Locals hoping to keep Virginia LB

Roanoke (Va.) William Fleming linebacker Darryl Gresham is staying with his father back home in the Peach State where he has been able to get away from the recruiting process for a while. What's the latest with the standout 'backer?
Gresham, a 6-foot-3, 227-pound terror on the defensive side of the football earned second-team all-region honors as a junior. His father, Darryl Gresham Sr., played basketball for the Florida Gators in the mid-80s. After recording an eye-popping 176 tackles last season, it goes without saying that Darryl is a physical player that loves to hit.
“I’ve got a number of offers right now from schools like West Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Florida, Tennessee, and Clemson,” explained Gresham. “I don’t have any favorites right now, I’m pretty open. I’m sitting down and evaluating all of these programs over the summer.”

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While Darryl has set no timeline of when he plans to narrow his list or make a decision, he does know what he’s looking for in a school.
“I’m looking for a good education and an atmosphere that makes me feel at home,” expressed Gresham. “I want to find a school where I feel they can help me grow as a person and a football player.”
Darryl entertained visits from numerous coaches at his high school back in Roanoke during the May evaluation period including visits from the head coaches from the two premier in-state programs in Virginia.
“Coach Beamer and Coach Groh are really easy to get along with,” said Gresham. “They both run very good programs.”