UM Likes Small School OL

When you play at the 1A level in Florida, it's often hard to get recognized -- even if your team wins the state championship. For Lakeland (Fla.) Evangel Christian two-way lineman Dustin Anglin, that's kind of been the case.

"This is a small school but we're definitely going in the right direction," Anglin said. "Last year to start spring we had 13 guys and we ended up winning a state championship in December. This year we had 30 plus to start spring."

Dustin Anglin, 6-foot-5 and 280 pounds, played both ways as a junior last season and was a first team All-State pick after the season. He dominated the competition on offense and finished with 138 tackles and 14 sacks while playing defense.

"I'll probably end up playing offense in college," he said. "If you watch us, everything goes behind me on offense. I can get downfield, pull, all of that."

The talented lineman doesn't have any offers yet but several schools are showing strong interest.

"Some of them say they're just waiting until I get my test scores in," he said. "I went to Alabama's Junior Day and had a great time. They're number one on my list right now. I talked to a coach from Miami. He said they were real excited about me and said he loved my highlight film. He said he'll be back to watch my spring game. LSU and Georgia Tech have also been in contact. After Alabama, I like Florida State, Georgia Tech, Florida, and Miami. Alabama's also scheduled to come for my spring game."

The talented lineman spoke more about the Hurricanes.

"Miami's a great school and they've always had a good program," he said. "They're very competitive every year and I had a chance to go there for Junior Day and really liked the school, the facilities, and everything."

Anglin plans on attending the All-American Combine at FAU on May 13, where he hopes to showcase his skills alongside many other elite linemen from across the state.

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