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6-5, 310-pound Hylton (Woodbridge, VA) offensive line recruit William Alvarez has seen his recruitment explode during the month of May. He entered the evaluation period with single-digit offers, but has since seen his offer list easily reach double-digits and the number keeps growing.
“It’s been exciting,” Hylton head coach Lou Sorrentino said.
Alvarez has offers from schools in the ACC, Big East, Big 10 and SEC. Florida, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina, N.C. State, Penn State, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia are among the programs that have offered. A new major Division 1A program came in yesterday as well.
“LSU offered [yesterday],” Sorrentino said. “I knew they were coming in. I think they wanted to eyeball Will a little bit because they had seen him on film. When the guy left he told me they were going to offer him. Basically, Will passes the eyeball test and has been doing so all month.”
Alvarez has added 10 pounds of muscle since last season, moving his weight up to 310 pounds. Coaches have been extremely impressed with the way he looks in person, which has been a big reason for the amount of offers that have come in.
”He looks good,” Sorrentino said. “I think when they see him in person his stock goes up even further. He’s a good athlete. He’s just still learning the game. He’s a real raw kid who just played offensive line really for the first time last year. I think everybody sees a big upside to him. He’s got a little nastiness in him. I think he could play any of the five spots on the offensive line.”
Sorrentino praised Alvarez for the way he has handled the increased attention.
”I think he’s doing a great job,” Sorrentino said. “I think he’s got a lot of people around him to help him stay grounded. The big thing is that he’s got work to do outside of this like to get qualified. He’s got good offers, so the point now is for him to look at what’s important and maybe think about narrowing it down.”
Alvarez has been keeping a list of positives for each program that has offered, something he hopes will help when it comes time to narrow his list. There is no timeline in place in terms...
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