Junior Linebacker Holds Early Offers

The Titans of Gadsden City High have produced some extremely talented college football prospects over the course of the last several years. SEC recruiters make routine visits to the Alabama prep program in hopes of finding the next big thing. While signing day for the class of 2013 is still months away, one of the top GCHS standouts for 2014 already holds a handful of offers.

Tyrone Posey profile

"I have offers from Mississippi State, Purdue, Arkansas, Tennessee, Southern and a couple more schools," said Posey. "I am getting interest from some other schools too."

With camping trips to Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Mississippi State and others under his belt, Posey plans to get out and take in the game day atmosphere at several SEC venues this fall.

"I was supposed to go to Mississippi State this weekend when they played Auburn, but I tweaked my ankle on Friday night. My coaches wanted me to just stay home and rest," said Posey. "This weekend I am going to Tennessee to see them play Florida. That should be a good game."

Before heading for Knoxville, Posey and his teammates have a big game on Friday night.

"We play Oxford this week," said Posey. "It's an important game for us and it should be a good game.

"That's the main reason I stayed home and rested this weekend. I want to be able to be 100%, so I can go out there and help my team."

Posey is just getting accustomed to the recruiting process. The talented linebacker reports that he is being cautious in an effort to avoid making a premature decision.

"Everybody is still even right now," said Posey. "I am planning on waiting until the end of my senior year before I make a decision.

"I still have a long time to think about everything, so I don't want to rush into anything.

"Everybody is talking about me playing linebacker and most of the them are saying they want me to stay inside.

"I can play outside or inside linebacker. I prefer playing inside. That's where I feel the most comfortable."

Posey has the benefit of quality advice from several friends and teammates who have gone through the college recruiting process.

"I have a lot of people who have told me about all of this," said Posey. "Anthony Swain plays at Auburn now. He used to play safety for us.

"He told me to take my time and make the right decision for myself and that's what I am planning to do."

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