Nate Craig, Pasco WR (6-3, 200)
The latest: One of the state's top freshmen has landed offers from all of the state’s top three programs this week. Miami became the last of the big three to offer Craig a scholarship, Pirates assistant Chad Hatfield announced on Twitter. Later in the day, he added an offer from Wisconsin, Craig said in a text message. Hatfield also said that Pasco senior TE/DE RJ Scaife landed his first offer, from Bethune-Cookman.
Offers: Texas Tech, UMass, Ohio State, Mississippi State, Clemson, Tennessee, Rutgers, Vanderbilt, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Wisconsin
Last season: Craig had a standout freshman season at receiver and defensive back. He scored nine touchdowns (seven receiving) while averaging 17 yards per catch during Pasco’s run to the Class 5A elite eight. He also snared four interceptions.
They say: Most recruiting sites don’t rank or give stars for freshmen, but Craig is already being whispered as a potential five-star recruit and the state’s top prospect in 2016.
We say: Craig has the bloodlines – his older brother, Josh Johnson, was picked up by the Chargers as an undrafted free agent – size and athleticism to be an elite recruit. Don’t be surprised if he lands another dozen (or two) offers during the spring evaluation period. You can check out a highlight reel we made below.