May 27, 2012
Big Florida OL, picks up offer from Army
Big offensive tackle Dakota Deyent has pulled down his first college offer and he couldn't be more excited as the 6-foot-4, 290 pounder out of Tallahassee (Fl.) Lincoln High School is also looking forward to the upcoming 2012 senior season, as he discussed his recent offer.
"I'm very excited about my offer from Army," shared Deyent, who declared that most of the schools are looking at him as a left tackle
"Coach Holmes came down to talk to me and they were talking to me with my friend Huff (Trevin), who is a graduating senior and is already committed to Army. When Coach Holmes came to our school, we met in my coaches offices. It was with me, my head coach, Huff was there and he told me how much they wanted me.
So was his former high school teammate and close friend surprised to learn of Deyent's offer from the Black Knights? "Huff knows I have an offer from Army and he mentioned it on Facebook, but we haven't talked about it too much though," says Deyent, who says he has developed a good rapport with Holmes.
"The first time I met him was when he came down last week. He's a pretty cool guy and it's going well and I plan on going to Army for one of my official visit."
As mentioned, Deyent's first offer came from the Black Knights, it appears that they will have plenty of company when it comes to grasping the attention of the big offensive lineman.
"I'm hearing from a lot of schools and talk to Michigan, USF, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Clemson, South Carolina, Tennessee, FSU and others," he adds. "Tennessee and FSU seem very interested."
But Deyent hasn't lost sight of the 2012 season and shared his level of optimism on the Lincoln squad that will be returning this season.
"We look good and we have a lot of upcoming people," states Deyent, who team went 9-2 last season. "I see how they want to work for it and keep the tradition going, so I'm pretty excited about this year."
So what are some of the qualities that Deyent is looking for in a college? "I'm looking for a school that has a good Christian base, good academics and I'm also interested in the medical program," says Deyent.
GoBlackKnights.com will continue to follow Deyent's recruiting throughout his senior campaign.
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