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4 in front for Deleon

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Even though players were in shorts and t-shirts during Saturday's Rivals.com/VTO Sports Elite 100 in York, S.C., at times it was a little physical.
"It gets pretty rough and intense," said Bamberg-Ehrhardt (S.C.) defensive tackle David Deleon. "You've got to act like you're in pads."
For the most part, Deleon impressed Saturday, particular during one-on-ones, when the 6-foot-1, 270-pounder proved to be too much for many of the camp's offensive linemen to handle largely because of his quickness off the snap.
"I did pretty good," Deleon said. "There was a lot of competition out here. I learned how to flip my hips. Get them open. I think that'll help."
As of Saturday, Deleon had offers from 10 programs. A day later, Connecticut joined that list.
"Hopefully, more offers are coming," Deleon said. "I expect more. Michigan or Mississippi [might be next]. They send me letters like every day."
Right now, Deleon has a top four, in alphabetical order, of Illinois, Miami (OH), Tennessee and Texas Tech. He plans to visit Illinois on April 15 with teammate Martin Aiken.
Having Aiken, who also competed Saturday and arguably was the top overall performer on hand, as a teammate and friend is beneficial to both, according to Deleon.
"I learn from him, and he learns from me," Deleon said.
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