Athletic Junior Gets Offer From Auburn

Henry County High School football standout Dalvin Tomlinson discusses his visit to Auburn and football recruiting.

McDonough, Ga.--With an impressive performance at a football camp in Auburn he attended with his teammates from Henry County High School, rising junior Dalvin Tomlinson picked up his second scholarship offer from Coach Gene Chizik's Tigers.

A 6-3, 270-pounder who plays both defense and offense, Tomlinson says the Auburn camp went well for his team and for him personally. "I think our team did really well," he says of the event that featured competition between linemen as well as a seven-on-seven passing tournament.

"I think we are going to have a good team this year," says Tomlinson, who notes that he has been a varsity starter going back to his ninth grade year. I play defensive end and offensive tackle."

A player who looks to have the quickness to play defense on the college level, he says that defensive end is his favorite position.

Dalvin Tomlinson works out at a football camp at Auburn.

A three-sport athlete at Henry County High School, he notes that his goals for his junior year are team oriented. "I hope our football team goes to state and wins it and the same thing for our wrestling team," he says.

The rising junior takes wrestling very seriously. He won the Class AA heavyweight state title as a sophomore, which isn't surprising considering his combination of size, strength and quickness.

Also no surprise, he has been discovered by college coaches even though he can't sign scholarship papers until February of 2012. "I have got Georgia, Georgia Tech, Auburn, Alabama, Virginia and some more schools who are recruiting me," he says. "Right now Auburn and South Carolina are the colleges who have offered me scholarships."

Tomlinson says his focus is on getting better as a high school player more than it is on recruiting and that is why he liked the two-day event he attended in Auburn. "I think the camp helped me and my teammates," he says. "It was good for us to work together as a team and come together."


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