First Colonial Safety Boasts VT Offer

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For First Colonial (Virginia Beach, VA) safety/wide receiver prospect Nick Dew , the recruiting process has been an “exhilarating” experience. For quite some time, the junior’s dream has been to earn a scholarship to play football on the Division 1A level and that dream was realized earlier this month.

“Two or three weeks ago, I received a full ride from the University of Kentucky,” said Dew, a 6-2, 195-pound prospect with excellent speed. “Virginia Tech made an offer to me about a week ago. A lot of schools say they would like to offer but they want me to get my first ACT score. Michigan State, UVa, Minnesota and Duke are interested. I just got a letter from UCLA. UNC is interested. There is a lot of ACC interest.”

Dew has had one specific school in mind for quite some time, but at this point he plans on going through the process and evaluating any options that may arise.

“My goal ever since the sixth grade was to attend Virginia Tech,” said Dew, who has visited Blacksburg on one previous occasion.

When Tech offered recently, Dew said, “I was so tempted to take it. After talking with my parents and coaches, they didn’t think I should commit right now because who knows what else is going to come. Virginia Tech is going to be my number one so far, but it depends on which school has the most to offer.”

Dew elaborated on what he will look for in the school he ultimately chooses.

“Honestly, education is the first thing,” Dew said. “It might also come down to playing time. I might want to be able to go into a place and make a big impact.”

A two-year starter on the varsity level, Dew has been a force on the defensive side of the ball for head coach Bill McTyre. McTyre uses Dew as a wide receiver and defensive end, but most schools project the gifted athlete as a safety or linebacker.

“Nick is a unique and gifted athlete,” said McTyre, who also boasts FB/LB Daryl Brown, WR/FS Willie Byrn, RB/CB Justin Hughes and PK Mike Mugler as potential Division 1 recruits in the 2010 class. “He has a tremendous first step and is very strong at 6-2 195 lbs. He runs a 4.4 forty and with his long arms he can make contact at full speed on the rush and maintain separation. He really stands out on film.”

Dew brings more to the First Colonial squad