COLUMBUS, Ohio – Detroit Cass Tech linebacker DeAndre Square came out with his top ten earlier this month. Now the three-star will look to work towards a final decision.
“I am going to try and visit a lot of those schools, narrow it down and make a top five,” Square said. “I think I am going to sign in December because I want to graduate early. I am going to announce earlier so I can get it out of the way and focus on winning a state championship.”
Square’s top ten consisted of Arizona, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, LSU, Kentucky, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Wisconsin. The home-state Spartans were one of his early offers and considered a strong threat.
“Everything is still good with the Spartans,” Square confirmed. “It’s the hometown school, so that’s part of it. I just like how the coaches believe in me and think I could be great there.”
When asked which school in that top ten recruiting observers are underrating their chances, Square said it was the Kentucky Wildcats.
“I like that they have a lot of interest in me also,” he said. “They are really showing that they want me.”
Square is coming off a spring practice season where he was able to visit Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Ohio University and Louisville. Virginia Tech has not offered and thus did not make his top ten, but in an example that he may still be open to new offers Square said the Hokies were the school that surprised him the most among his recent visits.
“The practices seemed like they were really organized,” Square said. “It wasn’t really loud, no coaches were yelling and it seemed like the team was very organized and they knew what to do. I like Virginia Tech and have a lot of interest in them.”
A timetable for a final decision has not been set, but Square indicated that he would like the process to be over before the start of his senior season.