Georgia's Junior OL likes Rocky Top

One of Georgia's top athletes in the class of 2011 is junior offensive lineman Watts Dantzler. The talented lineman has over 15 offers, including one from the University of Tennessee. Go "Inside" to get his thoughts on the Vols and if he has any early favorites.

When you're one of the top junior offensive linemen in the country, you have options, a lot of options.

For Dalton, Ga.'s Watts Dantzler, 15 options or offers to be exact.

Dantzler, a 6-foot-7, 310-pound lineman who has 5.15 40 speed, confirmed with InsideTennessee.com that he indeed has an offer and interest in the University of Tennessee.

"I have 15 offers right now," Dantzler said. "I have been to Tennessee a couple of times, one last year for the Alabama game and this past season for the Western Kentucky game."

He grew up rooting for one SEC team with good reason. His dad had a playing career for the Georgia Bulldogs.

"My dad played at Georgia," Dantzler said. "I grew up rooting for the Dawgs a lot. Once the recruiting process began, I have put being a fan aside. I want to approach this situation completely with an open mind."

Dantzler was impressed with a couple of things on his visits to Rocky Top.

"I like it a lot there," Dantzler said. "They have tons of fans; the game day atmosphere is incredible. Tennessee has the best indoor facility that I have seen so far."

Another reason that the talented offensive lineman has been impressed with the Vols is his recruiting coach Ed Orgeron.

"I haven't got a lot of opportunity to get to know Lane Kiffin and James Cregg yet," Dantzler explained. "I love Coach O a lot, he is a really neat guy, and he loves the University of Tennessee."

While many might think that Dantzler is a lock to Georgia, the big lineman explained that's not the case at all.

"I'm really very wide open," Dantzler said. "I want to give a lot of schools recruiting me the same opportunity to impress me. I plan on taking in a couple of spring games, junior days next month, hopefully a few camps this summer."

Schools that he plans on visiting this spring include Auburn, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama.


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