Royal Having A Good Summer

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Eddie Royal recently received his second official scholarship offer, with Kent State joining Marshall as the only schools to offer the talented Westfield (Chantilly, VA) wide receiver. Royal, however, expects to receive more offers once he achieves the necessary qualifications in the classroom.

The MVP of the Nike Camp certainly has the talent to compete on any level, and is confident he will meet NCAA eligibility standards.

“There’s no doubt in my mind that I will be eligible,” said Royal. “Hopefully more schools will offer me then. I finished strong last semester and am doing very well this summer.”

Many schools are heavily recruiting Royal, who claims to be wide open at this point in the recruiting process. Though he is open to any school, he did mention the programs that seem to be recruiting him the hardest.

“UVA, Virginia Tech, South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee, Pittsburgh, and Penn State are the other teams (besides Marshall and Kent State) recruiting me the hardest,” said Royal. “I’m pretty wide open in terms of favorites though.”

Both in-state programs, Virginia and Virginia Tech, are heavily in the running at this point. Royal attended camp at Virginia and hopes to participate in the Virginia Tech camp later on this month.

The experience in Charlottesville was a good one for Royal. He enjoyed the level of competition.

“It was a lot of fun,” said Royal of his UVA camp experience. “I played against some really competitive people and probably some of the biggest corners I’ve ever played against. They tried to jam me (during one-on-one drills), but luckily I had the speed to make it off the line.

“Coach [Al] Golden said I played the way I needed to play in order to earn a scholarship offer.”

Royal expects to attend camp for at least one day in Blacksburg. He does not have any more camp plans this summer, and looks to concentrate on summer school and preparing for his senior season. He hopes to make a decision on a school during his senior season.

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