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Pierre Andrews has six on top

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Center Pierre Andrews out of Charlotte (N.C.) Independence has received visits from Clemson, South Carolina, Virginia Tech and Tennessee to name a few during the evaluation period this month.
The 6-foot-3, 275-pound lineman also talked on the phone with LSU, South Carolina, Clemson and Virginia Tech. Of the visits, one really surprised Andrews.
"I never had Clemson on my mind because they never sent me any mail," he said. "They stopped by and they told me I'll start getting mail from them. It didn't really peak my interest any more in them because I'm always open to everyone, but it was a surprise."
One visit and phone call he received was from Virginia Tech and coach Pearman.
"Coach Pearman is an old country dude, he's a nice guy," he said. "He told me how nice it is up there and how he wanted me to go up there and see what it's like. I know Virginia Tech has one of the top business programs in the Southeast and that stood out to me because that's what I want to study in college. I just want to get to know the coaches better there."
Currently, Andrews has Virginia Tech, LSU, Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee as his leaders.
"I like LSU because they've been ranked and I got the offer in my back pocket," he said. "I've got to see what it's like and get to know the coaching staff there more. I need to open my options up more and see the school and what they will offer though."
Next up for Andrews are camps on June 11th and June 18th at South Carolina and Tennessee.
The lineman is already looking to improve himself for next year.
"I want to work on keeping my wind up a little bit," he said. "Usually around the third quarter I get used to sitting on the bench because we're up by a lot, but I might have to play the whole game on both sides of the ball this year. I also want to get my technique down a little bit more and get myself ready for college, so that I can fight for a position and perhaps start."
As for what position he'll play in college, that's still up for contention.
"My coach told me that most schools are recruiting me as a center," he said. "I play left guard right now and I'd have to say I'm better at guard because I've never really hiked and blocked before. I'm always willing to learn and find out new things and help myself and the team."
Andrews confirmed that he will be looking to make a decision around Signing Day because he wants to take all his visits.
Andrews was named first team all-state as a junior.
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