Chattanooga (Tenn.) Baylor School four-star athlete Cameron Sparks holds offers from some of the top programs in college football. Going forward, he will be focusing on six of them.
Sparks announced on Thursday that his finalists are Auburn, Georgia, Florida State, Miami, Michigan and Tennessee. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound recruit has visited each of these programs except for the Hurricanes and the Wolverines.
“Georgia, Tennessee and Auburn are in the SEC, which in my opinion is the hardest conference in college football,” Sparks told On3. “They have shown that they can develop players to get to the next level. I think Florida State is a powerhouse and Miami is recruiting well and they will be good in the years to come. Then, Michigan is coming off a good season. They have a good program and they have good history up there.”
Sparks is getting closer to his commitment
According to Sparks, he has strong communication with each of these schools and most of them have recently come to his high school in Chattanooga. So far, Sparks has visited Tennessee eight times, Georgia between three or four times, Auburn twice and Florida State once.
Sparks is hoping to make a decision on his college destination this summer. The No. 3 player in Tennessee plans to take his first official visit this spring and believes it will be to Auburn.
At the moment, Sparks is open to using either some of his officials or all of them. Additionally, he is confident that he will end up committing to one of the six aforementioned programs.
“I am looking for a place where I can get on the field the fastest and the coaches have the greatest relationship with me and my family,” said Sparks, the No. 63 overall prospect and No. 4 athlete in the 2025 On3 Industry Ranking. “I also want it to be a place where my family is comfortable sending me to for three or four years.”
Sparks breaks down his top six schools
Auburn: “I like the way that (head) coach (Hugh) Freeze is leading the program. He is a program-changer. Since they’ve been there, they’ve brought in good recruiting classes and they’re getting even better.”
Florida State: “I like (head) coach Mike (Norvell) and his system. I also really like the way that the players play for him.”
Georgia: “They get guys to the next level. I think they have a really good program there.”
Miami and Michigan: “I like the way they’ve been recruiting me and they’ve been showing me a lot of attention.”
Tennessee: “Tennessee was my first offer and I’ve been talking to them since I was in eighth grade. I really like the coaching staff they have there.”