Lovejoy, Ga. running back Tashard Choice has had a list this season that pretty much contained anyone and everyone, but it appears his list is beginning to shorten. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound speedster has decided on a final seven teams, with two favorites.
" I would say that it's down to Alabama, Georgia Tech (offer), Florida, Virginia (offer), Notre Dame, Oklahoma, and Colorado. I'd probably have to say that Alabama and Georgia Tech are my leaders. Only two of those schools on my list have offered, but all the others have told me that they may offer. I've been sending a lot of film out and my coach has been inviting a lot of schools to come and watch me play and the interest is really starting to pick up."
"Coach Willingham from Notre Dame called the other day and he talked to my mom and told her that he wanted to offer me a scholarship, but I haven't heard back from him yet and I haven't gotten an official offer yet, but I've been feeling that one was coming for a while. Oklahoma came to the school last week and told me that they wanted to watch just a little more film before they offered, but that I could expect something soon."
"I’d say Alabama and Georgia Tech are my co-leaders, but if Alabama offers I would consider committing. Mike Heard and I are teammates and they have offered him a scholarship and we want to try to go somewhere together. I think that if Alabama offers me a scholarship, we would both commit soon after that. I really like them a lot. They have a great program and they are playing really well. They're Alabama, what else can you say."
The always talkative Choice elaborated on his visit to the Virginia-Georgia Tech game this past weekend.
"I was real impressed with both teams and both have offered me a scholarship. Of the two I like Tech a little better, but I am definitely still considering both schools. I had a really good time and I'm fixing to start setting up official visits. I know I'll take one to Georgia Tech and I may take one to Virginia as well."
At this point Choice stated of the eight schools in contention that Alabama, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, and Virginia made the cut as his top five and that those would be the most likely to get official visits.