September 29, 2011

Dawgs back in the mix?

A reflection of the demand for top talent at the major college level can be exemplified by some recruits' struggles at times to even recall the list off all the offers they have. Highly touted players often have offers in the double digits, some upward of 30

However, few top targets can say they have the same range of offers as Henry County defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson.

The 6-foot-3, 265-pounder has offers from almost all of the top programs, from coast-to-coast, north-to-south, including one from Harvard, though only one Crimson-colored team may make his next cut.

"I am in the process of re-doing my 'top schools' list right now," Tomlinson said. "Probably around Nov. 5th I might go to Tuscaloosa, and I should be scheduling some officials before and after Tuscaloosa, (Ala.)."

Tomlinson told analyst Keith Niebuhr earlier this week that while Alabama will definitely be getting an official visit, he was leaning toward penciling in Clemson, Georgia Tech, Indiana and one other campus.

With only one remaining official visit spot open, Georgia coaches should be happy to learn that Tomlinson added that he would "probably stay in the South."

Another sign of hope: Tomlinson said that while the Bulldogs had slipped off his radar recently, that is no longer the case today.

"At first they had started to drop off my list but when I went to the game against South Carolina I might be looking at them again now," Tomlinson said.

The Peach State talent said defensive coordinator Todd Grantham is continuing to recruit hard to work Tomlinson into his 3-4 scheme.

"He thinks I would fit in best at defensive end defensive tackle position and a big pass rusher to the defense, which I agree with a lot," Tomlinson said.

While every program waits to get the call, the clock is ticking on Tomlinson's recruitment. He said he plans to make his decision by December.

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