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Hokies offer in-state LB

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Until recently Raymon Minor had not really registered on the recruiting radar. Now schools from all over the country are taking a look.
Once a student at Patrick Henry in Virginia, Minor now attends Richmond (Va.) Benedictine and is coming off a stellar season. The 6-foot-3, 220 pound linebacker did a little bit of everything for his team and contributed on both sides of the ball.
"I can come up to the line or I can play defensive end," Minor said, not lacking for confidence. "I can run down stuff. I can do everything, really. Same thing on offense. I'm good at receiver and I played a little bit of tight end when we threw the ball this year."
Minor said he likes the idea of getting away from home for college but that does not mean he will entirely rule out the local schools. He has an offer from Virginia Tech and said the Hokies have impressed him so far.
He attended a game in Blacksburg last year and said the atmosphere was "crazy," a plus for Frank Beamer's program.
"I like Virginia Tech. They've been showing me a lot of love ever since I was at my old high school," he explained. "They used to come see me all the time. They came to one of my basketball games this year and they used to come to a lot last year. So they've really been following me. They finally got film on me [on Thursday] and they sat down as a staff, looked at it and offered me. I was excited."
Minor said the other BCS school in the state, Virginia, has not offered yet. The Cavaliers had been recruiting him but when defensive coordinator, Jim Reid, was replaced, he started hearing from them less.
Florida State and Oklahoma are among the other schools that have had contact with Minor, while his coach has been in touch with Texas, Ohio State, TCU and South Florida.
"I'll probably wait and see what other offers I get before I commit, so I might wait until close to Signing Day," he said.
Minor claims offers from Virginia Tech, North Carolina, West Virginia, Oregon State, Rutgers, Marshall and Old Dominion.
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