The first offer is in for a lineman in the Commonwealth, Fredericksburg (Va.) Chancellor lineman Sam Marshall pulled his first offer earlier this week. The lineman landed the scholarship from a Division I program.
"Western Michigan offered verbally on Tuesday," Chancellor assistant Chris Lamb said. "They told me they thought they were going to pull the trigger and then got back and said they are verbally extending an offer.
"We thought it was going to be on the offensive side of the ball, but they said they watched film and saw enough and it was for the defensive side of the ball."
According to Lamb, Marshall is thrilled.
"He's very excited," he said. "I've talked to him and his mom. We're going to see how it all plays out and get his tape out more."
Other schools are taking an interest as well in the lineman prospect.
"We're through the first wave of evaluations and everybody is intrigued as he's a 6-foot-8, 250-pounder that just turned 16," he said. "Virginia Tech, NC State, Virginia, North Carolina and Duke are interested. Duke is very interested.
"He did visit Virginia last weekend on the 28th. More schools want to continue to watch him progress this spring."
Meanwhile, Chancellor has another prospect in 2011, athlete Micah Cunningham who is gaining interest.
"Vanderbilt was very impressed with him and liked his quickness," he said. "Other schools want to keep an eye on him, Virginia Tech wants him at camp, Virginia is interested along with Duke and North Carolina. He plans to visit Duke or North Carolina at the end of the month on the 27th.
"He's also getting interest from teams that run the flex offense, Wofford, Georgia Southern and Georgia Tech."