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Homer hearing from West Coast teams

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Win Homer has already picked up a few verbal offers from ACC schools and now the 2012 offensive tackle from Christchurch (Va.) Christchurch School is getting more of a national reach with programs from across the country showing interest.
Two Pac-10 schools - Oregon and Stanford - have reached out to Homer and he said the Ducks and NC State have sent the most mail recently. Michigan, West Virginia, Florida State, Texas A&M and LSU are also new to his list.
It's already been an impressive start to the recruiting process for Homer, a 6-foot-5, 240-pound prospect who lists verbal offers from Boston College, Virginia and Virginia Tech.
With Oregon stepping up its interest recently, Homer said he's interested in learning more about the program.
Distance could be a concern but the Virginia standout said he doesn't want to rule out any program yet especially one with such outstanding history and tradition. There was certainly surprise when mail from Oregon arrived at his home.
"That came out of left field, I wasn't really expecting it," Homer said. "They're such an amazing program that it's hard to ignore. You have to kind of look at it just for the sake of looking at it and you don't want to close any doors before they're really opened for you.
"I want to learn a little bit more. Obviously the schools that are further away it would be tougher to go out there and play but like I said I don't want to shut any doors. I just want to see what happens."
Christchurch has started its season well. The Seahorses defeated Lynchburg (Va.) Episcopal School, 31-2, to start the season and bested Suffolk (Va.) Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, 29-7, this past weekend.
Homer said he spent this summer not so much focused on recruiting but improving his strength and pass blocking. With those two areas getting better, Homer has already seen his recruitment go to another level with interest from many other top programs.
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