The bar has been set for the
Winter Park trio of senior receiver Dvario Montgomery, junior quarterback Asiantii Woulard and junior safety Blake McClain.
All three visited the University of Tennessee last week and simply put, they were blown away.
“It was like super, super nice actually,” Woulard said. “I liked it a lot. I would really consider going there.”
Woulard usually speaks in a monotone, even-paced voice, but his vocals were peppered with enthusiasm as he talked about his trip to Knoxville.
“I don’t think UF, or anywhere else I have seen could compete on the same scale as that,” said Woulard, who has visited
Florida, USF and UCF. “Honestly, the area, the facilities … I don’t think really any other college can do better than that.”
Montgomery shared a similar enthusiasm, citing a strong tradition and facilities being his favorite parts of the trip.
“[It’s] the top facility wise,” said Montgomery, who was reached via
Facebook because he’s having phone problems. “It was great.”
McClain, who was the most enthusiastic about the trip to Knoxville before the trio left Orlando, wasn’t as impressed as his teammates by Tennessee’s current facilities, but he does like their plans to upgrade.
“Actually, the facilities, the ones that they have now weren’t that good, but they said they’re building a new one that’s going to be state of the art and I saw the movie they had about it and I really liked that,” McClain said.
The players were impressed by more than facilities though. They toured the town and the entire campus, got to look at Tennessee’s academic process and caught up with Central Florida Tennessee players
Tom Smith ( Apopka) and Marlin Lane ( Daytona Beach Mainland).
“I got there and was comfortable already,” Woulard said of spending time with the two local running backs. “We all hung out all night, it was fun.”
But what was the best part of the tour?
‘We got there and we had these girls show us around, so we went around the campus, the stadium, the locker room and all that kind of stuff … they just showed up and said they’d be taking us around, so that was good as well,” Woulard said. “They have a bunch of pretty girls up there.”
Woulard and McClain, who both already have an offer from USF, were both told by Volunteer coaches that Tennessee intends on offering them in September.