DeGeare sets first official visit

Kernersville (N.C.) R.B. Glenn offensive lineman Chris DeGeare currently holds ten offers in hand from such schools as Clemson, Duke, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest to name a few. A 6-foot-4, 340-pound guard, DeGeare earned all-area and all-conference honors as a junior.
“I’ve got a good first step and I’ve got pretty quick feet for a guy my size. I really use that size to my advantage to overpower my opponents,” explained DeGeare.
DeGeare has a top five of Tennessee, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Clemson, and has tentatively set his first official visit.
“Right now, I plan to visit Tennessee on the 18th of September when they take on Florida,” said DeGeare. “I plan on visiting the other schools in my top five later in the season, but before the season ends. Mostly, I’d like to be on campus to take in games at each of my favorites.”
Besides game atmosphere, DeGeare is looking for three things in particular when choosing a college.
“First of all, the strength of the school academically is very important to me,” admitted DeGeare. “My relationship with the coaches and my comfort level with the program as a whole is also important. Lastly, distance from home could play a factor, but each of my five favorites is a comfortable distance from home.”
What does DeGeare like about each of his favorites?
“With a lot of the schools, it’s all about being comfortable with the specific coaches that I will be working under directly at the college level,” explained DeGeare. “Coach Turner at North Carolina, Coach Stinespring at Virginia Tech, and Coach O’Cain at Clemson are three coaches I feel I could easily play for.”
After dropping their season opener last weekend to North Forsyth 27-21, DeGeare and his teammates will East Forsyth this weekend.
“We played hard, but we didn’t execute at times the way we know how. Too many mental mistakes,” said DeGeare. “Personally I feel I played well, but I hope we can bounce back as a team and get a win this week.”
DeGeare does not plan to think about making a commitment until sometime after the season.