May 15, 2007

Pressure building for LB to stay close to home

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Miami (Fla.) Dr. Michael M. Krop High School LB Etienne Sabino has gotten the attention of plenty of colleges this spring.

Miami, FSU, Notre Dame, USC and Duke are among several programs that sent coaches to see him practice.

"Charlie Weis really liked me, USC really liked me, coach (Ted) Roof from Duke came by, said he was very impressed with me," Sabino said.

Sabino is now up to 26 scholarship offers, including Miami.

The 6-foot-3, 217-pounder lists his frontrunners as UM, North Carolina, Notre Dame, USC, Tennessee, Georgia and Ohio State.

"I had North Carolina ahead at one point, but I wouldn't say I have a favorite now," Sabino said.

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