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2012 VA lineman claims two ACC offers

Even though 2011 recruiting is just starting to heat up with the May Evaluation period, a handful of the top 2012 prospects are beginning to pull scholarships as well. One of those is a top lineman in the state of Virginia who claims two ACC offers already.
"I've gotten verbal offers from Boston College and Virginia," Christchurch (Va.) Christchurch School offensive lineman Win Homer said. "Obviously, I'm really excited. My whole family is really excited. I wasn't expecting this at all and neither was my dad.
"It's kind of sudden, particularly for my position. I have to realize it's not just for playing football, but also because I'm keeping things up on the academic end. It's kind of a package deal."
Does the 6-foot-5, 230-pounder know much about either program to date?
"I know that they are both really good schools," he said. "Where I live there are a lot of people that are very particular about Virginia. My dad knows Coach London very well and he's an amazing guy.
"I have a lot of family that lives in Boston though too. Almost all of my dad's side of the family lives up there. I couldn't be happier with those offers."
Homer has been invited on numerous trips already, but claims he has a plan on taking visits.
"I'm going to places this summer," he said. "I don't miss any school during the spring except for lacrosse games.
"I have a bunch of camps I plan to go to. I'm going to Virginia, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, NC State, Boston College, Penn and a multiple day camp at Maryland."
With interest growing quickly, does Homer like anyone?
"I really liked these two schools that have offered," he said. "All the schools on my camp list I liked a lot too. I was really impressed with Penn's camp last year.
"Another big thing for me is that I'm looking at the art programs for all these schools. That's what I want to do after college."
Homer is getting recruited specifically as an offensive lineman after earning all-conference there this past season.
"When college coaches see me, I'm kind of skinny for an offensive linemen, but they all look for a frame and someone who is able to move. It's a lot easier to add weight to someone who can already play and I'm just trying to eat a lot."
In addition, Homer sports an impressive 4.16 GPA.