Talented 07 Prospect Inman Names Leader

Receiver/saftey prospect Dontrelle Inman discusses his early favorites.

Batesburg, S.C.--Talented athlete Dontrelle Inman, who stands 6-feet-three-inches tall and weighs 190 pounds, has three offers and an early favorite.

"USC (South Carolina) is on top right now," Inman says. "I'm hearing from Carolina, Auburn, Clemson, Maryland, Georgia and Georgia Tech. I have offers from Maryland, USC and Auburn. The other schools might have a chance."

Inman had 71 tackles and six picks as a safety at Batesburg-Leesville High School, but might be a better receiver prospect. "I had 31 catches for 400 yards. I averaged 13.3 yards per pass and six touchdowns. Only Clemson is recruiting me as a defensive back. Everyone else is recruiting me as a wide receiver."

Using his big frame over shorter DBs, Inman says that "going up and getting the ball" is his biggest asset offensively.

Inman is being recruited by the Gamecocks by former Florida tailback Robert Gillespie, who played under head coach Steve Spurrier from 1998-2001 and is in his first season on the South Carolina staff. Inman made the 20-minute trip to Columbia this past weekend to see the Gamecocks.

"I just came from their spring game," he notes. "I had already seen the facilities about a month ago. I was in the locker room with the guys before they went out. At halftime I went down there. And I talked to Coach Spurrier and Coach Spurrier, Jr. I like them because they throw the ball like 90 percent of the time."

Inman has also made visits this spring to check out Georgia, Auburn and Clemson.

As a skilled athlete, Inman is playing AAU basketball this spring and summer for the Carolina Crush. He averaged 13 points and nine rebounds per game during his junior year in high school.

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