Henry County defensive end Dalvin Tomlinson has Alabama and Georgia Tech as his co-leaders, followed by Florida, Clemson and Indiana. “You can put Georgia in there, too … and Stanford,” Henry County coach Mike Rozier said.
The 6-foot-3, 255-pounder earned rave reviews for his head-to-head performance last Friday against Sandy Creek defensive lineman Quinteze Williams, who is committed to Florida. Tomlinson started at offensive tackle and defensive end in the loss.
“Dalvin is having a really good season and he really handled No. 48 (Williams) from an offensive standpoint,” Rozier said. “No. 48 is a good player, but he wasn’t as much of a factor as he usually is that night. It wasn’t even close, but they won the game, and I’m sure that’s the most important thing for them.”
Tomlinson’s coach addressed the rumors that the top prospect wanted to commit to Alabama but the Crimson Tide weren’t ready to accept it yet because they were looking at other defensive ends.
“That’s totally false,” Rozier said. “I know Coach Saban well enough that he’s the No. 1 guy personally that he wants at defensive end. That’s [the rumors] other teams putting that information out there.”
Tomlinson has a 3.8 GPA and is a two-time state champion in wrestling’s heavyweight division.
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