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TE Linthicum takes six visits

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Charlottesville (Va.) St. Anne's Belfield tight end Brian Linthicum took a half dozen unofficial visits and camps in the last two weeks. The 6-foot-4, 217-pounder came away from the trips with a better idea of each of the schools.
"I went to Clemson, Ohio State, Michigan State, Purdue, Boston College and Alabama," he said. "Of all the visits I'd say personally I really enjoyed the Alabama trip. Coach Woods was a really nice guy and showed us everything we needed to see. We gave them very short notice and that's why I appreciate that trip so much.
"Coach Woods is such an awesome guy and very nice. He knows a lot about football. I was there actually for camp and he hinted about an offer. He told me they'll get back with me about a decision in the next couple weeks."
Linthicum also took in a camp at Ohio State.
"I had a good visit there and the camp was nice," he said. "After I attended camp I went and the coaches showed me around the school and I felt like they have a very nice campus. The coaches talked about an offer as well and mentioned they'll have an answer for me after their June 23rd camp."
While in the Midwest, the star tight end made stops at Michigan State and Purdue.
"Both of those visits were really impressive," he said. "I liked what they had to present academically and they were nice trips."
Finally, Linthicum made stops through the ACC going to Clemson and Boston College.
"My Clemson visit went really well and coach Napier did a good job showing us everything we needed to see," he said. "As for Boston College, I was really happy meeting with Keith Willis. He is an awesome guy that really helped us learn what it is like to be in Boston."
Did the visits make things any clearer for the Commonwealth prospect?
"I think they actually made things a lot harder," he said. "I was very impressed with all the schools because they all had wonderful things to offer. I'd still say I don't have any favorites right now."
Linthicum plans to take one more visit in the next couple weeks out West.
"I'm going to be heading to Cal and that is probably the last visit this summer," he said. "I definitely want to see a nice campus and good atmosphere especially in the football program. Of course I've heard they have great academics and would like to see that too."
Linthicum earned all-state honors last season for St. Anne's-Belfield.
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