Georgia DL discusses Clemson trip

One of the top 2012 defensive linemen in Georgia holds offers from several ACC and SEC schools and he's also a two-time state champion wrestler.

DL Dalvin Tomlinson Profile

Junior defensive lineman Dalvin Tomlinson has played both tackle and end at Henry County (McDonough). From call to call, the 6-foot-3, 270-pounder can play either inside or outside.

That kind versatility is part of the criteria that Clemson defensive coordinator Kevin Steele likes in his linemen. The Tigers are evaluating him for both end and tackle

"Defensive end or defensive tackle, it changes with different teams, different schools," Tomlinson recently told

The three-star made would prefer to play defensive end at the next level.

Recruited by defensive ends coach Marion Hobby, Tomlinson made his first visit to Tigertown earlier this spring.

"I got to see their campus, meet some of the players and meet all of the coaches," he said.

What stood out the most on his trip?

"The way the players and how dedicated they play and how the coaches are up there," Tomlinson said.

Along with that March trip to Clemson, he's visited Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt and Alabama this spring.

"I haven't made any plans in the next couple of weeks, but I hope to get up to Clemson again soon," Tomlinson said.

What schools are showing the most interest?

"Alabama, Georgia Tech and Indiana," he said.

Tomlinson currently claims no leaders.

"I'm going to start narrowing it down, probably around the end of June," he said.

During his junior season, Tomlinson finished with 90 tackles and eight sacks. Top Stories