July 23, 2009

Three in front for Tallman

When asked about favorites last month, Andrew Tallman listed Virginia as the school to beat at the top of his list. Things look a little bit more complicated now.

While the Cavaliers are still in an excellent position with Tallman -- and are still one of the schools to beat -- there's a little bit more competition.

The 6-foot-5, 237-pound defensive end from Dorchester (Mass.) Boston College High has been adding offers over recent weeks and months and that has made his decision more difficult.

"Right now my top three is probably Virginia, Miami and Utah," Tallman said. "They've all offered me."

What does he like about each of those schools?

"Well, I've already visited Virginia and I just love the campus. I love the coaches, too. Actually, I pretty much like everything that Virginia has to offer.

"I still haven't visited Utah or Miami but I like them. Miami has been a little down the last few years but I'm sure they're on the rise. They're definitely coming back.

"Utah last year was just awesome. They did amazing things going undefeated and then beating Alabama. That was great, especially for a team in the Mountain West. They've really impressed me."

Tallman has also received offers from SMU, Tulane and New Hampshire. While he isn't ruling any other schools out of the equation, the three he mentioned are the ones that are likely to host Tallman for official visits. He may only take those three, as he plans on making his decision sometime around the middle of his senior season.

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