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The recruitment of Rivals100 defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi has been shrouded in secrecy. The Virginia Beach (Va.) Ocean Lakes senior stand out has been taking official visits but is not talking to the media until national signing day. Ocean Lakes head coach Chris Scott shared his thoughts on Nnadi's recruitment and where things stand coming down the stretch.
"Derrick had a good visit to Virginia Tech last weekend," Scott said. "He enjoyed his time with the players. He had a chance to sit down with the coaches and talk about their need at his position and his chance to have an immediate impact.
"It was good news for him to bring back home for when he sits down after his Virginia visit this weekend," he said. "Once he gets back from UVA, he'll start to write down everything and talk to his parents to try to make a decision in his mind on Monday and announce it on Wednesday."
Virginia Tech and Florida State are considered Nnadi's leaders and coaches from those two schools and Virginia visited Nnadi at Ocean Lakes before the area was pounded by a snow storm.
"Virginia, Virginia Tech and Florida State came in on Tuesday," said Scott. "The only one that may not be able to make it in would be Ohio State. I guess they all tried to squeeze it in yesterday because of the weather.
"In the past and recently it had been really been Virginia Tech and Florida State in the lead, but Derrick had a really good visit with coach (Mike) London on Tuesday about this weekend and has a strong desire to get up there and visit. They (Virginia) were very high on his list early on which, I think, makes it a little more interesting with how well the visit went on Tuesday. You never know how these things will play out. With Virginia getting the last visit, you never know what kind of impression that will leave, especially since they were the first school to make the first impression."
The Virginia Cavaliers have a large presence in the Virginia Beach area. A number of current, former and future Cavalier players are from that area and are close with the up-and-coming football stars.
"I think his contact with those guys during Christmas break helped him realize he wanted to go up to Virginia for this visit," Scott said. "Having his friends up there that he knows and has played with has woken him up a little bit and that's part of his reason for taking this visit."
On Wednesday morning, Ocean Lakes will be having a National Signing Day ceremony at the school.
Adam Friedman is the Mid-Atlantic Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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