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Offers are emerging for VA backer

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Offers are starting to come in for Newport News (Va.) Warwick linebacker David Smith. The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder claims four offers to date and has many other schools highly interested.
"I have offers from Old Dominion, Marshall, William & Mary and Hampton," he said. "I've also had Navy come in and show interest along with Virginia Tech and Penn State has sent letters."
Smith has been to William & Mary and Hampton so far, and plans to head to Virginia Tech on June 3rd for camp along with a trip this summer to Marshall.
The Hokies seem to be showing the most interest amongst the teams that haven't offered, what's he hearing from them?
"Virginia Tech came by the school last week and I talked to the offensive line coach," he said. "He had seen my transcript and said he really liked me. He wanted to get me up to camp and really wants to offer me a scholarship. He then told me because my grades are good that I would be going to college for free somewhere."
Smith claims a few teams stand out right now.
"I kind of like Virginia Tech and Marshall. I like the idea of Navy for my future and Old Dominion too," he said. "Marshall and Tech though are up there cause of the publicity of both schools. When I actually started watching college football, Virginia Tech is one of the teams I followed and they are in Virginia.
"I like Marshall because I feel it'll be a good home. The whole coaching staff has sent me handwritten letters and they seem cool."
The Warwick prospect is still evaluating schools and went in-depth on what he's looking for in his future program.
"I'm looking for a place I can fit in easily, where the system works for me and the way I play," he said. "I want a great academic school. I have an idea of engineering or sports fitness.
"I wouldn't mind moving out of state, but it would be a plus if I got a good school in Virginia so my brothers can see me. I also want a good coaching staff and a good position good. I want a good program for linebackers."
An all-district prospect, Smith posted approximately 90 tackles as a junior last season.
"At first I started outside and then moved inside cause of injuries on the team," he said. "I did well overall. I have a motor and go hard every player. I go 100% and use my hands."
Smith claims most schools are looking at him as a linebacker at the next level.
Although he's a talented track athlete too, Smith isn't pursuing that at the next level.
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