2012 Profile: Christchurch OL Win Homer

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2012 class prospects can’t receive official scholarship offers until September, but Christchurch (VA) offensive lineman Win Homer has been assured by two schools that written offers will be in the mail. The 6-5 1/2, 230-pound rising junior, son of Christchurch head coach Ed Homer, used the word “shock” to describe his emotions after learning two months ago that Boston College was offering.

“I thought it was really out of the blue,” Homer recalled. “I remember my dad getting a voicemail from Coach Siravo saying he was going to push for an offer. I was really excited just by that. Then Coach Siravo left another voicemail saying I have an offer from them. I was blown away. I didn’t expect any sort of commitment from a school that early.”

Virginia followed suit and Homer was pleased by that offer as well.

“Honestly, I really like Coach London,” Homer said. “I think he’s a great guy. I knew him when he was coaching at U of R. He’s just amazing. He actually knew me pretty well because I had gone to camp at Richmond.

“I’m just excited – number one, because I have offers, but number two because they are both great schools.”

Boston College and Virginia are the top two schools on Homer’s list, but by no means is this recruitment close to being over.

“The fact that they made a commitment to me so early is really one of the main reasons, but also because I love the two schools,” Homer said. “Obviously, other schools I’m looking at just haven’t done what those two have done. I’m really looking at Tech and UNC and I’m looking at Penn State. I’m also looking at places like Maryland and N.C. State. I’m very interested in the Virginia Tech thing. Where I come from, there are a lot of Hokie fans. I definitely want to keep Tech in mind and I want to keep UNC in mind.”

So has Homer thought about his college decision?

“I think about it. I’ve talked about