Miami Jackson QB Quinton Flowers to visit Bama, Auburn

Miami Jackson dual-threat quarterback Quinton Flowers plans on taking unofficial visits to Auburn and Alabama this weekend.

Flowers is being recruited by the national champion Crimson Tide as a wide receiver, whereas the other schools in his top five — South Florida, Auburn, Tennessee and Marshall — are recruiting him to play his natural position.

Flowers said USF, Marshall and Tennessee have shown the most interest of late, adding the Bulls have not wavered since Flowers orally committed to USF on June 14 only to retract his pledge the next day.

Although Alabama might sit atop Flowers’ list, switching to another position is not an option for the 6-0, 200-pound prospect who lives with his uncle’s family because both of his parents are deceased.

“To tell you the truth, I don’t want to play receiver,” Flowers said. “The last thing my mom saw me do was play quarterback. That was the last thing she saw me do.”


• Fort Lauderdale University School defensive end Richard Yeargin III was one of several Suns to visit UF last week.

His father, Richard Yeargin Sr., enjoyed the trip, saying UF is “a school with a good football history, good academics. It’s in Florida and that’s always a plus because we’re in Florida. All those things are positive.”

Running back Jordan Scarlett, wide receiver Sam Bruce, and cornerbacks Quincy Wilson and Rashard Causey also represented University School at Friday Night Lights. Causey and Bruce joined their aforementioned teammates by claiming offers from the Florida coaching staff after the event.

• Hialeah American safety Andrew Soroh orally committed to FIU on Wednesday night, becoming the 13th player to commit to Ron Turner’s first recruiting class as Panthers coach.

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