Tampa-area recruits enjoy road trip
July, 22, 2010
By Jamie Newberg, ESPN Recruiting
A group of recruits from the Tampa area recently spent a few days on the road, visiting Florida State, Georgia, Tennessee, Auburn and Ole Miss. Among those on the trip were defensive end Anthony Chickillo (Tampa, Fla./Alonso), athlete Frankie Williams (Tampa, Fla./Robinson), wide receiver Ruben Gonzalez (Tampa, Fla./Robinson), outside linebacker Keith Lewis (Tampa, Fla./Freedom), defensive tackle Terry Bell (Lakeland, Fla./Tenoroc), wide receiver A.J. King (Seffner, Fla./Armwood) and athlete Josh Grady (Seffner, Fla./Armwood). Chickillo was very impressed with all the schools, especially Auburn and Ole Miss. If anything, the trip made the ESPNU 150 prospect more confused about the recruiting process. "It was a great trip and I really liked Auburn and Ole Miss. I like the defensive line coach at Auburn (Tracy Rocker). He has been there and done that and succeeded at the highest level. The coaches there are really cool and they rolled out the red carpet," said Chickillo. "I really liked coach [Chris] Vaughn at Ole Miss. He is a really cool guy. The facilities were unreal and I liked coach [Houston] Nutt. I tell you what, Ole Miss is a beautiful place."