Varina Notes: The Latest on Rhodes, Juniors

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As Varina (VA) heads into its regular season finale tomorrow night, star senior defensive tackle recruit DeAntre Rhodes continues to keep quiet on his recruitment. There has been at least one new development in this recruitment, as the 6-3, 280-pound prospect recently scored another Division 1A offer.

“The only change is that Tennessee offered him,” Varina head coach Stu Brown said. “He really wanted that one, but other than that he hasn’t said anything. Nothing has changed. The kid literally doesn’t talk about recruiting right now.”

Asked whether or not the coaching situation at Tennessee has an impact, Brown said, “The Fulmer situation just happened and I haven’t been able to talk to him about it.”

Boston College, Clemson, East Carolina, Maryland, Michigan, Purdue, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Virginia Tech have offered Rhodes, but Coach Brown notes several schools in particular that are staying in the strongest contact.

“The ones contacting me the most are Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia Tech. And Virginia keeps in touch,” Brown said. “I’m not sure what that means, but I think those are the ones contacting the most.”

Rhodes made an unofficial visit to the University of Georgia for a game last month. It appears the visit went well, but was an offer been extended?

“He loved it,” Brown said. “He fell in love with the place. I know he enjoyed it, but they have not offered. I wouldn’t be surprised if they offered soon. Coach Ball consistently calls up here. The biggest thing now with Georgia is that it is hard for them to all sit down at a table and discuss kids.”

Rhodes has yet to visit either Virginia or Virginia Tech unofficially this fall, though he has visited both schools on previous occasions. Coach Brown is hoping the entire team will be in Blacksburg come next month.

“Hopefully, he’ll go to Virginia Tech on December 6th…that’s when the state championship is,” Brown said with a laugh. “We can all take official visits that weekend (laughs).”

Primarily a defensive tackle for most of the year, Rhodes has performed dominantly for the Blue Devils. He has recently started on both sides of the ball, something that will continue the rest of the season. On the

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