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Pressley evaluating his options

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With Signing Day approaching, everyone's eyes are locked onto defensive tackle DeMario Pressley, the nation's best at his position. He's still looking at four schools, and all are trying their hardest to earn his commitment.
Over the weekend the 6-foot-4, 285-pound defensive tackle from Greensboro (N.C.) Dudley visited Florida State.
"I had a real nice time down there," said Pressley. "I have a great respect for the tradition of winning they have. The dorms were really impressive and the weight room and facilities stuck out to me too.
"Since my flight home got delayed I got to see the players work out, and that was a good experience. It was like the coaches didn't even have to tell them what to do or encourage them to work harder. They all have good work ethic, and even the starters know that they could lose their job any day. There's so much talent on their roster, it pushes them to improve. They had all the motivation they needed."
In addition to Florida State, Pressley is considering North Carolina, NC State and Oklahoma State. What does he think about each of those schools?
"I've always liked UNC, so that's helped them out a lot. They need help on the defensive line right away, and it's one of the best schools in the country. There's a great social life there too. At NC State I was really impressed with the school while I was on the official visit. Everybody there had a good time and they presented the school in a real positive way. They made it clear that they're building something special.
"Oklahoma State is a little bit different. Everybody's always asking me what I like about them," he laughed. "I like everything. The coaches were great and the school is nice too. I was real, real impressed with their weight room and work out facilities. That was something that really impacted me."
Pressley isn't willing to offer any hints as to where he might be heading.
"That's something I'm not 100-percent sure of yet," he said. "But you'll have to wait and find out on Signing Day. I'm going to wait until then to publicly announce my decision."
Pressley is the top rated defensive tackle in the nation and the No. 11 prospect overall nationally.
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