Ole Miss among Offers for Swedish Foreign-Exchange Student Kevin Dillman

By Patrick Schmidt
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Ole Miss, Arkansas and Tennessee are three SEC schools to offer class of 2015 quarterback, Kevin Dillman (LaMirada, Ca. La Mirada), which is pretty impressive considering he only attempted two passes last season for the Matadors.

The three offers from SEC are just the beginning for the Swedish native, who already holds double-digit offers to play quarterback after serving as a jack-of-all-trades athlete last season. You know you have serious potential when the SEC, Clemson and Florida State from the ACC, and six schools (including UCLA) from the Pac 12 are in hot pursuit.

Dillman will have two impressive targets to throw the football to when spring practice kicks off in a few weeks in four-star wide receiver Dallis Todd and tight end Tyler Luatua, who is ranked by 247Sports.com as the best at his position.

Both stand taller than 6-foot-4’ and should aid in the development of Dillman as he gets comfortable in his position, while also providing a good example how to handle all the limelight that comes with this process.

It takes a rare talent to receive this much attention before even starting a game, and Dillman is taking the right approach by listening to his coaches, and focusing on being the best teammate he can be while remaining grounded. His attitude and composure in this situation bodes well when he is facing an all-out blitz or a two-minute situation with his team trailing by four.

The 6-foot-4, 210-pound signal-caller shouldn’t have to concentrate on playing special teams or defense any longer, but being the kind of teammate he is, he wouldn’t hesitate to do so if it helped the Matadors get a win.

The race for Dillman is just getting underway and the three SEC teams are hoping that by getting in the race early, they will be in the race at the end. The Rebels were among the first to offer Dillman all the way back in May of 2012. It’s not often that the SEC looks to the west coast for their quarterbacks, which should tell you how much they think of his potential.

He’s already come from Sweden to California, and the southeast could be the next stop for this foreign-exchange student that is making quite the name for himself on the gridiron.

Patrick’s a college football writer for Rant Sports and radio host on Sportstownchicago.com. Follow him on Twitter and add him to your Google network.

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