The mail keeps on piling up for James Wilder, the Tampa Plant High linebacker and running back who some believe to be the top prospect in the class of 2011.
The mail comes to Wilder's house. It fills up his locker at school. In all, Wilder said he has more than 90 scholarship offers.
"That's pretty awesome," Wilder said, smiling. "I don't even think I know that many schools that I could just name off."
Along with some of his teammates, including touted quarterback Phillip Ely, Wilder traveled to Tallahassee this past weekend, when Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher hosted a camp on campus. During his trip, Wilder said he had an opportunity to meet with Florida State running backs coach Eddie Gran.
"We went over a lot of offensive things I'll be running if I came here -- blocking schemes and passing schemes," Wilder said. "Got to talk to coach Gran a lot about that. And watched some video. So I'm pretty comfortable with that."
Wilder, the No. 1-ranked player in the state in the Sentinel's Florida Top 100 by Bill Buchalter, said Florida State "fits pretty good" into his recruiting picture right now. He said he is impressed by Gran's record of coaching running backs who have been successful in the NFL.
"He knows how to get you to the next level -- he coached Ronnie Brown Cadillac Williams (at Auburn)," Wilder said. "So that would be a nice experience to get coached by him."
Wilder has narrowed his list according to GatorCountry.com to Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Miami, South Carolina, Tennessee and USC. Some insiders say he's 90 percent Gators, but stay tuned.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times