St. Xavier Star to Visit Virginia, Virginia Tech

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One of the nation’s top defensive end prospects in the 2009 class will tour the state of Virginia’s two major Division 1A programs this weekend. St. Xavier (Cincinnati, OH) star Pat Muldoon , a 6-4, 265-pound rising senior, has top offers from all over the country including Alabama, Boston College, Iowa, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Stanford, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin, among others.

“He is going to visit Virginia and Virginia Tech this weekend. I actually think he may be leaving [for the state of Virginia early this morning or last night],” St. Xavier head coach Steve Specht said. “I have no idea which school he is visiting first.”

A 3-year starter, Muldoon is coming off an outstanding junior season in which he racked up 75 tackles including 16 tackles-for-loss and 12 sacks. Coach Specht describes his star as “a high energy, high motor guy” who “may have the most explosive first step of any other defensive lineman I’ve ever coached.”

Muldoon has seen many colleges in person already, including Boston College, Iowa, Notre Dame and Ohio State. This weekend’s visits will be the first time he has ever visited either Virginia or Virginia Tech.

At this point, a summer decision is not in the plans.

“From my last conversation with Patrick, he still wanted to wait and take those five official visits before he committed,” Specht said.

St. Xavier boasts one of the top varsity football programs in the nation. After an undefeated 15-0 season in 2007, the program was ranked fifth in the nation in USA Today’s Super 25.