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OL Stadler has first offer

One of the top offensive linemen in Virginia in 2006 is Alex Stadler out of Bealeton (Va.) Liberty. The big tackle has his first offer, the first of many to come.
According to head coach Tom Buzzo, his 6-foot-6, 295-pound tackle sees a ton of mail every day from schools across the country. Stadler already has one offer on the table from Indiana.
"Everyone (schools) says they will offer they just haven't yet because they want film on him," he said. "I'd be very surprised if there are not several offers by spring."
Stadler helped Liberty to a 10-1 record as they lost in the first round of the playoffs.
"He's a two-year starter who has tremendous upside who knows how to get under peoples pads," said Buzzo. "He's so big and moves his feet and is also younger than most juniors, he actually should be a sophomore.
"He's a phenomenal kid who's got it all, size and grades."
So what makes him stand out?
"It's got to be his size, that's the first thing you notice and you can't coach that."
Are there any schools at the top of his list right now?
"He's talked about Virginia and Virginia Tech because that's what he knew and grew up with," he said. "But he's gotten away from that and is now seeing interest from schools like Tennessee and Michigan. I expect him to be wide open and from what I can tell there's no frontrunner. He's a very intelligent guy who will choose what's best for him."
This spring Stadler is planning on attending the Nike Camp at Virginia Tech.
As for this summer Buzzo expects Stadler to get 20-30 summer camp invites.
"We're not sure yet where he'll go, he'll probably make a decision on it by mid-spring."