Varsity Preps

2014 DT Edgar Cerenord Talks Offers, Decision Date

2014 DT Edgar Cerenord (6’2, 290) of American Heritage Plantation in Florida has offers from Arkansas, Tennessee, Rutgers, Cincinnati, Wake Forest, Duke, Memphis, Purdue, USF, and UCF among several others.

The talented big man talked about his recent Tennessee offer. “That offer was big for me. I visited and camped there a couple of weeks ago. I liked their campus, stadium, and facilities. I feel like UT has a good, close coaching staff and they have a nice atmosphere in Knoxville.”

A pair of ACC programs are in good standing with Cerenord. “Duke and Wake Forest are great academic schools and they also have good facilities. Duke is increasing the quality of their facilities, so I feel it’s an up and coming program.”

He plans to visit the Hogs in Fayetteville. “I haven’t had a chance to visit Arkansas yet, but I’m looking forward to getting up there and seeing what they have to offer.”

Cerenord told Varsity Preps he recently camped at Florida. “I attended the Friday Night Lights camp at UF and I feel I performed very well, but didn’t get much feedback from the staff after camp was over.”

The American Heritage standout said it looks likely he’ll leave the state of Florida to continue his football career. “I haven’t heard from FSU as much since Eddie Gran took a job at Cincinnati, which is why I have an offer from UC. I still get mail, but nothing serious,” he shared. “Miami sends mail, but it’s like FSU, nothing serious, so it appears I’ll be leaving Florida.”

The No. 1 factor for Cerenord will be finding the right fit for him. “I want to feel wanted and be in a program that fits my abilities.”

A program’s coaching staff will also be influential in his decision. “It’s important, but not as important as what I mentioned before. Coaches can switch jobs quickly or leave for a better position anytime. My feeling is I’ll choose a school I love and where it feels comfortable.”

Having the chance to earn early playing time in the right situation would be meaningful for Cerenord. “I want to be ready and prepared, and I don’t want to get thrown into the wrong fire,” he stated. “It would be nice to be able to show what I’m capable of early, but as long as I’m dominating and doing everything I need to do to get to the next level, but it doesn’t really matter much which program I attend, the NFL scouts will find me.”

Cerenord will tentatively release a Top 5 next week, with a decision coming around midyear or shortly after. Varsity Preps will have the latest developments in his recruitment.

— Michael Bradley



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