Despite having not even finished his junior year of high school, Alan Posey has a good number of college options. One of the premier prospects in the Peach State, Posey’s offer list has already reached the double-digits.
Locally, Georgia Tech has extended an overture, and the hometown Bulldogs have shown plenty of interest. Away from Athens, Posey has heard from schools ranging from West Virginia to LSU – his most recent offer.
After a recent visit to College Park, Md., the 6-foot-6, 310-pound offensive lineman decided to put together a list of three schools that he felt the most interested in.
“I like Maryland, Clemson and Tennessee,” Posey said. “I have gotten to know the coaching staffs at each place, and right now I like how they all fit. Coach Dooley and coach Smith at Tennessee are natives of Athens and played at Clarke Central, so that is really cool for me. I also have a really good relationship with Maryland’s offensive line coach [Tom Brattan].”
While Posey has yet to strike up a similar relationship with the LSU staff, his current head coach at Clarke Central, Leroy Ryals, has stayed in his ear about what the Tiger program has to offer.
“Coach Ryals was at LSU as the tight ends coach when Nick Saban was there,” Posey said. “He hasn’t really gone overboard about needing to go there, but he has told me that with the early decision, everything after that is my choice.
“I want to decide in May, but that doesn’t mean that things are definitively set,” he added. “If I need more time, I will take it. I am going to get on an official visit during our off-week next season, then maybe I will get some more trips worked in after that.”
Yet, can the Tigers and other suitors who have shown up late to the dance still make a lasting impression?
“Absolutely, which is what coach Ryals has been telling me to keep in mind,” Posey said. “It is always my choice to pick up the phone and call a staff and feel things out. I do want to know more about LSU and some of the other schools that are sending stuff. I am feeling it all out over this next month, for sure.”