Georgia LB Has LSU in Top 3

Bradley Dale Peveto traveled into foreign territory last year and was able to land two of the top linebackers in Georgia in Perry Riley and Kelvin Sheppard. The Tigers' linebackers coach is going back for more in 2007 and he has DaNorris Searcy of Decatur-Towers sitting in his crosshairs.

Bradley Dale Peveto traveled into foreign territory last year and was able to land two of the top linebackers in Georgia in Perry Riley and Kelvin Sheppard.

 

The Tigers' linebackers coach is going back for more in 2007 and he has DaNorris Searcy of Decatur-Towers sitting in his crosshairs.

 

Searcy, a 6-foot, 205 pound outside linebacker prospect with 4.56 speed, fits the mold of the type of linebackers LSU brought in during Les Miles first full recruiting class for the Tigers. He has the speed and quickness to play sideline to sideline, and the athleticism that some strong safeties would love to have.

 

As a junior, Searcy did it on both sides of the ball for Towers as he rushed for over 700 yards and seven scores in eight games, and averaged seven tackles a game.

 

The notion of running with the ball in college is something that he has thought about but he knows where his future lies.

 

"I'll be playing on defense," Searcy told Tiger Rag.

 

Scout.com's No. 19 rated linebacker in the land said that he has received scholarship offers from LSU, Florida, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Purdue, Virginia Tech and North Carolina State. He has several other schools in the chase but currently it's a three team race.

 

"LSU, North Carolina and Florida are my top three," Searcy said.

 

LSU joined the party back in May when Peveto made the trip up from Baton Rouge.

 

"He came up to see me and said that coach Miles liked what he saw on film," Searcy said. "He said they wanted to let me know what was going on with the program and the opportunity I'd have. He said that if I was interested I had an offer and that LSU would be a great learning experience for me."

 

Part of the learning experience would be moving away from home to go to school and that is right up Searcy's alley. That is also one of the reasons that Georgia Tech is not mentioned in the same breath as his top three.

 

"I'm originally from Ft. Worth (Texas)," he said. "I've been living in Georgia since I was six and I'm looking to see something new. When players go home from school I want to actually be able to travel home and not just go down the street."

 

Searcy said that he does not know as much about LSU as he would like but he has a good foundation to go off of.

 

"I like their football program and the winning tradition they have," he said. "I don't know too much about their style of play but I know they always have a good defense."

 

In a little over a month, Searcy will have the opportunity to learn more when he travels to LSU in July for a camp.

 

"I'll be going to LSU July 23-26," he said. "I can't wait to see how the campus looks and to see how the coaches communicate with each other and the players. That will give me a good chance to meet coach Miles and the other coaches."

 

The week before Searcy heads to Baton Rouge he will make a stop in Gainesville for one of Urban Meyer's camps.

 

That two week stretch could play a pivotal role in his decision.

 

"Right now, North Carolina has a little edge because I just got back from their camp and I haven't been to Florida or LSU," he said. "After I get back from those two places then I'll have a better idea of where everyone stands."

 

 

 

 


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