The Charlotte 49ers football team’s recruiting activity in Florida continues with a 2014 quarterback from the Sunshine State. John Wolford, from Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville, picked up an offer from the Niners back in January, one of a host of others from programs like ECU, FAU, MTSU, Akron, and even Mississippi State.
Wolford, a first team all-state selection by the Associated Press, threw for over 3,000 yards and 36 touchdowns while committing just eight interceptions. On top of that, he rushed for 655 yards (on 104 carries) and four scores on the ground. Compared to previous years, his production has been trending upward, so he’s set for a strong senior campaign in 2013.
With the competition that’s out there (over 24 schools have offered for his services), Wolford would be quite a get for the Charlotte program and would have the chance to figure into the team’s quarterback plans heading into FBS and Conference USA come 2015. Either way, he has a few schools to pick from when it’s time to make his decision (whenever that is), and he’s a solid senior campaign away from possibly garnering some offers from a few other Big 5 conference programs.
If the football thing doesn’t work out, though, the Niner baseball team could bring him in; he’s a member of the Crusaders’ highly-ranked baseball team that was ranked in Florida’s top 25 this spring.