2011 DE Ray Drew says he's taking a break from the recruiting scene while at the US Army All…
USAAAB: Drew Keeping it Close to the Vest
A fellow media member called Ray Drew the most difficult prospect to read today. Drew smiled and said he takes great pride in that. Soon though, everyone will know where the four star defensive end is headed, but there is much left to determine, including his remaining official visits. "I will have two more official visits after this game," he said. "I have one set to Clemson. I don't even know if I'll be able to take my fifth one because my January is so jam packed. I'd probably have to move some stuff around." Drew has taken official visits to Georgia, Auburn and LSU, and says if he can take a last official, it will likely be to Tennessee or Florida. With many options on the table, the 6'6, 248-lb Drew is carefully sifting through schools. In the end, he says it comes down several factors that he has deemed most important for a school to have. "Basically coming down to making my final decision come down to three things. Athletics is going to take care of itself. First off, I would say academics. Will I get the kind of degree strength I would have coming out of football career. Number two, how comfortable I feel there. If I wasn't being recruited by the football team, if I was just going there as a normal student, would I feel comfortable there? Do I like the people there and the campus? The last thing is playing time. A lot of people say playing time isn't really a factor in process, but to me, if you love football the way you say you do, you'd rather be on the field than on the sideline any day." Scout then asked Drew to recap each of his official visits he has taken, and he responded with the following: GEORGIA: "I would say, the closeness that the players have with each other (stood out). I went up for the weekend and the way they accepted everyone was great. There wasn't really any hostility like you see at some different places. It was calm basically. Athens is a great location. It's maybe an hour away from Atlanta, so if you want a big city feel, you'll be right there and you'll be back home in a few minutes. Location and the staff they have there are great." AUBURN: The word family is the word that's overused the most in college football, but over at Auburn, you actually see it. A lot of people that have gone to Auburn can back that, where at other places they might say we're brothers here, but you can see that at Auburn and get that family feel." LSU: "LSU is a very unique place. Coach Miles is a very unique coach. With LSU being the only state university there, well you have Tulane there and other schools not far from it, but the only major university there, the majority of people are LSU fans, where if you're in Georgia, you have Georgia and Georgia Tech, so it's somewhat divided, but at LSU, it's all about LSU. The fans there are crazy. The game day atmosphere is outrageous and I got a chance to go over for the Tennessee game where they thought Tennessee won and they had too many men on the field. That was the craziest game I had ever been to. I had never seen a game end the way that one ended."
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