Louisville offer ‘excites' Tomlinson

Louisville offer ‘excites' Tomlinson

Dalvin Tomlinson has emerged as one of the hottest prospects in the southeast this spring. A 6-3, 270-pound defensive lineman from McDonough (GA) Henry County, Tomlinson holds more than a dozen scholarship offers, including a recent one from Louisville.

Dalvin Tomlinson has emerged as one of the hottest prospects in the southeast this spring. A 6-3, 270-pound defensive lineman from McDonough (GA) Henry County, Tomlinson holds more than a dozen scholarship offers, including a recent offer from Louisville.

Considered one of the Top 20 prospects in Georgia, Tomlinson has the size and athleticism to play either tackle or end in college. Tomlinson believes he'd be a good fit in Charlie Strong's aggressive defensive scheme.

"I'm very excited about the [UofL] offer," Tomlinson said. "I'm interested in [Louisville]. I like the defensive scheme they run and I think I'd be a good addition to the d-line there. I think I would be good at defensive end in their scheme. They go after the quarterback and I think I would be very good at that."

Tomlinson recently spoke with the Louisville coaching staff about their offer. "They were talking about my footwork and how I use my hands on the football field and get past blockers," Tomlinson said.

Tomlinson holds verbal offers from several SEC programs, including Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas, South Carolina, and Mississippi State. Several ACC programs like Georgia Tech, Clemson and Virginia have offered. Tomlinson also has offers from USC, Indiana and Michigan.

"Alabama, Auburn, South Carolina those are my top schools right now, and probably Louisville," Tomlinson said.

An all-state performer as a junior, Tomlinson also excels as a high school wrestler. Despite facing constant double-teaming last season, Tomlinson recorded 83 tackles and 11 sacks. He plans to visit a few schools on his list this spring. "I know I'm going to Mississippi State or Alabama next week," said Tomlinson, who added that he might get up to Louisville later this month.

As for what he's looking for in a school, Tomlinson said, "A good campus life, good coaches and a good defensive scheme."

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