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Eberle to embark on southern tour

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After taking a recent visit to a Big 12 school, Mechanicsville (Va.) Atlee offensive guard Alec Eberle has several additional visits lined up for the days ahead.
Fresh off a visit to West Virginia two weeks ago Eberle is planning to take a trip to Wake Forest this Saturday. After that he heads south to Florida State, Georgia, Auburn and Clemson.
But before he looks ahead to those trips he reflected a little more on his trip to Morgantown.
"West Virginia was really good. I went to their spring practice, sat in on a couple of meetings and just hung out," he said. "I love it. It was my first time being up at West Virginia and I really enjoyed it. I liked all my coaches and it's a place I could really see myself being at."
UConn, Maryland and Old Dominion are the schools that have offered and some schools seem closer to offering than others.
He said Virginia, one of his home state schools, had been recruiting him fairly aggressively. But since the assistant coaching changes on Mike London's staff he has not heard much from them.
"As a younger kid I did have favorites but I've kinda moved away from that. I started being realistic. Texas used to be my favorite because my dad went there. Then UVa was my favorite because I lived here. Now I'm just going with the flow. I want to see who's offered me by the summer," he said.
Eberle has a bench max of 315 pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 5.1 seconds.
Some schools are recruiting him to play defensive line while others seem to like him exclusively on the offensive line. Last year he had 28 solo tackles, 10 sacks and five forced fumbles.
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