Throughout his recruitment, First Colonial (Virginia Beach, VA) safety/linebacker Nick Dew has made no secret that Virginia Tech is the top program on his list. Early on, the 6-2, 195-pound rising senior discussed going through the process, evaluating Tech and other schools before announcing a decision at the Under Armour All-American game in February. He has recently discussed making a commitment to Tech this summer, but for now it appears he’ll wait.
Dew even floated the possibility of committing to Tech while in Blacksburg on Saturday, but now it appears he has taken a step back and will evaluate other options as well.
“It’s pretty fluid to me,” said Dew, talking about when a commitment could come. “My family wants me to wait just to check out my options. My family is a big deal, but it is not all their decision. This is a decision I have to stick with. I want to commit to get away from the stress, so all this would be easy. I really want to be a Hokie, but I still want to see other schools.”
TSL’s 12th ranked prospect in the state adds, “It’ll be tough to beat [Virginia Tech] out, but I’m also open to everybody. It’ll be tough to beat them out because I’ve grown up around most of the players there. I grew up being a Hokie. Virginia Tech has been a dream school, but I really didn’t pay attention to schools until I started getting recruited.
“I’m confused about what to do, but I’m also anxious to check out other schools.”
There are several schools in particular the rising senior standout wants to investigate.
“[Head] Coach [Mike] D’Antonio from Michigan State has been e-mailing me constantly. Coach Hope at Purdue wants me as a wide receiver. He told me who they were recruiting and he told me about [former Miami quarterback] Robert Marve coming in. I really want to check out those schools,” said Dew, who also mentioned Maryland and West Virginia as programs he would like to visit this summer.
Dew also likely will check out the University of Virginia. He was supposed to visit Charlottesville this past Friday, but the trip didn’t work out.
“I’ll probably check out UVa because my mom wants me to check it out, but also to see how things are there and if things are real,” Dew said.
Dew hopes to make several...
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