Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast linebacker prospect Gary Tinsley still has two scholarship offers, including one from a Big Ten program and one from a Southeastern Conference program and is getting attention from at least a couple of other programs.
"Arkansas has offered me and Minnesota has offered me," the 6-foot-1, 220-pounder said. "With Arkansas, I really want to get out there and check out the campus. I haven't been there, but I like what I've seen on the Internet. Plus, coach Alex Wood is a real cool guy."
The Gophers also are a good option.
"I know that it's cold up there," he said. "But if I go the NFL, I am going to have to play in the cold, so it doesn't matter as much. Plus, I like coach Tim Cross a lot."
Tinsley doesn't have any additional offers to report.
"I have no new schools that have offered," he said. But there a lot of schools are still writing me and recruiting me."
Two schools in particular have been recruiting him hard and he feels they could be close to offering.
"Middle Tennessee State," he said. "They've been on me a lot recently. Also, Ole Miss keeps sending me a lot of stuff."
Tinsley, who plays weakside defensive end in high school, set a First Coast record for sacks last year with 17.
Tinsley is the nation's No. 35 inside linebacker prospect and the No. 86 overall prospect in the state of Florida according to Rivals.com.