Bainbridge (Ga.) linebacker Darryl Gamble, who also shares time at safety, is quickly becoming one of the fastest rising prospects in the Southeast region.
At 6-foot-2, 215 pounds, many college coaches have seen in Gamble the ability to play not only at the linebacker spot, but in the secondary at strong safety. The four-star rated player, who prefers the secondary spot, has plenty to choose from at that position considering Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Maryland, Marshall, Alabama, Ole miss, and NC State have all offered.
"My top five hasn't really changed," Gamble said. "It's still Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee just like it was. Really, it's because of how good those teams are and that they're going to put me at safety."
"That's really where I would prefer to be."
Georgia, South Carolina, and Clemson are what Gamble reported as the three schools he will most likely visit during the fall. The other two spots are up for grabs.
"I really want to see those three campuses," Gamble said. "Plus, Georgia is probably recruiting me the hardest right now. They send a lot handwritten stuff, probably three letters a week."
The hardest recruiter may in fact be the school that ends up with the commitment. That's exactly what this defender is looking for in a college.
"The biggest thing for me is for a school to show a lot of interest with me," Gamble said. "If a school really pushes to get me up there by writing letters, then that hits home for me."
Georgia camp was the only event he took part in this summer. As for now, he's just focusing on his team.
"We've been doing a whole lot of stuff with 11-on-11 drills, pass skeletons, and pushing ourselves in the weight room," he said. "We start earlier than everybody else, so we're definitely getting the work in."
Gamble is rated as the No. 16 overall prospect in the state of Georgia.