At 5-foot-10, 184-pounds, Alphonzo Dennard is receiving plenty of Division I looks already.
"I'm hearing from LSU, Auburn, North Carolina State, Georgia Tech, Clemson and Georgia," said Dennard. "I haven't been to any Junior Days yet, but Florida and Georgia Tech invited me to come to theirs."
Dennard played cornerback and wide receiver for the Patriots, while also returning punts and kickoffs. He has an excellent combination of quickness, speed and strength. He runs the 40 in 4.40 seconds and has a 36-inch vertical, so the athleticism is there to play at the D-1 level.
"I think I did pretty good except for the vertical," said Dennard. "I think I can get higher on my vertical. The 40 yard dash (4.40) was my fastest time. I really hadn't been running the 40, so I didn't know what my time was going to be."
Offensively Dennard had 44 receptions for 826 yards and 11 touchdowns and averaged 18.8 yards per catch. However, most schools are recruiting him as a cornerback.
"I'll play wherever they put me," said Dennard. "Clemson said they would like to have me at cornerback. They said I would make a good cornerback up there. Coach Giff Smith (Georgia Tech) told me I could play either one at the next level, but he wanted me at cornerback too."
Dennard has a short list of four schools, but one stands alone at the top.
"I like Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida and Auburn, but Georgia is my favorite," he said.Alphonzo Dennard in action:
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