A No. 1 For Minter

Kevin Minter is one of the country's top linebackers for 2009 and he picked up another big offer to add to the skins he already has on his wall.

Kevin Minter

"I got an offer from Oklahoma yesterday (Monday)," said the Suwanee (Ga.) Peachtree Ridge product. "Oklahoma is a great school and they have a lot of tradition with linebackers and have good players come out of there at every position. It's a good school but it is kind of far away."

Minter is currently the 5th ranked middle linebacker in the land according to Scout.com.

He finished his junior season with 137 tackles and six sacks which pushed his two-year total to 291 total tackles dating back to his sophomore campaign.

The standout backer said he is up to a dozen offers now but there are a handful of schools that he is focusing on a little more closely.

"It would be LSU, USC, South Carolina, West Virginia, and Oklahoma," he said. "Those are the ones I am looking at a little more closely."

Although there are five schools under the microscope, the 4-star prospect said there is one sitting in his No. 1 spot.

"LSU is in the lead right now," he said. "I feel like they really want me and it's such a good school. I really like coach (Bradley Dale) Peveto (co-defensive coordinator) because he seems like a really nice guy and coach (Les) Miles too."

Peveto, who also coaches linebackers, is the one in charge of recruiting Minter and he has given him the rundown on LSU's linebacker situation.

"Normally we talk about school and the players and how it would be nice for me to play there," said Minter. "He talks a lot about how they need linebackers and I'd have the chance to go in and play early."

With Minter being one of the top players in the Peach State for 2009 some may wonder or even question why Georgia has not offered and isn't mentioned much.

"I haven't talked to them since maybe like December," he said. "It kind of bothered me at first but then I heard about their situation of not being able to offer many this year and having a limited number of scholarships. I guess they don't really need many linebackers this year."

Every once in a while the numbers game catches up with coaches and they have kids they would normally recruit get away.

This year it looks like Mark Richt may feel the numbers crunch in Athens.

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