February 19, 2013

Street on a fast track

Rose (Greenville, N.C.) defensive end Kentavious Street has risen about as quickly as a recruit can.

Originally from Douglas, Ga., few knew about Street before he competed at the Army All-American Combine for underclassmen in San Antonio that took place in early January.

At that time, Street received a 2014 Army All-American Bowl invite, and things have taken off from there.

He isn't worried about bursting on to the scene later than others as the offers are pouring in now.

"It's going great, man," Street said when asked to share his feelings on the recruiting process. "Just got offered by Georgia today and it is the biggest compliment to me. I'm trying to stay humble but at the end of the day it is just a great milestone in my career. I'm just so grateful for it."

Street, who refers to himself as a "Georgia boy" and a "country boy" got the UGA offer from a coach who he believes is similar to himself.

"Coach John Lilly friended me on facebook awhile back and we started talking there," he said. "Then today he called me and I finally got to talk to him voice-to-voice and talk to him. We have a lot of things in common and he is just a cool dude. Then he told me at the end of the conversation that I have a solid offer at UGA and they want me to be there. He's a country boy."

The five-star prospect says that Florida State was his "dream school" growing up, but he also says that the offer from Georgia holds a great deal of weight.

"It means the most to me," Street said of his thoughts on the UGA offer. "To tell the truth, it is the most important offer that I have acquired in my career. It is just great, man. I'm feeling accomplished now. A few years back this was just a dream and now that it has come true it is unreal. Georgia, right now, is standing at number two in my list of top schools behind Florida State. They have a great shot at getting me there."

With Florida State coming in as his dream offer and Georgia coming in as his most important offer, some might think that Street's recruitment has already been narrowed down.

According to the Rivals100 defender, that is not the case.

"To tell the truth," he said. "I'm really not set on any school or committing early. I'm just going to take my time and see how many offers I can rack up then go through them and pick out the best school for me."

The Tar Heel state standout spoke to UGASports over the phone after concluding workouts with his teammate at the Rose High School field house, and says that his senior season is his main focus at present.

He also took the time to share a little about his mentality when he steps on the field.

"My mindset is that I just want to dominate," he said. "There is no set scheme or tendencies that I like. From pass rushing to stuffing the run, I just want to dominate."

The next few months will be busy for the Nation's 14th overall prospect by Rivals.com, but it will all be a part of the process of choosing where he will play his college ball.

"With all these offers I have, I'll definitely be out visiting a ton of schools this spring and over the summer," Street said. "That will probably narrow it down for me entering my senior year of football. I'll definitely get down to Georgia sometime in May."

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