Dennis puts three schools in the lead

Demond Dennis, Scout.com's #111 running back prospect in the nation, was recently selected to play in the O-D All-American Bowl. On the recruiting front, Dennis has moved three schools to the top of his list. Did Louisville make the cut?

Speedy RB Demond Dennis is used to making highlight plays on the football field. He'll soon make another highlight in front of a national audience.

"I got accepted to play in the O-D All American game. I think I am going to make my decision there," Dennis said of the January 2, 2009 game that will be held at Coastal Carolina University in Myrtle Beach, S.C..

Known for his game breaking runs and quicks on the football field, Dennis is a hot commodity on the recruiting trail. So hot in fact that three big time programs have emerged as strong favorites in his recruitment.

"Right now it is looking like Georgia Tech, Louisville, and Illinois. I am looking to take an official visit to Louisville, but I am going to wait until after the season," said Dennis.

Each of Demond's favorites offer the Georgia standout a little something different that sparks his interest.

Georgia Tech – "I like how they use their wing backs. Everybody gets a chance to touch the ball. I just came from a (unofficial) visit up there two weeks ago."

Illinois – "The coach that is recruiting me says he really likes my running style. And he really thinks I would have a chance to come in there and change the program around."

Louisville – "They have my teammate Daniel Brown up there. And I would like to play with him."

Dennis has not taken any of his official visits but he will definitely take them to each of his favorites. But even though those programs have the lead currently, Dennis did not rule out the possibility of adding to his list if the right offer comes along.

"I am still open to other schools, and I would like the chance to possibly play ball in Florida especially," said Dennis.

So what exactly will help seal the deal while on campus making his visits?

"How I feel when I visit the campus up there. I want to know if I could see myself there for the next four years. Also the coaching staff and how the coaching staff treats me up there," Dennis said.


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