DT Pressley Considering Final Visits

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DeMario Pressley ‘s first official visit, which was last weekend to NC State, went very well. The 6-4, 290 pound All-American looks forward to his remaining four official visits, three of which have not been set.

“It was a real good experience,” Pressley said of his trip to NC State. “Everything was nice. I’m actually still resting up from it. My host Mario Williams and he was a cool guy. My parents went with me, and they liked it.

“I look forward to the other ones in the future. I have set up one to UNC Chapel Hill on January 9th. I don’t have any others set up.”

As many as six schools remain in contention for the remaining three official visit spots. Of the group, Florida State is likely to receive an official visit because of Pressley’s relationship with the coaches. The other two appear more uncertain.

“I’m considering Tennessee, Virginia, Florida State, Oklahoma State, and Oklahoma I guess,” Pressley said. “I’ll try to have all of them set by Christmas.”

From Pressley’s statement, Virginia remains in this recruiting race. Led by Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach Ron Prince, the Cavaliers are putting forth their best pitch to try and land the coveted blue-chipper.

“Virginia is being considered,” Pressley said. “When I went to their summer camp, I liked it. The campus was nice. Coach Prince came by my school last week. He was telling me how the program needs me, and he said that they are recruiting me to play end, not tackle. It doesn’t matter to me really…I like end and tackle.”

This week, DeMario mentioned Tennessee and North Carolina as teams coming for in-home visits. He did not know if there were other programs scheduled to visit.

Next week, he is scheduled to participate in the North Carolina/South Carolina Shrine Bowl Classic held on Saturday, December 20th. Pressley may be unable to play, however, as he is still nursing an injury from his senior season.

“I talked with my coach, and I might not play,” Pressley said. “I’m still going but I just might not play. I had an injury to my quad and it’s not getting better. They say it’s a bruise, but I’m going to get it checked out. I don’t want to go play if I’m not 100%. I don’t want to look bad out there.”

No doubt fans will be disappointed if Pressley