Tennessee's Holbert has LSU in top five

One of the top two-way players in Tennessee for 2004 is Brentwood-Brentwood Academy (Tenn.)prospect David Holbert (6-1, 225, 4.5). <br><br> He is rated one of the top 10 fullbacks in the country but some schools have already offered him a scholarship as a linebacker.

"Right now it's LSU, UT (Tennessee), Wisconsin, Auburn and Colorado," Holbert told Tiger Rag. "They are all really about the same because I haven't taken any visits with them but (LSU) coach (Nick) Saban did come to my school and he is the only head coach that has. All of the rest have been assistant coaches. That stood out to me. It kind of made me feel special to him.


"Most are recruiting me as a fullback but LSU and Wisconsin want to put me at linebacker," he said. "I'll play wherever I get on the field at. I like both of them. Just get me on the field."


LSU has been recruiting Holbert the most and he has taken a very close look at what the Tigers have to offer.


"They play the type of football I like to play," Holbert said. "Coach Saban came by and I like the way the team has looked the last few years. I've seen them on TV and I know they have tremendous fans. I would love playing in front of all those people."


One school that has a chance to get into the mix is the Georgia Bulldogs but thus far the Dawgs have not shown much interest.


"I'm not waiting on anyone else but I'm kind of interested in Georgia," said Holbert. "If they actually did call then I would look at them too. I'm not saying I would automatically go to Georgia but I would take a look at them."

Brentwood Academy played its first game this past weekend and Holbert turned in an exceptional performance on both sides of the ball. He rushed for 40 yards and two scores on five carries, and then collected six tackles, two sacks, and forced a fumble on defense.


"I had a real good game at fullback," said Holbert. "I didn't carry much but my tailback had 254 yards. I threw some good blocks for him and that is good enough for me."


Holbert does not have any official visits set up yet because he has a little something more important on his mind right now.


"I'm going to wait until after football season to get into all of that because I'm concentrating on a state championship," he said.

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