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OL Latif up to four offers

Midlothian (Va.) Manchester offensive guard Khalil Latif has four scholarship offers on the table. Who has the 6-foot-3, 290-pounder received them from and does he have any early favorites?
"At the moment he has offers from North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Maryland and Virginia," said Manchester head coach Tom Hall. "We just got out a stack of film and we're expecting more offers to come soon. Khalil is also getting letters from Boston College, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Auburn, Michigan, West Virginia and plenty more.
"I don't really think he has any favorites right now. He is just sitting back and enjoying the process. I do know that he likes the ACC a lot and enjoyed his unofficial visits to Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia this spring already."
Hall believes that Latif is the best offensive lineman he has seen in high school.
"I truly believe he is the best I've been around and he is only 16-years old, but looks 26," he said. "Khalil is incredibly aggressive and strong. He is particularly good as a run blocker with a 375-pound bench and 500-pound squat. He transfers that strength to the field and ended up with 81 pancake blocks as a junior.
"Besides that he is lean with good feet and probably the biggest arms I've seen in a 16-year old, they are like legs. One other thing is that he is a great young man too. He listens to the coaches and really applies what he is learning to get better."
Last season Latif was named all-district, all-region, all-metro and second team all-state.
Latif is planning to head to one of the Nike Camps this spring.
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