Dew Updates Recruitment

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Nick Dew ‘s last two scholarship offers, from Arkansas and UVa, respectively, put him into double-digits as far as official Division 1 offers are concerned. “Everything has been great” says the 6-2, 195-pound First Colonial (Virginia Beach, VA) standout linebacker/strong safety, who has been selected to play in the Under Armour All-American game.

East Carolina, Louisville, Maryland, Purdue, Syracuse, Virginia Tech and West Virginia are among the other offers for Dew, who is also drawing interest from Connecticut, Illinois, LSU and Penn State, among others. He currently lists a top three but is open to all comers. Of the three, one school continues to stand strong.

“Virginia Tech is still the school to beat,” Dew said. “They are number one right now, but who knows what could happen. My parents want me to pick a top five, but right now I can only say a top three. They are Virginia Tech, West Virginia and UVa. And I am still open to other schools.”

Prior to yesterday’s interview, Dew stated clearly that Virginia Tech would be the choice should he stay in-state. That well may be the case ultimately, but Virginia is now under consideration.

“My parents spoke to me about it. I need to take whatever offers I can get,” Dew said. “UVa does have a good education background. Education is most important to me. Any school has a chance. I could be a Division 1-AA school…it doesn’t matter. My parents want me to go through this with open eyes.”

Dew has expressed an interest in announcing his college choice at the Under Armour All-American game, which takes place next January. There is a chance, though, that he could decide earlier.

“I might commit early,” Dew said. “I just might want to commit to get all this stuff over and done with, but I keep telling myself to wait [until the Under Armour game]. There were six coaches at our district track meet. It is starting to get a little hectic, but I tell myself to wait.”

Dew had hoped to visit Virginia Tech this past weekend, but that visit did not take place. He does plan to return to Blacksburg sometime in June. Dew has already visited Tech and Kentucky and likely will make other visits as well this summer.

A good overall athlete, Dew turned in an impressive performance in the Beach district track meet recently. He finished in fifth place in the triple jump, third in the long jump and second in the 110-meter hurdles despite hitting a handful