Interest coming Dan-Fodio’s way
Akil Dan-Fodio
South Recruiting Manager
Posted Dec 4, 2009

Akil Dan-Fodio is a dual-threat junior quarterback out of Stone Mountain (GA) Redan and he is being recruited by a number of programs across the country. This is new name to many, but he doesn’t plan for it to be that way for long.

“I don’t have any offers yet, but I am getting interest from Georgia, Clemson, Miami, Syracuse, Stanford, Tennessee, Florida, North Carolina State, Alabama, Vanderbilt, and Florida State,” said Akil Dan-Fodio.

“Clemson is probably showing me the most interest and they have talked to me about offering before. Tennessee is showing me a lot too and they say they like me a lot. I am just waiting for that first offer to come.”

Dan-Fodio is a 6-foot-3, 210 pound junior out of Stone Mountain (GA) Redan and he can hurt defenses with both his arm and legs.

He feels that will help him pick up a number of offers.

“I am a dual-threat guy, but I would rather pass first because of my arm strength. I can run too (claims a 4.6 in the 40 yard dash) and I can make plays when a planned pay breaks down. I need to improve making reads and being more accurate, but I think what I can will lead to my offers.”

Even though he will be happy with any offer he gets, Dan-Fodio does have a preference when talking future systems he could play in.

“I would like to play in a spread system because I think I could do best there, but I could play in any type of system really,” said the junior Raider. “I would like to be able to throw it around a lot and run some option too. I just think that style fits what I do.”

A school that does not run the spread is a school that he grew up following. It is a home state school and he has a lot of interest in them.

“It is going to be hard to narrow things down when things pick up, but a school I know I like a lot is Georgia. I am from Georgia so I grew up a Georgia fan. I camped over at Georgia last summer and I worked with Coach [Mike] Bobo and he taught me a lot. I liked working with him and I thought I played well in front of him. They always have so much talent there, but I think I could fit in there.”

Look for interest in Dan-Fodio pick up in the coming months and into the spring when coaches see him live at spring practice.

Chad Simmons is the Recruiting Manager for the South Region and he can be reached at

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