TN athlete has Cardinals among favorites

Jamison Link of Gallatin (TN) High School is an athlete that is being recruited for multiple positions. Link spoke with ITV on Wednesday evening and talked about his favorites.

If it's a skill position that needs to be filled, then Jamison Link of Gallatin High School in Tennessee can fill your needs. The talented athlete has lined up at quarterback, receiver, tailback, strong safety, kick returner and punter.

His name can be found all over the Gallatin statistics from the 2002 season. Offensively, he had 30 carries for nearly 300 yards and pulled in 6 receptions. Defensively, he recorded 65 tackles and had four interceptions. He also averaged 36 yards per punt attempt.

This fall Link will be the starting quarterback which will limit his play at other positions, although he will see action at strong safety.

Louisville, Vanderbilt, North Carolina State, Notre Dame and Army have all expressed interest in Link, with most recruiting him as a defensive back.

"Vanderbilt and NC State are looking at me to play defensive back and Louisville seems to like me as a receiver," stated Link. "I don't mind playing either position, but I do have an offensive mentality."

Link informed ITV that during the spring he made three unofficial visits, which included attending the Cardinals Spring Game. He also attended junior days at Vanderbilt and Notre Dame.

He also informed ITV that Louisville and Vanderbilt are showing the most interest right now and he had the following to say about both programs.

"I was really impressed with the facilities at Louisville when I was up there, but I'm unsure about the team because they have a new coaching staff."

"I really like the education aspect there. I've heard a lot of great things about Vanderbilt from friends. I like the coaches there as well. They're probably my top school right now."

Link, who will study either marketing or business, currently holds a 3.8 GPA and expressed that academics will play a role in his decision. "I grew up always putting education first. I'm glad I have football to get me there, but I have to keep focused on my academics as well."

While Vanderbilt currently seems to hold a slight edge over the Cardinals, Link told ITV that he doesn't want to jump to a quick decision and will most likely take all of us official visits prior to making a decision.

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