As a sophomore, Tatum had 125 tackles (85 solo), 10 sacks, seven forced fumbles, and four interceptions. He was named first team all-league and the defensive MVP of league.
"I will be at the Nike combine this weekend in Stanford," Tatum said. "I went to the U.S. Army All-American combine last weekend at Berkely. I did good. They wrote a big thing on me. They said that I was the MVP of the camp."
It's easy to see why. Tatum is 6-foot-2 and a shade over 220 pounds and runs a 4.5/40. With that frame and that athleticism that some of the nation's best teams are heading out to Oakland (Calif.) McClymonds to see Tatum.
"The evaluation period has been busy. All of the PAC10, Georgia, LSU, Ole Miss, Miami, Florida, and Nebraska have been to see me. Nebraska was just here yesterday. I am up to 19 offers."
Despite being in double-digit offers, Tatum has narrowed down the scope a little bit and is looking at a top eight. This list is subject to change and is in no particular order.
"I can give you like a top eight Miami, Tennessee, USC, Cal, LSU, Nebraska, Ole Miss, and Oregon."
Tatum followed up his top eight with these words on Nebraska, "They are re-building a little bit out there. I have spoke Coach Wagner and Coach Cosgrove from Nebraska. I really like their attitude and how they believe that they will be back to being a powerhouse."
While eight seem to be standing out to Tatum, only four seem sure to get official visits from Tatum so far, but none of them are set. "No not yet, I haven't set any up. I'm not so sure yet where I will go visit. I have to sit down and really think about it and talk it over about where I will go visit."
"I know I will probably take an official visit to Miami, USC, Tennessee and Cal. As far as Nebraska getting an official, I am weighing all of my options and am definitely considering them for that last spot."