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Eliades names four for official visits

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Offensive guard Lou Eliades from Ocean (N.J.) Ocean Township has named four schools he plans to take official visits to. Who will receive officials from the four-star prospect?
"Right now South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and Virginia will get visits," he said. "I just like the coaches at the schools. I also like the campuses and they are all good academically and have good football teams."
The 6-foot-4, 286-pounder was planning to take unofficial visits to both South Carolina and Tennessee this summer, but instead is going to wait until his officials.
Is anyone in the running for his fifth visit?
"It's too early to say, but no one is in the running now," he said. "I plan to take them all during the season, so that I can make a decision after. I still have to talk to my coach about my officials and decide on dates."
The No. 8 player in New Jersey is taking a break from the recruiting front so he can focus on the season as practice just started.
"I've been getting ready for the season and I'm trying to put recruiting on the backburner for a little bit," he said. "I'm looking forward to playing my senior season because I want to have the best season I can. I'm looking to help my team and I particularly want to work on my strength and speed in hopes of getting more athletic and consistent."
As for playing time, both South Carolina and Virginia Tech have mentioned the possibility of him seeing the field early on.
"South Carolina said I can come in and play early," he said. "Virginia Tech said they need linemen and I can possibly come in for them or at least have a chance to. It doesn't really matter to me, if they feel like I have to redshirt I'll have no problem with it."
Eliades's season starts on September 9th.
The prospect was named all-county and honorable mention all-division as a junior.
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