Tavares Kearney (LB, Tucker, GA) - The Rebels are looking for some immediate help at linebacker . One who fits the bill resides in Tucker (GA).

Kearney is scout.com's #26 nationally rated linebacker."> Tavares Kearney (LB, Tucker, GA) - The Rebels are looking for some immediate help at linebacker . One who fits the bill resides in Tucker (GA).

Kearney is scout.com's #26 nationally rated linebacker.">

Tavares Kearney names his Top 3

<a href="http://scout.scout.com/a.z?s=177&p=8&cfg=null&c=1&nid=1201644"><b>Tavares Kearney</b></a> (LB, Tucker, GA) - The Rebels are looking for some immediate help at linebacker . One who fits the bill resides in Tucker (GA). <br> <br> Kearney is scout.com's #26 nationally rated linebacker.

The following information was revealed during our interview with Tavares Kearney on January 6th:

What makes you such a good linebacker? "Just playing hard and having fun."

What are you working on for the next level? "My feet. I guess I need to gain some more weight too."

Which position are you being recruited to play on the next level? "Mainly linebacker, but I play DE and TE too."

What were your stats from this past season? "I had 97 tackles, 18 sacks, and 5 QB hurries."

Any awards? "I was Player of the Year in Dekaub county, and I was selected for the GA All-Star game."

Have you had any recent inhome visits? "South Carolina came to my school and met with my mother. I have not had anymore visits besides them. Coach Orgeron (Ole Miss) was suppose to be at the school last Wednesday, but he got tied up with the Countdown to Signing Day show. He told me he was coming by next week."

When did Ole Miss start contacting you? "It started a while back, but my recruiting coach, Coach Nunn, got fired. It slowed down after that, then they started calling me back right before Christmas."

Which schools are now at the top of your list? "South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, and Ohio State."

Have you set up your visits? I was going to South Carolina on January 7th and possibly Ohio State on January 14th and maybe North Carolina on the 21st. But, I only have one visit set up."

Are you leaning in any one direction? "South Carolina, Ohio State, and North Carolina. Those are my Top 3. They have stayed in contact with me."

What will you be looking for when it comes decision time? "Just the place where I want to be for the next 4 years. I want to get along with their players, coaches and be on tv a lot. I will also look at their depth chart.

Tavares carries a 2.5 GPA and a 820 SAT.

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