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Mon. February 22, 2010 | Eduardo A. Encina

Plant City coach Jason Strunk believed Raiders junior tight end Jordan Prestwood would come home from this past weekend's Alabama junior day with a scholarship offer.

Prestwood did receive an offer, and he left with quite an impression of the Crimson Tide.

The 6-foot-6, 260-pound Prestwood met Alabama coach Nick Saban, who said how he liked his feet and speed as a tight end. Most schools are projecting Prestwood as a offensive tackle, but it appears Alabama is one of the growing number of schools that like him as a tight end.

"He said I really fit what they look for in tight ends," Prestwood told BamaOnline. "I have watched Alabama play a lot in the last few years and I know Coach Saban almost always has two tight ends on the field so Alabama is a really great place for guys at my position."

Prestwood said he plans to attend junior day at FSU next week and make a trip to Notre Dame to watch spring practice. He said he'd also like to return to Alabama once spring drills start.

"I don't want to call anyone a favorite right now but Alabama and Notre Dame are the two that have stood out to me the most so far," Prestwood told the Web site.

-- EDUARDO A. ENCINA (eencina@sptimes.com)

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