‘No one throws my way’: Alabama, Florida, LSU on list for 5-star CB Patrick Surtain Jr.

Patrick Surtain Jr.

Five-star cornerback Patrick Surtain Jr. already has more than 30 offers, but his recruiting process is just beginning.

“I’m still waiting to commit,” Surtain told GN. “I do have a couple schools in mind — LSU, Alabama, Florida, Clemson, Florida State and Ohio State. Those are the top schools I favor.”

Surtain (6 feet 2, 181 pounds), from Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage, is the top cornerback recruit in the country, the No. 1 prospect in Florida and a top-10 prospect overall in the class of 2018.

“It’s a blessing to be regarded as one of the top players in the nation,” he said. “It’s a great feeling.”

Surtain will be busy over the next few weeks, as he has plenty of unofficial visits lined up.

“I have visits lined up to Miami, Ohio State, Clemson and hopefully Michigan or USC,” he said.

Surtain helped lead American Heritage to a 14-0 record and the Class 5A Florida state title in 2016. His father, Patrick Surtain Sr., is American Heritage’s coach. The elder Surtain played a decade in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins (1998-2004) and the Kansas City Chiefs (2005-2008).

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How does the top high school cornerback in the country describe his game?

“I’m a great cover corner,” he said. “I’m more of a lockdown defender, where I lock down my side of the field and no one throws my way.”

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