February 26, 2012

Galloway after Avant

Wake Forest passing game co-coordinator and wide receivers coach Lonnie Galloway offered Sean Avant a scholarship Wednesday, Feb. 22, and will serve as his primary recruiter for the Demon Deacons.

"I'm happy about the scholarship, but I need to remain humble," Avant said. "That's one of the big things here at Miramar is being humble. I'm looking forward to talking to him soon."

He plans to camp at and visit Wake Forest.

West Virginia offered the 6-feet, 170-pound Miramar (Fla.) wide receiver Thursday, Feb. 23. Alabama, Boston College, Illinois and Marshall are also showing interest.

Miramar was stacked at wide receiver last season with Miami (Fla.) signee Malcolm Lewis and West Virginia signee Devonte Mathis. That made Avant the possession receiver of the group. With Lewis and Mathis now at the collegiate level Avant will likely become a go-to target.

"[Miramar] Coach [Damon] Cogdell told me it's grades, discipline and perform," Avant said. "I had good grades, discipline and I performed every game. The first game I wasn't a starter, and then I jumped in front of a starting player, and showed Coach Cogdell that I can play. They knew it was in me."

Avant caught 32 passes for 501 yards in Miramar's run to the state championship game, helping it finish with a 13-1 record.

"At crunch time I always perform," Avant said. "I do not fold. I'm not a speedy guy. I have route speed. I have good footwork off the line, and if you put me in the slot I will definitely give you a catch every time. I'm going to be a great player, and you'll see that this year."

The rising senior suffered an ankle injury last fall in a game. Avant is running routes, and said it is at 90 to 95-percent healed.

He participated in the South Florida Express Combine, and made its traveling seven-on-seven team. However, Avant has not practiced, because he wants his ankle to be full-speed for Miramar.

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