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Offers heat up for VA backer

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Offers are starting to roll for Alexandria (Va.) St. Stephens & St. Agnes School linebacker Darius Lee. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder pulled his fourth scholarship on Monday, third from a Division I program.
"Virginia offered him on Monday," Lee's father, Thomas said. "He's got offers from Duke, Kansas State and Towson as well.
"He got the Duke and Kansas State offers two weeks ago."
A few other schools including Maryland, Northwestern, North Carolina, Delaware and Connecticut are also showing interest.
What does the linebacker think of all the offers?
"We're excited about them," his father said. "This is what he told me, 'I don't need 20 offers if I get a really good one. I like Virginia and Duke, so I don't need to go to these other schools. I'm more than satisfied.'"
His father went further about the Blue Devils and Cavaliers.
"We got an opportunity to talk to coach London at Virginia and he's excited," he said. "I think it's a great opportunity for my son. You can't go wrong with Duke either they are great academically.
"We're planning to go back to Virginia for a tour and sit down with Coach London. We want to check out the academic support in place. We're going to go back to Duke as well to meet with Coach Roper to tour too."
As for a decision, Lee plans to decide before the season starts in September.
Lee posted 74 tackles, three fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles as a junior this past season, his first at the school after transferring from Friendly High School in Maryland.
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