ORLANDO, Fla. — It’s safe to say Trey Blount will probably play his college ball in the SEC.
The four-star wide receiver holds 20 reported offers, and half of them are from SEC programs.
Florida, LSU and Mississippi State have offered Blount within the past week. He visited the Gators last Friday.
“The campus was so beautiful,” Blount said of UF on Sunday at The Opening Regionals in Orlando, Fla. “I always wanted an offer from Florida, so that was just a blessing. They were impressed with my size, speed and catching ability. They would love to have me on campus. I got to talk to Coach (Doug) Nussmeier face-to-face, and he just loves what I can bring to the offense. He sees me playing outside receiver and stretching the field for him.”
Blount also elaborated on his interest in both Mississippi State and LSU.
“I don’t know much about Mississippi State, but it’s a great school,” Blount said. “The direction coach (Dan) Mullen is taking the program is definitely headed up quickly. LSU, I got that offer from Dameyune Craig, the new receivers coach. He was one of the reasons I really liked Auburn, and now my interest in LSU is very high.”
Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina have all been in the mix since last year for the 6-foot-3, 195-pounder from Pace Academy in Powder Springs, Ga. But at this time, Blount said Auburn, Florida and Tennessee are the three SEC schools recruiting him the hardest.
“I like how I would fit in their offense,” Blount said of Auburn. “They run a spread with coach Rhett Lashlee, the offensive coordinator. He told me he sees me being a playmaker for them on the outside and in the slot.
“I just love the tradition of the Vols and the way coach (Butch) Jones has changed the program. Coach (Zach) Azzanni develops wide receives to get to the next level, and that’s my ultimate goal.”
Blount added that Notre Dame is another school heavily pursuing him. He initially hoped to reach an early decision, but those plans have changed.
“I wanted to make one before the spring, but all these great universities have been coming into contact with me,” Blount said. “Now I may wait until the summer, maybe even the fall. I’m still wide open.”