Georgia Tech got an good look at Dalvin Tomlinson, who is one of the state’s top uncommitted football prospects.
The 6-foot-3, 270-pound defensive tackle from Henry County High School has Georgia Tech, UGA and Alabama as his finalists.
Georgia Tech is rumored to be the school to beat, and the Yellow Jackets made a recruiting contact with Tomlinson on Saturday. Georgia Tech recruiting coordinator Andy McCollum and assistant Joe Speed attended Tomlinson’s wrestling matches at a nearby high school.
“They were there,” Henry County coach Mike Rozier told the AJC. “They were there all day. They just sat upstairs and watched. I guess it was let Dalvin know that they still want him very badly.”
Tomlinson has kept an extremely low profile in the final days of recruiting. He cancelled an official visit to UGA because of “family reasons” and has revealed little about which way he is leaning, although most consider Georgia Tech as the frontrunner. Tomlinson attended nearly every Georgia Tech home game this past season.
“He told me again today that he still has not made up his mind,” Rozier said. “He also said that this is one of the biggest decisions of his life. He seems to have a good head on his shoulders. He just wants to take his time and make the right decision. He’s going to take the next week to think about it. He announce on signing day.”
Tomlinson will not reschedule his official visit to UGA because of conflicts with his wrestling matches. Tomlinson is a two-time state champion in the heavyweight division.
Is UGA still being considered despite no official visit there? “Yes. He has probably been there 10-12 times since his sophomore year for camps, games and stuff like that. I don’t think there’s anything else that Georgia can show him.”
Alabama has 27 commitments. Are they still recruiting Tomlinson heavily? “That’s a tough call. I know Dalvin is still interested in them … The only thing I can really tell you is that Dalvin will pick Georgia Tech, Alabama or Georgia on signing day.”
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