Liberty (Bealeton, VA) junior defensive end Wyatt Teller visited Virginia and Virginia Tech back in February. Since then, he returned to UVa for another unofficial and is hopeful of attending Spring Games in Charlottesville and Blacksburg later this month. The 6’5″, 253-pound Teller has already visited both in-state schools more than once, including UVa “four or five” times and Tech twice.
The standout junior grew up a Virginia Tech fan. He has obviously experienced Virginia many times. At this point, though, he says neither in-state school is ahead of the other. And he is also quick to point out that he is open to leaving the state for college as well.
“I’m trying not to pick favorites,” Teller said. “I’m falling in love with UVa. I love the campus. Everything I hear about Virginia Tech makes me love them even more, too. I like those schools, but I’m not closed in to going in-state. I might visit an out-of-state school and find the right fit there.
“It’s pretty early to name a favorite right now.”
Teller’s out-of-state offers include Boston College, Duke, Maryland, Michigan, N.C. State, Notre Dame, Penn State, Rutgers, South Carolina and Tennessee. Of those schools outside the Commonwealth, he has visited Duke, Maryland and Penn State. He wanted to visit Michigan, Notre Dame and Ohio State (no offer) this week, but the plans fell through. Teller hopes to visit those schools during the summer.
One of the top defensive line recruits in the state of Virginia’s class of 2013, Teller is expecting many college coaches to come to Liberty during the Evaluation Period, which starts on April 16.
“One thing Coach (Tom) Buzzo, my old head coach, said is that most schools come by in the Evaluation Period,” Teller said. “They get to see us in spring ball. They’ll see me run around and they can see me being a leader to my teammates. That’s when some other schools might come through.”
Teller seems to have the total package in the eyes of major FBS college coaches. An excellent student as well, he carries a 4.0 GPA.
“Coaches tell me that every recruit they are looking at has the size, or else they wouldn’t be D1,” Teller said. “What they say makes me special is they can tell I have the drive. They can tell I have a motor....
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