Brookville (Lynchburg, VA) offensive lineman Devin Bolling has narrowed his list to four schools and has three official visits left before he plans to make his college decision. The finalists include Boston College, Connecticut, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest, and the 6-5, 270-pound prospect will make the second of four official visits this weekend.
“I’m probably going on an official visit to U-Conn this weekend,” said Bolling, who made an official visit to Boston College in November. “I know I’m going to Wake from the 16th to the 18th of January and I have Tech from the 23rd to the 25th.”
All four finalists have now offered Bolling, whose most recent offer was from Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons are recruiting the Bees standout as a defensive lineman, though offensive line isn’t out of the question. Bolling offered his thoughts on the offer from Wake Forest, a program he has visited several times previously including for camp this past summer.
“I’ve liked Wake Forest from the start,” said Bolling, who is being recruited by the other three programs to play on the offensive line. “It is a small campus. If I went there, I would get a great education. It is close to home. And I really like the coaches.”
Virginia Tech’s initial offer to Bolling was as a gray-shirt. Gray-shirting – meaning enrollment in January of 2010 – is not a negative at all with the Brookville senior, but primary recruiter Bryan Stinespring recently informed the standout senior that the offer was now for regular enrollment.
Tech already has a commitment from good friend and teammate Logan Thomas, who is one of the top prospects in the country. How much influence will this have?
“I think Logan will be happy for me either way I go, if it is Tech or Wake Forest or BC,” Bolling said. “Either way, I would play against him or with him. I do like Tech, but I also like those other schools.”
Bolling admitted that U-Conn is fourth on the list right now heading into this weekend’s official visit. Official visits will play a key role, though, in the final decision.
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