With around 40 written scholarship offers, Good Counsel (Wheaton, MD) linebacker Akeem Hebron has established himself as one of the top prospects in the country. Unfortunately for most of those schools, it appears he has focused his recruitment to a select number of schools.
“Basically, Florida and Georgia are my top two schools,” said Hebron, who has family in the state of Georgia. “I think Georgia and Florida stand out because I have good relationships with the coaches. I talk to each of them pretty much every week. I really like the assistant coaches from both schools. And I like coach [Urban] Meyer’s personality. He’s aggressive and I like that in a coach. Coach [Mark] Richt is cool, too. He’s real calm.”
The 6-1 ½, 200-pound prospect plans to visit each of his top two schools this summer. It is possible a commitment could come from the trips.
“I’m visiting Georgia on July 8th and sometime after I’m visiting Florida,” Hebron said. “If one of those schools stands out, I might go ahead and commit.”
A commitment before the start of his senior season is a possibility, but Hebron may be leaning towards taking official visits. “I kind of do want to take my five official visits,” Hebron said. “My five would be to [Georgia, Florida], LSU, Oklahoma and Virginia Tech.”
When asked if these are the only five schools he’s considering, Hebron replied “Those five are it, really.”
Virginia Tech, led by primary recruiter Billy Hite, remains in contention. What does he think of the Hokies right now?
“I think Virginia Tech is a good school,” Hebron said. “They are in the ACC and they would be the school closest to home, so it wouldn’t be hard for my family to come see me play. They are the only school I’m looking at that’s really close to my home.”
Hebron has never visited Virginia Tech. He hopes to this summer, but says he may not be able to make it.
Hebron is being recruited by all schools to play linebacker. He showed off his physical skills at the PSU Nike camp this year, when he benched 185 pounds 18 times, ran a personal best 4.4 flat in the 40-yard dash and posted a vertical leap of 35.5 inches.
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