Big Tailback Considering Tigers

This running back from the state of Florida is currently holding seven offers and is setting up his official visit list.

Tavares, Fla.--Dominique Rocker is a big, bruising running back that not a lot of people have heard of up to this point of the recruiting season, but has racked up offers from some big names in college football.

The 6-2, 215-pounder, who has speed in the 4.5 range, says that he has already received seven offers. " I have offers from Auburn, Iowa State, Louisville, UCF, USF, Florida, West Virginia," he notes.

Those offers came from his combination of size, speed and productivity on the field for Tavares High over the past two seasons. "Well, I sat out a couple of games, but I have over 700 yards, over 20 touchdowns and we are 7-0," Rocker says about his senior campaign. "My junior season I had 25 touchdowns and 1,376 yards."

The big athletic back also plays power forward for the Tavares basketball team, but notes that he doesn't really pay attention to his basketball numbers.

On the recruiting front, Rocker says that he has been getting calls from all of the colleges that have offered, but adds that Auburn and Louisville have been recruiting him the hardest.

The senior tailback also notes that he is not ready to name any leaders at this point. "I am interested in all the schools, but I couldn't rank them right now though," he explains. "After I take visits then I will probably know the rankings."

Rocker adds that he has already set up four of his five official visits. "I have got a visit set up for Auburn on the second weekend of January," he says. "I have one for Louisville the first week of January. I have one for UCF that is the third week of January and I have one for Iowa State and that is December 12th. Yes, I will take a fifth visit, but don't know where."

The talented back says that the biggest thing he will be looking for in his college of choice will be playing time.


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