Yesterday, the recruiting for Latta (SC) athlete Deonte Stanley ramped up a bit. Offers from Western Kentucky and UAB brought his offer total to seven, which has given him plenty to think about.
Stanley (6-2, 185), though, has remained open. He’s taken visits in hopes of landing more offers, and has other visits planned, including this weekend. It’s that open mindset that will likely cause his recruitment to stretch for a while, though what he looks for has not changed much.
“Everything’s still the same,” Stanley said. “It’s if they have my major and I have a coach who really communicates with me. Then, how the school is in the town it’s in.”
Last weekend, Stanley visited NC State. The Wolfpack are among those yet to offer, though they’ve remained in steady contact.
“It went good,” Stanley said of his NC State visit. “I got a chance to see practice and how they run stuff. It looks like a good program. The coaches talk to me good and I like that.”
The previous weekend, Feb. 18, Stanley made a return visit to Virginia Tech. The trip marked his first there since Nov. 18 when he was on hand for the Hokies’ win over Pittsburgh.
“We toured the campus,” Stanley said of his recent trip to Blacksburg. “I got to see how it looks. I toured the football facilities, saw all that. They said just to keep doing what I’m doing, and [an offer] should come soon.”
Special teams coordinator James Shibest has stayed in touch. While details on a possible offer have not been given, Stanley said Shibest has told him the Virginia Tech staff continues to monitor him.
“We’ve got a good relationship,” Stanley said. “He texts me all the time. They want me as a DB and he just tells me to keep doing good in school.”
Overall, Stanley said he likes what he’s seen from the Hokies, and he hopes to return later this spring to see a practice.
“It’s a great place, first of all,” Stanley said. “It definitely helped, getting back up there.”
Next up, Stanley said this weekend he’ll visit Clemson. He said he’s never seen the Tigers in person. His brother, Donnell Stanley, is a redshirt junior offensive lineman at South Carolina.
“I just want to meet with the coaches and tour the campus,” Deonte...
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