6-0, 195-pound Episcopal (VA) standout Danny Coale attended camps at the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech in recent weeks and, this past weekend, came away with his first official scholarship offer. Coale, a standout wide receiver, caught 27 passes for 780 yards and 14 touchdowns last season as a junior.
“Virginia Tech is my first offer, but UVa is strongly considering me for an offer,” Coale said. “N.C. State, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest are also interested.”
Coale received an offer from Virginia Tech on Saturday, following his performance in Tech’s senior camp. There, he ran a 4.42 in the 40-yard dash and was excellent in the one-on-one drills.
“I had a great time,” Coale said of his experience at Tech. “I loved the campus and I was impressed with the coaching staff.
“I feel I played pretty well. I ran good times in the morning, so I didn’t have to worry about that. I went up against some good competition and I did pretty well. The coaches said they were very impressed.”
Coale attended UVa’s camp last month.
“I went to the 7-on-7 passing camp and I went for one day of the instructional camp,” Coale said. “I got a text message [on Saturday night] from the wide receivers coach saying they were very impressed.”
The Episcopal standout is leaning towards staying in the state of Virginia. Is there a current leader among the two 1A programs?
“It’s hard to compare right now because I only have the one offer,” Coale said. “But, I do like the way Coach Foster is going about recruiting me. He’s been straightforward the entire time and I respect that. Tech has done everything right so far.”
A decision could come in the near future.
“I’ll probably make a decision sooner rather than later,” Coale said. “Tech is considered pretty highly right now.”
Danny has a brother, Kevin, who is on a lacrosse scholarship at the University of Virginia. Kevin has been very supportive throughout Danny’s recruiting process.
“He’s not pushing me anywhere,” Coale said. “He’ll be happy wherever I end up.”
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