Defensive end David Tinsley is part of a loaded roster at Seffner (Fla.) Armwood, which has helped him to receive attention from schools around the nation.
"Right now the schools that have officially offered me are Ohio University, Delaware, Central and Western Michigan, Youngstown (State), and Western Kentucky," Tinsley said. "Rutgers has been very consistent in their contact with me, I get a letter from them every week, and FAU has been down here to talk with my parents a couple of times."
The 6-foot-2, 250-pound defensive end is working on getting his official visits lined up for January.
"I am working on getting those organized but so far the only concrete ones that I have are Ohio the first week (of January) and Delaware the second week," Tinsley said. "I might take one more to maybe Central or Western Michigan, but that will probably be it."
The two schools that are set to receive official visits from Tinsley are also the schools currently at the top of his list.
"Right now I have a good relationship with Ohio and Delaware," Tinsley said.
Tinsley, who racked up 77 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, and seven sacks as a senior, talked a bit about why each of those schools are standing out to him.
"Delaware has sent two coaches down here, my recruiting coach and the defensive line coach to watch me practice during the season," Tinsley said. "They are calling me every week and talking to me. I have family up in Delaware so that is a good thing too."
"Ohio has been strong since recruiting first started," Tinsley said. "They were one of the first schools to ever talk to me. During the regular season and then the playoffs they had different coaches down here trying to recruit me. Their campus seems pretty nice."
When it comes to approaching a decision, Tinsley said he is approaching the process with guidance from past teammates.
"(Former Armwood players) Ryne Giddins and Petey (Smith), all of them, they have told me that every school pretty much has the same thing, it is about when you get up there and where you can see yourself for the next four years," Tinsley said. "So I just want to get up there to schools on visits and see what the environment is like and see if it is somewhere I can see myself for the next four years and be successful."
As for a decision, Tinsley said a decision could come after he wraps up his visits to Ohio and Delaware.
"I think it will probably be right after the visits," Tinsley said.
Academically, Tinsley is fully qualified with an adequate test score and GPA.