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Offer No. 1 in for Tapscott

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Offer No. 1 came in last week for Nokesville (Va.) Kettle Run athlete Josh Tapscott. The 5-foot-8, 183-pounder landed his first offer from a BCS school.
"I got my first offer, it's pretty great," he said. "I've been trying to get one and Boston College offered earlier in the week.
"It means a lot. It shows that all the hard work pays off."
The Eagles are recruiting Tapscott as a running back, but what did they say?
"They told me they finally sat down and talked about it and wanted to offer," he stated. "They went on to say that I have the stuff they want and they see things in me that can help lead them to a championship."
Tapscott gave his take on Boston College.
"I like it up there," he said. "They have a really good education and if I do go to Boston College and get injured, I know I can get a great job coming out of Boston."
Tapscott has already visited Boston College twice.
"Nothing really big stuck out from either trip," he said. "It's just a good overall place and the campus is nice. It's not too big or too small. It's city there and it's great."
The tailback is largely hearing from the likes of East Carolina, Illinois, Maryland, Old Dominion, Richmond, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.
He noted that he is currently working on camps, but has yet to set specific dates.
With one offer in and certainly interest on the rise, what does Tapscott want in a school?
"I don't know. It's kind of hard to know what you want," he said. "After I got my first offer, it kind of hit me that I have to start digging into schools to see what they are and start looking in-depth into schools. I want a great environment all the way around, good spirit and students that are about the football team. I want the decision I make to be the best I've made, I want to put myself in the right atmosphere."
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