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Phifer visits two of his leaders

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It's been a busy month for Virginia Beach (Va.) Landstown running back Sterlin Phifer. The 5-foot-11, 200-pounder got a new head coach and visited two of his early leaders.
"Coach Reamon took the job recently at Landstown," he said. "I talk to him every day. He's a good coach and it's really good for everybody here. Instead of just me getting recruited, he's helping the whole football team. He's bringing in the college coaches and is going to teach me things. I know he's an old school back."
The addition of Reamon hasn't jumpstarted Phifer's recruiting yet, but he's gone on his own to get more attention.
"I went to West Virginia a few weeks back with Tajh Boyd and Logan Heastie and then to Maryland last week," he said. "It was good going to West Virginia. I met with my old coach, Coach Beatty. He told me he plans on coming down this week or next. I'm on their board and he needs a big running back. We'll see what happens after the camp there.
"It was my first time out at West Virginia. I liked it. The fans show you love and treat you real nice. I know the offense is going to change after Pat White leaves to more 50/50. That's cool it allows me to still run a lot."
On Saturday, Phifer stopped through Maryland.
"It was a good visit there too," he said. "I've been there a number of times and it was nothing different. I got to talk to Coach Brattan. They want me to come to camp and then they'll probably offer."
Currently Maryland and West Virginia are two of four schools leading for Phifer.
"Rutgers, Maryland, West Virginia and NC State are up there for me," he said. "I like how they are all showing me a lot of love and I like the facilities and everything there. I like the way they treat their football players."
Phifer posted 1,300-yards rushing and 14 touchdowns as a junior.
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