Tre Sorrells busy traveling

Tre Sorrells, of Alcovy High School in Covington, Ga., is coming off a big junior season in which he broke the school rushing record. Despite a 1-9 season, Sorrells shined with 1,463 all-purpose yards and 10 touchdowns. This spring he's been busy checking out possible college destinations.

"This weekend I was at Clemson for the spring game," Tre Sorrells said. "It went great. I toured the campus and talked a little with the coaching staff, but I was mainly there to watch the game.

"I've been to Junior Day visits to South Carolina and Georgia Tech. Next Saturday I'm going to be at Charleston Southern, and June 13th I'm going to visit Western Kentucky. I'm also receiving interest from Mississippi State, The Citadel, and Middle Tennessee State. I've been getting letters from Tennessee."

Sorrells, 5-8.5, 180, who runs a 4.5 40-yard dash, thinks he's close to receiving his first offer from Middle Tennessee State and hopes to visit Murfreesboro this spring or early summer. He enjoys playing running back and wants to continue at the position in college.

"My freshman season I played the Y-back in our offense," said Sorrells. "As a sophomore I moved to tailback and had 919 yards and 10 touchdowns. This year I think I improved on my field vision and was quicker on my feet.

"In making my college decision, I want to see what running backs they have on the depth chart. I want a school with a good running back coach. I'm also looking for a good academic school. I'd like to major in Business. My father has gone with me on my visits. He likes all the schools we've been to. In the end it's going to be my decision on where I go. I want to find a good place and make it my home."

As a junior, Sorrells received All-Region (Georgia 3A-AAAA) recognition, was named All-Newton County, and participated in the inaugural 2011 AT&T Georgia Junior Bowl held at James Hallford Stadium (formerly Memorial Stadium). Although the Tigers just won one game in 2010, Sorrells believes there is reason for optimism for this year's team.

"I want to try to win a state championship," said Sorrells. "We were 1-9 last season, but we had a ton of injuries. We have a lot of good players coming back. Hopefully we can stay healthly and make a run at it."

In 2009 (Sorrells' sophomore year), the Tigers were 7-4, so last year may have been a bit of an aberration for them. In their final game of the 2010 season against Fayette County, Sorrells went for 201 rushing yards and one touchdown and added 10 tackles on defense. He surpassed Malachi Outlaw's school rushing record on a season with 1,257 yards.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution selected Sorrells as one of the top performers on the week in Georgia. At linebacker, Sorrells accounted for 31 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, and four tackles for loss. On special teams, he had 25.2 yards-per-return on kickoffs. Sorrells wears No. 2 for the Alcovy Tigers.

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