September 9, 2010

Rivals100 running back close to narrowing list

Andrew Buie doesn't have a leader and is still giving consideration to every program that is recruiting him diligently.

However, the Rivals100 athlete from Jacksonville (Trinity Christian), Fla., has begun to notice which schools appear to truly want and need him the most.

One of those programs, Buie said Wednesday night, is Ole Miss, and the nation's No. 10-ranked running back is certainly interested in what the Rebels are saying.

"I hear from them very often," Buie said. "I hear from them a lot, actually. Actually, (Ole Miss wide receivers) Coach (Ron) Dickerson (Jr.) is one of my top recruiters, if not the top recruiter.

"I like the way they play, their coaching staff and all of that kind of stuff. I feel like I'd fit into any kind of offense. I just want to see how they act and that kind of stuff. I could see myself in (Ole Miss') style of offense."

Buie, a 5-foot-9, 188-pounder with 4.5-second speed in the 40-yard dash, is off to a great start to his senior season. Trinity Christian is 1-0 entering Friday's game against Baker County, thanks in large part to Buie's strong performance _ 135 yards and two touchdowns rushing and a passing touchdown _ in the season opener.

Buie, who has at least 15 offers, has consistently listed Ole Miss, Auburn, Louisville, Tennessee and South Carolina as programs that have most piqued his interest. He said he's hoping to schedule official visits soon, though none have been lined up yet.

"The coaches I've been talking to I've asked if I could get a schedule to see when I could get in there," Buie said. "I'm still very open and I'm still looking at everybody who is recruiting me hard. I want to get it narrowed down so I can get focused on what I need to get done."

Buie, ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 94 prospect in the country and the No. 19 ranked prospect in the talent-laden Sunshine State, said he will make a college "whenever it feels right. I have no time limit or no timeline. …Distance is not going to matter. I have to go where I have to go. I just have to play ball."

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