Nico Flores is one of the top quarterback prospects in south Florida this year and the North Miami…
The Grand Floridian
Nico Flores "We're doing good," said Flores of his team's play the first two weeks. "We had a rough one last week (a 35-20 upset loss to Killian), so we are 1-1. North Miami is who we are playing this week. It doesn't matter who it is, I just want to play." Nico, the son of a Jamaican immigrant, believes he has the intangibles to go along with the physical skills to succeed at the next level. "I think I am a pretty balanced player," said Flores. "I can step up in the pocket and throw a pass or I can run with it. I am a real patient runner. I am trying to be a leader to my teammates. I am always trying to help them be their best. I try to keep our heads up when things go wrong." The Dade County All-Star is unsure of his total offer count, but to say his phone has been ringing a lot would be an understatement. "I am getting calls from Colorado, Western Michigan, UCF, Boston College, FIU, Mississippi State, South Carolina and a few more," said Nico. "They all tell me they are interested in recruiting me and they want me to come visit." A post season decision appears to be the plan for Flores. He has not begun to narrow the field, but he has a rough outline of the type of situation he is looking for. "The first thing for me is going to be education," said the 6-2, 175 pounder. "I want to feel real comfortable with the coaches. One of the big things for me is that I want to go somewhere I can make a difference." Nico denies a leader, but he believes a quartet of schools is making him a priority for their class. "I feel like FIU, UCF, Mississippi State and Western Michigan are all real interested," said Flores. "I like all of those schools. They all have a real good chance of getting me. I want to go somewhere I can get some early playing time, immediate if possible. I just want to get on that field." Nico has not scheduled any of his official visits at this time.
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