The class of 2010 in North Carolina is proving to be quite deep and one of the state’s top rising seniors is Greensboro Dudley’s David Amerson. The 6-1, 180 pound safety has good size and proven to be a ball-hawking defensive back that thrives on contact.
As a junior, Amerson tallied 60 tackles and nine interceptions while helping Dudley to a perfect 16-0 record and state championship. On the recruiting front, Amerson’s offer sheet has ballooned in recent weeks which has helped solidify his position as one of North Carolina’s most sought-after prospects.
At the Scout.com combine held last Sunday in Charlotte, Amerson talked about his most recent offers.
“I think I’m up to 15 offers now,” said Amerson. “The latest ones were Kentucky, South Carolina and Stanford.
“I just went to Virginia Tech (Saturday) and NC State and Louisville came by the school and I got a chance to talk to all the coaches from NC State. I now consider State to be in my top three. The other two would be Virginia Tech and Notre Dame.”
Amerson talked about his recent visit to Blacksburg.
“It was pretty good up at Virginia Tech,” he said. “I was there for the spring game and there were a lot of fans there. I like their fan base because they’re dedicated to the football program and the coaches are pretty cool. It went pretty good there.”
Notre Dame offered back in March and that interest definitely caught Amerson’s eye. Although he’s yet to make a visit to South Bend, Amerson says the Irish have done the best job of keeping in touch with him so far.
“Coach (Corwin) Brown from Notre Dame is real cool and I can say he stays in touch with me the most. We email each other a lot and he’s coming down this week so I’ll have a chance to talk to him.”
NC State’s efforts are being headed up by defensive back’s coach Mike Reed and a visit to Dudley last week caught Amerson by surprise somewhat.
“With NC State, I like coach Reed,” he said. “As a matter of fact, what really stood out when they came to my school, a school will usually send just one coach and they actually had four coaches there and that meant a lot to me and they told me I mean a lot to their program. Like I said, I really like coach Reed because he’s a down to earth guy. I get along with him well.”
Amerson said he would like to make a decision before the start of the 2009 season. When he makes his choice, there will be several factors he’ll have under heavy consideration.
“I would like to make a decision sometime this summer but if I don’t know, I don’t want to rush it because it’s a big decision.
“I definitely want to get on the field early and coach Reed said I would have a chance at doing that so that’s why they’re (State) one of my top choices.
“Plus, I like to base it off if the team is close because if I’m away from home, I’ll feel comfortable with that team and the coaches. That will be an important decision and education will also be an important part of it. I’m thinking about majoring in engineering but I’m still undecided.”
Amerson added that he has at least a few trips planned before the end of the summer.
“I know I’m going to Notre Dame and I’ll be getting back to NC State soon. I also plan to get up to Louisville.”