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McPhearson talks up VTech

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Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha Catholic wide receiver Derrick McPhearson just returned from his second official visit -- this one to Virginia Tech. How did he like it?
"It was good, I had a fun time," said the 5-foot-11, 175-pounder. "I was hosted by Cedric Humes and hung out with the other recruits and Marcus Vick. I roomed with Emmanuel Dunbar from Florida."
McPhearson, who has already visited Maryland, likes what the Hokies staff has to say.
"They want to throw the ball more," he said. "They've had some trouble with quarterbacks lately, but with Vick under center they should throw it more. Also, Sean Glennon was there and he's already committed. He's a good quarterback. Tech is going hard after wideouts this year."
McPhearson, who had committed to Maryland earlier in the process, is now wide open.
"Florida is next week and that's it for me," he said. "Penn State is out now. I'll take a long look at Florida and then contact coaches and let them know my decision early next week."
McPhearson said that one player committed on his visit to Tech.
"It was a defensive back, but I don't remember his name," he said. "He committed."
The defensive back in question is likely Norfolk (Va.) Lake Taylor safety Purnell Sturdivant, who was leaning towards committing to the Hokies heading into his visit.
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