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Gedin ready for big visits

Kory Gedin is one of the most talented linebackers in the region and has some of the greatest potential. Gedin is fresh off a championship and is looking forward to some important visits.
"This coming weekend (Dec. 6) I'll be visiting Boston College, so I'm looking forward to that," said the 6-foot-2, 230-pound Gedin. "After that I'll be at North Carolina (Dec. 13), Northwestern (Jan. 10), and Vanderbilt (Jan. 17). I had a good time at Georgia Tech when I visited back in October. They had a tough time against Georgia last weekend but any team can have a rough game. They have a lot to offer, but I'm not really looking at them anymore for my own reasons."
Gedin has starred at linebacker the past two years for Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga. As a junior he tallied an amazing 170 tackles, 27 of which were for a loss, four sacks and seven pass breakups. His numbers were down a little this year because of a knee injury but he still managed to record 80 tackles, six sacks and two interceptions. But his biggest accomplishment was the most recent.
"We won the Catholic League Title, which was sweet," said Gedin. "People always talk about DeMatha and it gets annoying, so we went out and beat them on both sides of the ball. They're a good team, but we're the best. The title goes to the best Catholic school in Virginia, Maryland, or D.C. so we proved a lot out there. It's a big deal for us because we worked so hard."
Did Gedin's injury cause any colleges to back off?
"I don't think any schools really backed off. Some were probably a little cautious or worried at times, but I still got a lot of support from all the schools recruiting me. I played really, really well in the playoffs and coaches told me that they were really impressed and wanted me now more than ever."
Are there any schools Gedin has looked at closely recently?
"I like all the schools that I'm taking visits to. There are different things about different places that make them stand out. At UNC there's a huge chance to come in early and Boston College is good pretty much every year. Northwestern could definitely use my help early on and so could Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt is having a really nice recruiting year so far, which is kind of surprising.
"I think the official visits will be the deciding factor in all of this. You like to talk to people and compare schools based on what you're told, but there's nothing like actually seeing the place, you know? That's why it's so important."