Alabama DB Visiting Clemson

This up-and-coming cornerback from Alabama will be one of many prospects on hand this weekend to take in Clemson's Junior Day.

Dale Trimble, cornerback from Gadsden (Ala.) City, will rank as one of the top defensive backs in the South in the 2010 recruiting class.

"Recruiting is going really good right now," said Trimble. "Tennessee has offered me. Auburn and Mississippi State have offered. Coach Smith [GCHS defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator] has said Florida and Alabama are going to offer me."

"Coach Lance Thompson [Tennessee] recently came by the school. He told coach Smith to let me know that an offer was on the table from them. I know there are some other offers out there. Coach Smith is letting me know."

Trimble will travel this weekend to visit a school very familiar with Gadsden athletes.

"I am going to Clemson this weekend," he said. "I am not sure if they have offered me or not, but I think they definitely will this weekend. I like Clemson. They were the first school to contact me. I like them a lot. I went to their camp and liked it."

The 5-foot-11, 175-pound prospect received his first scholarship offer from the Auburn Tigers.

"I have always liked Auburn," Trimble said. "I used to go down to Auburn all the time when I was seven and eight years old. I would go see my God-Brother, Carnell Williams, play all the time."

Trimble has received interest from Alabama as well. He has watched three elite teammates sign with the Tide in the last two years.

"Alabama is close to home," he said. "I wouldn't have to go that far away. I like the fact Alabama put six defensive backs on the field at the same time. I would have a real good chance to play early.

"A few of my former teammates (Dre Kirkpatrick, Kendall Kelly, Jerrell Harris) will be at Alabama. It's not going to affect me though. I am a competitive player. I like to play against them, but I wouldn't mind playing with them either."

Tennessee is the most recent school to extend a scholarship offer. The Volunteers have his attention.

"I like Tennessee," Trimble said. "I talked to one of their coaches when I went there. He said he wouldn't be on us hard. He said as long as we do our thing we'll play. I want to be comfortable where I play. I felt comfortable there. I got some relatives up there as well."

Trimble has learned the ropes of the recruiting process from his former teammates.

"I like all the schools who are interested in me," he explained. "I don't have any favorites right now. I am interested in whoever offers me. I plan on waiting until signing day to make a decision. I am going to look at the atmosphere and a place where I'll be around nice people."

Trimble recorded 55 tackles and six interceptions as a junior. He plans to run track in the spring.

"I am trying to get stronger," he said. "My footwork is good, it's awesome. I just need to get my lower body right. I am real good in coverage. I am fundamentally sound." Top Stories