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LB Stallings talks first offer

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Offer No. 1 has come in for Chesapeake (Va.) Oscar Smith linebacker Rhakeem Stallings. The 6-foot-0, 210-pounder landed the Division I scholarship on Thursday from the MAC.
"Western Michigan actually offered," he said. "I know that they are Division I and I'm just learning everything about them.
"I did get to talk to their coach about the facilities, standards of the team and how they strive to get perfect grades as they are one of the top 100 schools in grades. He told me you need a 2.8 GPA to play."
Is Stallings close to taking a visit?
"I'm going to talk to my parents about that, but I'd love to go visit there and see how the campus looks, the facilities and stadium."
Western Michigan may be the first school to offer, but others are looking.
"Boston College has sent some mail and invited me to camp along with Ohio, Vanderbilt, Liberty, Ohio State, Delaware, Virginia, NC State, Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech," he said. "I'm really planning to go to Virginia Tech's camp. One of my teammates, J.C. Coleman told me if I went to Tech's camp they'd fall in love with me, so I'm right on board with him. I'm going to that on June 4th.
"I'm planning to go to Connecticut's camp and NC State's too."
Stallings confirmed a pair of schools have caught his eye early.
"When I saw Georgia Tech was interested I was kind of excited, very excited," he said. "They are in the ACC conference, very strong on offense with the option and their defense has had some pretty good players. I'm going to try to go to one of their camps and do well as well.
"FAU looks good as well. The fact they are only two miles away from the beach is exciting to hear."
The linebacker prospect posted 78 tackles, two forced fumbles, two recoveries and 12 sacks in 11 games last season. He missed two due to injury.
On the field, Stallings broke down his game.
"Everybody keeps saying that I'm a freak off the outside blitzing," he said. "They all are telling me my first step off the line is incredible and that my get off is amazing."
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