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Fowlkes is a sleeper no more

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College Park (Ga.) Banneker defensive end/wide receiver prospect Steven Fowlkes is a sleeper no more.
The 6-foot-5, 213-pound jumbo athlete has picked up multiple offers from Southeastern Conference and other BCS Conference programs in recent weeks, placing himself squarely in the category of major prospect.
"Recruiting has been going ok," he said. "I've got offers from Tennessee, Indiana, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisville and Minnesota."
The Vols and Tide were among the more recent. While most are recruiting Fowlkes as a defensive end, the Vols liked him on the other side of the ball.
"Tennessee offered me as a wide receiver," Fowlkes said. "We were doing 7-on-7 and I was playing wide receiver and they offered me on the spot. I really don't know too much about their program, but I plan on making a visit up there this summer."
Fowlkes added that he would prefer to play wide receiver in college.
Fowlkes has been to Tuscaloosa to check out Alabama.
"I know a lot about Alabama," Fowlkes said. "(Crimson Tide head coach) Nick Saban came by the school and watched me practice and that's how I got the offer. I've also been to the campus for an unofficial visit and they have nice facilities, things like that."
South Carolina also is a school Fowlkes commented on. The Gamecocks currently have signed two prospect from Banneker, defensive tackle Olufemi Ajiboye (2007) and cornerback Carlos Thomas (2005) during the tenure of current head coach Steve Spurrier.
"I have a couple of teammates up there," Fowlkes said. "I haven't been to the campus or anything, but I plan to take a visit up there this summer."
Currently, Fowlkes has no leader.
"None of the schools really stand out more than the others right now," he said. "I wouldn't put any at high interest right now."
Fowlkes does want to end the process in the coming months.
"I want to commit somewhere by the end of summer," he said.
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