Northern Durham (Durham, NC) linebacker Chase Bullock has set three official visits, with Maryland, Virginia, and South Carolina being the destinations. He may take his final two officials, but is unsure right now.
“I’m going to Maryland on December 6th, Virginia on January 16th, and South Carolina on January 23th,” said Bullock. “I might take two more. I’m looking at Clemson, NC State, Georgia Tech, and West Virginia. It’s mainly between the three I’ve set visits for though.”
Bullock, a 6-3, 223 pound linebacker who could play inside or outside in college, wants to play as a true freshman. Playing time is one of the reasons Bullock has decided to open up his recruitment when it appeared he might commit to Virginia.
“I took another look at Virginia’s roster, and they have a lot of great linebackers that are freshmen,” said Bullock. “I really want to play my first year. I know I probably couldn’t start because it’s a whole different game in college, but I at least want to contribute. I just wasn’t 100 percent sure about Virginia so I decided to hold off.”
Though he decided not to commit to the Cavaliers, Virginia remains very much in the mix. He mentioned what he likes about each of his three top programs.
“Maryland has really recruited me hard for a long time,” said Bullock. “They said I am the top guy on their board for their sam linebacker position. They are bringing in a lot of linebackers this year and they want me to be one of them.
“South Carolina has just started to recruit me hard. I don’t think I was too well known before the season, so it won’t matter that they are coming in late. In fact, Coach [Dave] Roberts came to see me play the other week. They said I could come in and play early.
“I really like the linebacker tradition at Virginia. I like Coach Groh a lot, and I know the coaching staff really well.”
Bullock says that all three schools are even at this point. A decision will come after his visits, and it might come before the New Year depending on how Northern Durham does in the playoffs.
“I might decide a lot earlier than February, depending on how we do in the playoffs,” said Bullock. “The Virginia and South Carolina visits might be moved up. I’m going to make my visits – they are all at the top right...
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