A new school has entered the race for Brookville (Lynchburg, VA) offensive lineman Devin Bolling . Virginia Tech, which just increased its interest level in the 6-5, 270-pound senior, is reviewing film and could be on the verge of offering the talented recruit.
“I’m hearing things, like they might offer me a gray-shirt, but I’m not sure,” Bolling said. “I gave Coach Stinespring more film on Saturday and he said they would take a look and get back with me.”
Bolling traveled to Blacksburg on Saturday and was in attendance for Tech’s 20-17 win over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. He enjoyed his experience, which he says was his first at Virginia Tech.
“It was nice,” Bolling reflected. “The campus is nice. The game was real hyped and live. The atmosphere was great. It seemed like all the fans knew me. They would tell me to come to Tech. That was cool.”
Bolling certainly is interested in the Hokies, although he has not seriously thought about the gray-shirt option and isn’t sure if that would be a factor in his college decision.
“I don’t know too much about it,” Bolling said. “I know I would enroll in the spring instead of the fall and I would enroll in 2010. That’s all I know right now.”
Elon, Middle Tennessee State and Stony Brook recently offered Bolling, who now boasts 13 official scholarship offers in total. Army, Connecticut, East Carolina, Marshall, Ohio and Richmond, among others, had offered previously. Also last week, Boston College, Virginia and Wake Forest requested and received senior footage of Bolling’s senior season.
UVa and Wake Forest have seriously courted the versatile lineman throughout the spring and summer and are now evaluating senior film. Today, UVa head coach Al Groh is expected to be in Lynchburg for further evaluation.
“I have not heard from Wake Forest. I have heard from UVa,” Bolling said. “Coach [Al] Groh is coming by our school on Monday to watch our practice.”
Despite the rocky start to the 2008 season, Virginia remains a program Bolling is very much interest in.
“I still like UVa and am interested in UVa,” Bolling said. “Even though they have started off slow, I still like them.”
Stay tuned for more this evening, as we will check in with Bolling to find out the latest with his situation with UVa and to learn whether or not he has heard more from Virginia Tech...
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