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6-5, 305-pound Hylton (Woodbridge, VA) standout offensive lineman William Alvarez is starting to garner more and more out-of-state attention according to head coach Lou Sorrentino. But the local schools – Maryland, Virginia and Virginia Tech – are certainly doing a good job early of showing interest. All three have offered scholarships.
“All of the schools involved have been positive, especially the local schools,” Sorrentino said. “They are the three closest schools and those three have done a good job of showing interest. I know he likes the local schools and they like him. He’s just starting to receive more national interest. I’ve been playing phone tag with Florida recently.”
This spring, Alvarez, who recently added an official offer from Temple, plans on making several unofficial visits to schools for spring practice. Is there a chance he could decide early after taking these trips?
“Some decide early, some don’t,” Sorrentino said. “The last time we talked, he hadn’t made a decision about that. I told him he should focus on raising his grades first and foremost, so I think that’s what he’s doing now. We are going to be visiting some schools during our spring break. Visiting schools for practices should be a good opportunity for him to find out more about the schools and he’s looking forward to that.”
Alvarez has been in contact with all three of the local programs, but he hasn’t visited all three just yet. He has visited Maryland (junior day) and UVa (summer camp) but has not been to Virginia Tech.
“He talked to coach Groh recently and also talked to the new offensive line coach,” Sorrentino said. “He said he likes the new offensive line coach there. Coach Foster is still the guy who recruits our school for Virginia Tech, but Virginia Tech is the one of the three local schools William hasn’t been to. Maryland has been in close contact.”
A reason some more schools may not have jumped into the mix scholarship offer-wise is because Alvarez does have to raise his grades. He is working hard to do so and has done a good job this year.
“William has to improve academically, so some teams are waiting to see how he does until May,” Sorrentino said. “Penn State said they like him but they want to come back in...
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