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Vandyke on verge of more offers

Lorton (Va.) South County linebacker Devin Vandyke is on the verge of more scholarships. Currently the 6-foot-1, 203-pounder holds four offers, but has two other teams taking a strong interest.
"Northwestern is on the verge of offering, my recruiter told me all the coaches have to look through my film," he said. "NC State's recruiting coach offered me, but it's not official until the coaches sign off on it. I'm going to call them today."
Vandyke touched on the newest schools moving in.
"I know Northwestern is a great school to get an education from," he said. "I like NC State cause I like down south. I'm going to visit there on Friday and see what they are all about. I'm planning to visit Vanderbilt on Thursday too."
Vandyke took a couple visits to other offers in the past two weeks.
"I went to Maryland last week and West Virginia the week before," he said. "I liked everything about West Virginia. It was good; I saw the practice and loved their intensity. I think I fit in there well. Most of their linebackers were 220 to 230 and all could move well. I'm 203 right now and by next year I'll be up there with all of them. I fit in with their intensity level. I also got a chance to meet Coach O'Brien and the defensive coordinator. I like all of them, the defensive coordinator is a straight up guy, he won't BS you. The first time I met him, he told me he's going to recruit me and if I like it, I'll come back. He was happy I came back for a second time to watch practice.
"I saw that at Maryland they really in my opinion are struggling to get a whip star at the position. I know I could play early, maybe my freshman year if I work hard enough. Those guys are bigger. You can tell the coaches are changing the program and good things are happening at Maryland the next couple years. I got to talk to Coach Edsall and almost all the coaches. They really want me there. They have a spot for me."
Vandyke is uncertain on the next step as he may or may not do camps.
"It depends on May and June," he said. "If I get around 10 offers or more I don't think I'll do any camps," he said. "I know Tennessee wants me to camp and they like me. They said the way they offer me would come from camp. Another one is Virginia Tech, but we'll see how everything plays out, a number of schools interest me."
Vandyke stated that he is far from favorites.
"I'm pretty open," he said. "I don't have a particular school I'm focused on. I really like all the schools I went to and choosing a school in half a year is going to be difficult."