6-5, 240-pound junior offensive tackle Win Homer had a busy offseason that included camp stops at Boston College, Maryland, North Carolina, N.C. State, Virginia and Virginia Tech. He now finds himself two games into his team’s regular season, benefitting from the work he put in and the instruction he received this offseason.
“The most noticeable improvement is my ability to pass-block,” the Christchurch School (VA) star said. “That’s what I focused on during the summer. I lifted weights so my run-blocking is better. I worked on a lot of technique, which has really helped.”
Having received verbal offers from four FBS schools, Homer does not have to worry about impressing college coaches this season. This, he says, is a weight lifted.
“It did something really good for me,” Homer said of receiving verbal offers from Boston College, Marshall, Virginia and Virginia Tech prior to the start of this season. “My dad (Christchurch head football coach Ed Homer) is into making sure my head doesn’t get big. He supports me, but he is there to knock me down if I get too big for my britches. Now that it happened, my focus is entirely on the team. There is no temptation to focus on football for myself.”
Boston College, Marshall, UVa and Virginia Tech aren’t the only interested parties. Florida, LSU, N.C. State, Oregon, Stanford and Texas A&M have expressed early interest as well.
“Recruiting is going really well,” Homer said. “I get letters from the schools that have offered me and other schools. I keep in contact with those coaches from the schools that have offered me. I’ve been invited to some games, but it’s tough because we play on multiple Saturdays. I do plan on going to the Virginia Tech/Virginia game.”
BC, UVa and Virginia Tech remain the schools to beat, though a decision isn’t expected to come soon. Homer discussed the two in-state favorites.
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