else is landing a bunch of 3*(fsu, Tennessee, Kentucky) at their camps doesn't mean we have to. We're just being selective which is ok. We'll get ours just be patient
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    No kidding. Raekwon McMillan has been (I guess still is) a heavy OSU lean all year, but now there's a chance we'll get his final official visit at the FSU game? What more can you ask for from an elite linebacker? Not to mention huge moves with some of the JUCO linemen.

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