Georgia QB Still Wide Open

Georgia QB Still Wide Open

Kentucky is in need of a quarterback in the class of 2008. Among the first to garner an offer from the Wildcats was Columbus (Ga.) product Deron Furr. Get the latest on this Peach State athlete.

Sporting offers from South Carolina, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Duke, Indiana and Tulane, Columbus (Ga.) Carver high school standout Deron Furr isn't ready to narrow his list, just yet.

"All of the ones that have offered are recruiting me the hardest," Furr said. "I am looking at them all and I like them all the same right now. I don't want to get anyones hopes up, right now. I'd rather wait and see before I say anything.

Recently, the Georgia native has been receiving some newfound interest from several Top 10 programs from a year ago, in addition to the schools he's already gotten scholarships from.

"Miami (Fla.), Florida, Louisville and Ohio State have been in touch with me lately," Furr confirmed. "They are coming into the picture and recruiting me harder."

The Wildcats were one of the first to offer Furr as a rising junior in the spring. Additionally, the coaching staff offered his talented teammate, wide receiver Jarmon Fortson.

"I like Kentucky, alot," Furr said. "My cousin plays for Kentucky. I know people that played for Kentucky. I got family that still live in Kentucky and are telling me to come up there and play. I like them alot, but like I said, I like all the schools that are recruiting me."

"Having my cousin there is big because he has hands on experience and can tell me what it's really like."

The 6-foot-2, 205 pound athlete, threw for over 1,300 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior, but additionally rushed for another 730 yards and 12 touchdowns. According to Furr, schools are "about even" when it comes to recruiting him as an athlete or a quarterback.

"I'm a good runner," Furr concluded. "I run the ball well, but I can throw well, too. I would like to work on my throwing more this season. I used to play running back before I played quarterback, so I've always been good at running. They switched me to quarterback my sophomore year."

So does the Peach State standout have a preference as to what position he plays at the next level?

"I just wanna get on the field the quickest," Furr detailed. "I'll start narrowing my list when we get closer to school starting. I will make my list shorter and shorter from there."

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