Three Offers and Leader For Linebacker

This Georgia linebacker has Auburn on his early list of college favorites.

Dublin, Ga.--With around 10 linebackers claiming big-time offers in the state of Georgia this year, it's quickly becoming apparent that the linebacker class of '05 may be one of the best that the Peach state has had at the position in some time.

A name in that class that sometimes gets overshadowed is Lavarus Dollar out of Dublin High School. He's here to serve notice, however, that he should not be forgotten and three schools have already jumped at the chance to have him join their program next season.

"I got offered by Louisville, East Carolina and Ball State so far," Dollar says. "My top five is Georgia, Miami, Florida State, South Carolina and Auburn."

Is there an early leader in Dollars' mind? "Miami is my favorite right now," he says. "They have been sending me a good bit of mail lately. Florida and Georgia are also recruiting me pretty hard."

Why has the Irish standout chosen to include the other four teams on his leader board?

Georgia: "It's really close to home for me and I have family near there. My sister lives close to Athens."

Florida State: "I grew up liking them since a long time ago. I always watched them play."

South Carolina: "They were the first school to really start recruiting me."

Auburn: "My friend Ryan Taylor played for them a couple of years ago and he told me good things about Auburn."

What's most important for Dollar in making his collegiate choice? "I want to see if a place has my major, which is sports medicine. I'm also looking at location and whether or not I can get a little bit of playing time. I would like to play some my first year, but I don't mind redshirting either."

In the end, his recruitment might just come down to which of his favorites is first to offer the central Georgia native.

"If I get an offer from a school in my top five, I will probably go ahead and make a commitment," he says.

With statements like that, he could very well be turning his recruiting marathon into a fast paced sprint.

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