Although it's still very early in the process, four schools are standing out for Bamberg-Ehrhardt (S.C.) junior defensive tackle David Deleon - Colorado, Illinois, Tennessee and Texas Tech.
The 6-foot-1, 272-pounder likes each for different reasons.
Colorado: "They've been talking to me a lot, and I think I'm going to try to go out there for spring practice."
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Illinois: "I really don't know too much about Illinois, but [defensive back and Bamberg-Ehrhardt athlete] Zeph Grimes signed there. He committed this year. That's my boy, and he said good stuff about it."
Tennessee: "I like the facilities, and they're like a family up there. You don't get treated like everything is sweet. It's going to be hard in practice, and that's how I like it."
Texas Tech: "Their defensive line coach likes me very much. We talk now and then. They want me badly up there, so I'm going to try to go there [for a visit]."
Of those four programs, all but the Volunteers , whom Deleon visited last week, have offered.
"It's very, very likely [they will]," Deleon predicted. "I went there and it was great. The head coach [Derek Dooley] talked to me and told me he wanted me to get up there for a spring practice."
Besides Tennessee, Deleon also has visited South Carolina.
"I'm trying to go to Virginia Tech for spring practice," Deleon said.