Dublin Focusing on two conferences

Originally from New Jersey, Walter Dublin stands in at 6-foot-3 and 235-pounds, while playing a host of positions for Sarasota HS (Sarasota, FL) including defensive end, defensive tackle, and fullback. Holding around 30 scholarship offers, Dublin states he is leaning toward two conferences.

Walter Dublin holds somewhere around 30 scholarship offers. With offers from a number of schools including Ohio State, Nebraska, Clemson, Minnesota, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Kentucky, Rutgers, Connecticut, South Florida, Central Florida, and West Virginia, Dublin has begun to narrow down his list.

Indeed, Dublin recently payed a visit to Big 10 country where he had a chance to visit Iowa. Dublin's impression of Iowa was a favorable one and it seems that the Big 10 school will be one of the big players with a solid chance of landing the DE prospect.

After Dublin's trip to Iowa, things took a turn for the worse.

"I chip-fractured my ankle. I'm on crutches and a cast," stated Dublin.

"It happened the week after my official to Iowa. It happened on the fourth play of the game. I was chasing after the ball-carrier and I landed wrong on it."

Depending on how quickly Dublin heals he may be back in time to participate in his squad's playoff run, providing they win a few games without him first.

Dublin's list of favorites currently includes Minnesota, Ohio State, Florida, Ole Miss and Iowa. Dublin stated that the list is not etched in stone and may change with time.

One of the schools recruiting Dublin is the New Jersey based school, Rutgers.

"I talk to them a little. I haven't talked to them in the past week or so though."

Is Rutgers one of the schools that he would pay more attention to if they would push a little harder?

"I've kind of started to lean toward the bigger schools. I have been focusing a little more on the Big 10 and the SEC more," stated Dublin.

Likely a signing day decision, Dublin states that he is considering "tradition" and "competition" as two important criteria for which to base his decision on.

For now, the playoffs and support of his teammates are on the forefront of his mind.

"We're looking to get a state championship."

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