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Carolina OL set for first trip

Orangeburg (S.C.) Wilkinson offensive lineman Jamal Medlin was sitting on one Division I-A offer, from Maryland, heading into the week of practice for the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas. After a stellar showing, the 6-foot-6, 300-pounder has six major offers on his plate.
"I just feel very blessed to have all of these offers," Medlin said. "Some people don't have any."
In addition to the Terps, Clemson, South Carolina, Central Florida, N.C. State and most recently Virginia have step forward with offers since the Shrine Bowl
Perhaps fittingly, the first team to offer Medlin will get his first official visit. He will travel to College Park, Md., to check out the Terps this weekend.
"I'm hoping to see an overview of the entire campus and see what it's like," Medlin said.
Medlin met with his Clemson recruiter, Burton Burns, Tuesday morning.
"It went pretty good," Medlin said.
The Tigers hold a lead for his services.
"It's pretty much equal with all of my offers," Medlin said. "But if I had to pick a favorite right now, it would be Clemson."
His Maryland recruiter, Al Seamonson is coming by Wednesday morning while a member of the South Carolina coaching staff will be in Thursday.
There has been talk that Florida State was getting involved with Medlin, but as of Tuesday night, he had not heard from any member of the Seminoles coaching staff.
Medlin, who will visit N.C. State the weekend of Jan. 13, followed by Clemson (Jan. 20) and South Carolina (Jan. 27) does not expect to make a decision quickly.
"I am going to go through all of my visits," he said.
Medlin was one of the top offensive line performers at the Shrine Bowl and is likely to see his two-star rating increase in the near future.