Greg Miclisse is still looking for his first offer, but the 2014 Florida linebacker is hearing from plenty of schools already.
The 6-foot-1, 235-pounder from Bayside High School in Palm Bay, Fla., is receiving interest from schools like Florida, Florida State, Clemson, Tennessee, West Virginia, Vanderbilt, Duke, West Virginia, Rutgers, Cincinnati, Purdue and Indiana among others.
“Everything’s going good,” Miclisse said. “I’m just taking it one step at a time and waiting for everything to come to me.
“The schools that are showing me the most interest right now are Purdue, Tennessee, Louisiana-Lafayette, Florida, Rutgers and Kentucky. I talk to Rutgers, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Purdue, Tennessee, Mississippi State and Louisiana-Lafayette all of the time.”
Miclisse is excited that the recruiting process has started.
“To be hearing from big-time schools is just a blessing,” he said. “I just feel blessed and thank God for everything that he’s done for me.”
He’s hoping to take some unofficial visits this fall.
“I’m trying to get to games at Purdue, Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi State,” he said. “Notre Dame hasn’t called me, but I’ll be at their game in a heartbeat.”
Miclisse called Notre Dame his “dream school.”
“There’s too much to explain,” he said. “I grew up watching them. I just love Brian Kelly and the way he coaches. I like what he’s brought to the team. I like the program, 11 national championships, nobody can beat that.”
He is keeping his options open, but said an offer from the Irish would be hard to turn down.
“It would be a blessing,” he said. “I wouldn’t know what to do, that would be a dream come true.”
In four full games this season, Miclisse totaled 32 tackles, 14 behind the line of scrimmage, five sacks, four forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. College coaches have taken notice.
“They tell me that they like my film and they want to get me to one of their games,” he said. “They say they like my speed, strength, how fast I am off the ball and how I’m powerful at linebacker.”
Miclisse has an idea of how he’ll evaluate his options down the road.
“I’m looking for how the coaches treat me, the atmosphere and academics.”