Tatum Sets Texas State Record (free content)

UA commit <b>Brandon Tatum</b> set the Texas state record this season for an interception return when he took it back 108 1/2 yards. He will be taking his official visit to Tucson this weekend. A couple of other schools have recently tried to make a play for him, but Tatum remains solid with the Cats. He is yet another first team all-district selection for the recruiting class of 2005.

"Nebraska and Arkansas called me last week," said the 6-0 1/2, 185 pound safety. "They told me that they want to get some senior film on me and that they are still really interested. I told them I am solid with Arizona. That is, unless something dramatic happens. But I don't see anything like that in the future."

Coach Robinson came to do an in-home visit last week and he and Coach (Mike) Stoops were at the school yesterday.

Dunbar lost in the first round of the state playoffs to Azle High and finished the year at 5-6. Tatum had over 100 tackles, six interceptions with two returned for touchdowns, and blocked an amazing six field goals. He also ran the ball two times all year. One for a 34 yard touchdown and the other was for the two point conversion that followed.

Tatum will be vying for early playing time in Tucson. "The coaches have told me that if I come in and work hard that I could possibly play early. They say that they will put their best five defensive backs on the field."

He carries a 3.0 core GPA and scored an 840 on his SAT. He is undecided on a major.

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