FAU expecting more than 100 high school players to visit on Junior Day
FAU football will spend Saturday showing off its new offensive and defensive attitudes at this year's spring game. The Owls hope that some of the most interested people are local high school football players.
Approximately 125 high school juniors are expected to spend Saturday on campus learning everything there is to know about FAU football.
“We want to showcase our stadium. We want to showcase our new offense, our new defense. We want to showcase that we are playing at night,” FAU recruiting coordinator Jeff Sims (photo) said.
The Owls are expecting potential recruits to start showing up on campus at 1 p.m. In the hours leading up to the 6 p.m. spring game kickoff they will meet with Sims and coach Carl Pelini.
After spending about a half hour with the coach that would be their position coach at FAU, the players will receive presentations about the Owls' academics, sports medicine, and strength and conditioning programs.
They will then be given a complete tour of campus before getting a little time to explore the stadium and grounds prior to the game.
“We really feel like Florida Atlantic is going to be cool,” Sims said. “Beautiful weather. Beautiful stadium. Tempo offense. One of the best defenses in the country. There's no reason that this (program) shouldn't be exciting.”
The players in attendance should be predominantly from South Florida, including a contingent from reigning Class 5A state champion Miami-Norland.
“Hopefully we can start a pipeline,” Norland coach Daryl Heidelburg said. “We can keep some of our kids home and help elevate (FAU's) program too.”
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