Arizona in Dyson's top five

Defensive tackle Darrian Dyson currently has 14 offers and it seems that Arizona is making an early impression.

Even though he isn't a highly ranked prospect just yet, 6-foot-3, 300-pound New Orleans Edna Karr Magnet School defensive tackle Darrian Dyson is generating major interest from several programs around the country.

"Recruiting is going well," Dyson said. "I have a lot of good schools looking at me. I've got Pittsburgh, Louisiana Tech, Baylor, Colorado, Arizona, FIU, Louisiana-Monroe, Illinois, Alabama and schools like that. I have 14 offers, and all of the schools I mentioned have offered. Louisiana Tech and Pitt are recruiting my the hardest."

With his current list of offers, Dyson admits that five schools are standing out above the rest.

"My top five right now is Pitt, Louisiana Tech, Alabama, Arizona, and Colorado," Dyson said.

Frank Scelfo is working hard in his home state to give Dyson more information about Arizona and make it a more attractive option for the 6-foot-3, 300-pound defensive tackle.

"I like Arizona, even though it is far away from home," Dyson said. "I haven't been up there just yet, but coach Scelfo is from New Orleans and he's been telling me stuff about how it is there. Arizona is in good shape. I might visit there during the season."

While his visit to Arizona remains up in the air, the schools pursuing him the hardest right now are the most likely trip destinations for Dyson.

"I'm going to take all of my visits during the season this year," Dyson said. "I'm going to Pitt for their first game. I'm going to Louisiana Tech sometime this season, but I haven't planned a date for that though."

On his visits, Dyson will be looking for a school that will prepare him both on the field and off.

"I'm looking for a school with my major, communication," Dyson said. "I'm looking for a good program that can develop me for the league in two years, but where I can stay for four. I'm looking for a good program that develops players for the draft. I want to be able to graduate from that program."

As he continues to weigh his options and look more into the schools currently after his services, he admits a decision will not come any time soon.

"I'll make my final decision on Signing Day," Dyson said. "I just want to make sure I have everything right and make the right decision for my future. I want to make sure the school I'm going to pick is the right school."


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