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As is normally the case, high school football players across the country are trying their best to be seen by college football coaches on the recruiting trail. However, the coronavirus pandemic has caused in-person recruiting to be shut down, taking away their chances to be seen by coaches at summer camps as well as visiting campuses of prospective schools. The Sumter Item met with football players from Sumter, Lakewood and Crestwood to see how they've maneuvered through this process.
JUSTUS BOONE - SUMTER SENIOR DEFENSIVE LINEMAN
NOTEWORTHY OFFERS: Committed to Florida
What it would mean if you were not able to play high school football this season?
That's kind of a tough position because I'm supposed to be leaving for school in January (after early graduation). So if they push it back any further, I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I want the opportunity to play early (in college), but at the same time I want to play my senior year.
Have you made the decision if they push high school football back to the spring if you're going to stay or leave?
No sir, I haven't.
Has the coronavirus affected your recruiting process?
No, I just handle what I can handle and control what I can control.
Are you still open to the possibility of changing your commitment, and how do you rate your commitment to Florida?
It's kind of the same to me. I don't want to say I'm open, but I'm always open for suggestion. It's not just a decision for myself, but it's one for me and my family. I'm always considering there could be a change of heart for anybody; I'm always considering what anybody says.
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