Ravenel Scores First Offer

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North Stafford (Stafford, VA) standout Brandon Ravenel scored some good news last Thursday, when, while in the middle of weightlifting, he learned he had an offer from Boston College.  BC is the first school to offer the 5’11”, 165-pound junior, who was one of the more productive wide receivers in the state last season.

“It was a great feeling,” Ravenel said of landing the offer.  “I’ve never experienced anything so exciting in my life.  When you’re dream is to go play football professionally someday and you get the first step to doing that, it’s exciting.”

Ravenel made an unofficial visit to Chestnut Hill (MA) recently, and he felt the visit went well.

“[Boston College] was real nice,” Ravenel said.  “I honestly didn’t expect it, but it’s a real nice school.  I liked it.”

Last month, the Wolverines wideout took in junior days at Virginia Tech and Virginia.  He particularly enjoyed his time in Blacksburg, where he was able to speak with head coach Frank Beamer.

“Virginia Tech is a real nice place,” said Ravenel, whose teammate, Anthony Shegog, committed to Tech yesterday.  “Coach Foster and Coach Beamer are real good people.  I got to talk to them a lot individually.  I went into Coach Beamer’s office and we talked a little bit.  He said they are not quite ready to offer me, but they want to see me at camp on June 3.  But Virginia Tech was really nice.  I really liked it.”

Ravenel is in no hurry to make a commitment, though if he had to pick favorites he said he would pick Boston College and Virginia Tech.  He plans on attending Tech’s June 3rd camp in hopes of earning an offer.  In between, he says he may head back to Boston College and/or Virginia Tech for a spring practice or game.

“I’m just going to wait and see what else comes,” Ravenel said.  ECU, JMU and UVa are also expressing serious interest here.  “Hopefully, I’ll have some more offers coming.”

Boston College is recruiting Ravenel strictly as a wide receiver.  Virginia Tech has not mentioned a specific spot.

“They definitely like me as a receiver, but they also would like to see me at defensive back,” Ravenel said, referring to the Hokies.  “They told me to send them some more defensive clips.  I did, so I guess they are evaluating it.  If they offer, right now I honestly wouldn’t know