Dooley invades Athens GA to offer Posey

Derek Dooley is becoming a thorn in the side of Georgia Bulldog fans. He took the No. 1 player out of the Peach State in this past class and now he is invading the Dawg's own back yard, offering Athens Clarke Central's Alan Posey. Posey list the Vols in his top five favorites, especially after picking up an official offer from Dooley on Saturday. Go "Inside" for the latest on Posey.

Georgia fans have always loved the named Dooley.

That might not be the case anymore.

Derek Dooley took the No. 1 player out of the Peach State in this past recruiting class when five star wide out Da'Rick Rogers chose the Vols over the Dawgs.

Dooley apparently is back at again.

He returned to his high school roots to offer Athens Clarke Central High School star lineman Alan Posey.

Posey admits it's pretty neat coming from the same high school as Dooley and Vols Defensive line coach Chuck Smith.

"We had a lot to talk about," Posey told InsideTennessee.com. "Being from the same high school as Coach Dooley and Coach Smith is pretty cool. We have a lot in common."

Going into the Dawg's own backyard may become a little nerve racking for the Georgia coaching staff. They lost several key players to Tennessee in this past class and it appears the end may not be in near sight.

"Tennessee is definitely in my top five favorites," Posey said. "When they offered me yesterday it was like getting an early birthday present."

Posey celebrated his birthday Sunday with his fifth official offer in hand.

"Right now my top five are Clemson, Tennessee, Maryland, Georgia Tech and Cincinnati," Posey explained. "Tennessee moved up after yesterday's offer, it was a pleasant surprise."

Posey admits growing up a Georgia fan, but feels a little slighted by the lack of attention he has received from his home town team.

"Yeah growing up I always thought I would want to play for Georgia," Posey admitted. "They haven't showed me much attention or a lot of love. That's ok; I thought about it, why would I want to stay home for another four or five years when I can get out of Athens."

Posey does like the thought of playing close to home, something that Tennessee would offer him.

"It's a great location," Posey said. "My grandmother lives in Chattanooga. I could go home on the weekends and be back at Tennessee on Sunday night. Plus I would get to play Georgia every year and help the Vols beat the Dawgs. That would be pretty nice."

Posey was impressed with Coach Dooley and the plans the first year head coach has for the program.

"You can tell he knows what he is doing," Posey said. "I definitely have a lot of interest in Tennessee. I liked it a lot there."


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