Redd Enjoying Process

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Elizabethton (TN) DE/LB prospect Vince Redd has taken three official visits and has two more in the next two weeks.

One of the most highly recruited players in Tennessee, Redd will take his time before making one of the biggest decisions of his life.

“I probably won’t decide until after signing day,” said Redd. “Everything’s going good right now. I’m not really getting tired of the [recruiting] process or anything like that.”

Redd recently returned from his Arkansas official visit, and appeared to enjoy the trip.

“Arkansas was a good visit,” said Redd. “I enjoyed it, and I enjoyed talking to the people.”

He has already been to Virginia and Virginia Tech with his first two official visits. With most of these visits being very similar, Redd knows specifically what he is looking for and what will help him make his final decision.

“The first thing I look for is the lay of the town,” said Redd. “Academics is another thing because I want to major in Criminal Justice. I also want to know how much playing time I can get. I don’t want to red-shirt.”

Redd has continued to keep an open mind about all five of the schools he is visiting. According to the talented prospect, no one school has jumped out into the lead, not even home-state school Tennessee.

“I don’t have a leader,” said Redd, who will visit South Carolina this weekend and Tennessee on January 24th. “I am keeping an open mind throughout my visits. I’m trying to figure out what’s the best situation for me.”

As a linebacker for Elizabethton, Redd made 104 tackles and had two interceptions during his senior season. At 6-7, 240 pounds, he has played linebacker throughout his high school career.

He is being recruited by four of his top five schools as a defensive end. The exception is the University of Virginia, who wants him as an outside linebacker. The position that he plays in college is not a big deal in terms of his decision making process.

“I’ve played linebacker all of my life, but I don’t care what position I play in college,” said Redd. “I just want to play early.”

A dual-sport star, Redd hopes to play both football and basketball in college. All of his favorites have told him he can play basketball.

Redd doesn’t appear to favor anyone at this point and is gathering information on each of his visits. He is taking a