H.D. Woodson (Washington, D.C.) tight end/defensive end Darius Redman denied a report that indicated he would switch his commitment from UVa to Virginia Tech later this week. However, the 6-4, 240-pound senior is reconsidering the original commitment he gave to Virginia last spring.
“A lot of schools are coming at me,” Redman said. “I still am committed [to Virginia], though I haven’t made it official yet.”
Redman claims new scholarship offers from Marshall and Virginia Tech and strong interest from Illinois. He plans to take official visits this month before coming to a final decision on his college future.
“I’m going to visit Virginia Tech on the weekend of the 21st,” said Redman.
“I’m planning on making an official to UVa, but I haven’t set a date yet.”
Asked why he is considering other schools, Redman didn’t have a definitive reason. It’s not because of academics, though, as he said he has received the standardized test score he needed to gain admission to Virginia this summer. In the Washington Post report released two days ago, a source claimed that there was a possibility that Redman may have to prep if he signed with Virginia but didn’t raise his test score.
“Recently, I just got it,” Redman said.
A good all-around athlete, Redman started at tight end and defensive end for H.D. Woodson this past season, helping the Crimson Tide capture a third straight DCIAA championship. He is being primarily recruited to play tight end, where he averaged over 20 yards per reception and earned second-team Washington Post all-metro honors this past season.
Redman’s teammate, cornerback Adeboye Aromire, is set to enroll at Virginia Tech later this month.