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The nation's second-rated defensive tackle, Derrick Nnadi, has been quiet of late, but his recruitment remains a heavily debated topic. The Virginia Beach (Va.) Ocean Lakes star hasn't been dealing with recruiting very much lately and is focused on just one thing right now.
"It feels great to get back out there and hit someone other than my teammates," said the 6-foot-1, 299-pound Nnadi of the upcoming season.
Nnadi's recruitment is essentially on hold until later this year but Virginia Tech and Florida State are thought to still be the leaders.
"I haven't been hearing much lately when it comes to recruiting," he said. "I've just been focusing on practice. I'm just waiting until October to take my SATs, then I can take my official visits."
There has been a lot of talk lately about the perceived connection in the recruiting of Nnadi and four-star DT Ricky Walker. Nnadi cleared the air, saying it is a non-issue.
"We've talked a little bit about the schools that we like and how or when we're going to choose," Nnadi said. "We've never really discussed playing with each other.
"We just talked about what we like from some schools and what we didn't like about others," he said. "Him going to a certain school does not affect my choice."
Nnadi was one of the top performers at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge presented by Under Armour in Chicago at Soldier Field.
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