Bolling Earns VT Offer

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Brookville (Lynchburg, VA) offensive lineman Devin Bolling knew something was up yesterday. He said his friend and teammate, Logan Thomas (a VT commit), was “smiling all day long.” He could tell the coaches knew something. He was right, and yesterday afternoon he was clued in that Virginia Tech had offered a full scholarship.

“I was pretty excited,” said the 6-5, 270-pound senior, who is Brookville’s starting left tackle. “I’m glad. I’m still going to talk it over with my mom and dad and coaches and see what school is best for me.”

Virginia Tech is the latest offer for Bolling, who also boasts offers from Boston College, Connecticut, East Carolina and Marshall, among others. Offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring indicated that the Tech offer could be a regular offer or a grey-shirt offer depending on the scholarship numbers, but that does not make a difference to the Bees star.

If Bolling commits and is a grey-shirt, he would enroll in Blacksburg in January of 2010.

“They said it can be a regular enrollment, but the worst case scenario is that I would enroll as a grey-shirt,” Bolling said. “A grey-shirt would be fine with me. It would give me time to get stronger and faster before I got there.”

Virginia Tech is a program that has been high on his list for quite some time, though the talented offensive lineman stopped short of calling the Hokies the favorite.

“They are pretty high on my list,” Bolling said of Tech. “I’m not going to say they are on top, but they are pretty high.”

The Tech coaches are not pressuring Bolling into making a decision soon, though one could come sooner rather than later.

“This weekend I’m going to sit down with my mom and talk about it,” Bolling said. “I told coach Stinespring to give me about two weeks and he said to take my time, so we’ll see. I might still take some more visits”

In addition to the programs that have offered, Wake Forest, a program Bolling may visit this Saturday (or he may visit VT instead), has also stepped its interest in recent weeks. Boston College is the only official visit Bolling has made and