A member of the Rivals.com Georgia Top 50
team has seen his stock continue to rise through the summer with a number of new
scholarship offers and top programs taking interest.
Tashard Choice, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound running back, is now sporting 10
offers, including: Auburn, Penn State, Boston College, Stanford, Duke, Tulane,
Middle Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest and Wofford.
But it's a handful of other teams in regular contact that
has his attention.
"Notre Dame has taken a real big interest in the last month
or so," Choice said. "They want to see what I'm going to do the first two or
three games this season, then they made it sound like they might offer.
"I was real excited about that, real enthusiastic. We've
got one of our players there now, and they're recruiting a couple of other guys
I know, so I'd definitely be interested to see what they're all about."
Alabama, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Kentucky, Ole Miss,
Mississippi State, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Colorado, Kansas and Pittsburgh
are among the other teams showing heightened interest of late.
"I like those SEC schools a lot," Choice said. "You can't
get any better than the SEC. Alabama has great tradition and have put out a lot
of great running backs. Ole Miss is a place I've visited before. I love the city
of Oxford and how the college is the city, more or less. The people there
really rally around the team and give them great support. Kentucky is a new team
recruiting me. One of their coaches came by the school the other day and sent
word that they liked me a lot. They've got one of my old teammates there now,
Antoine Huffman, and he says it's a really nice program."
Georgia Tech, however, appears to be the leader for his
services, although he prefers to stay "open right now."
"I really would prefer to stay close to home. Georgia Tech
is just 15 mintues away and has a lot of things I like, but if the situation is
right, I may go away from here," he said. "It's probably too early to say. I
want to go visit some places and want to give everyone a chance to see me this
As a junior, Choice rushed for 900 yards on only 185
carries and scored 17 touchdowns. He also had 482 yards in kick returns.