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Armwood S Hadley narrows college choices

With more than 30 scholarship offers, Armwood senior free safety Angelo Hadley picked his five finalists: Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Michigan and North Carolina.

Hadley said he plans to take official visits to each school. He made unofficial visits to Auburn, Florida and North Carolina this summer. Of that group, all but Florida have offered.

"The (Gators) told me they've got to come down and see me practice," Hadley said.

Though the 6-foot, 190-pound Hadley, rated the state's 90th-best player by Rivals.com, said he is comfortable with those five schools, the list is not necessarily set in stone. Southern Cal remains in the picture and could secure an official visit if he receives an offer.

Hadley's Armwood teammate Ryne Giddins, a prized defensive end recruit, has a USC offer and said last week he plans to take an official visit there this year.

Chiefs' Aycock will take his time

Highly recruited Chamberlain quarterback Dontae Aycock said this week that he will wait until after the high school season to make his college decision.

"Right now I'm just trying to wait it out a little bit," Aycock said.

Aycock, who has 18 scholarship offers, including heavyweights such as Georgia Tech, Arkansas, Louisville, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt and USF, said he will narrow his schools in the middle of the season and will wait to take official visits until the end of the high school season.

Chiefs coach Billy Turner said Aycock was a standout in the weight room this offseason, putting 10 to 12 pounds on his already sculpted frame to get up to about 215 pounds.

Carrollwood Day's stadium nearly ready

When Carrollwood Day School opens its inaugural season of 11-man football Sept. 5 at home against Leesburg First Academy, it will do so at a new facility. This summer, the school has built an on-campus stadium that is just about finished.

"The grass is being put down (Tuesday) and (Wednesday)," Patriots coach Lane McLaughlin said.

The stadium, which cost more than $200,000, will seat about 500, McLaughlin said. It will have stands on one side of the field and trees on the other. Behind the stands, fans will find a view of a lake that borders school property. CDS hopes to add a press box next fall.

"It's an Ivy League setting," McLaughlin said. "It should be ready in about two weeks."

Armwood S Hadley narrows college choices 08/13/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 9:46pm]
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