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VTech commitment rumors false

Rumors surfaced over this past weekend that huge 6-foot-6, 300-pound offensive tackle Blake DeChristopher committed to Virginia Tech. Rivals caught up with Midlothian (Va.) Clover Hill head coach Sean O'Hare to find out the truth.
"No he hasn't committed anywhere at this time," he said. "I don't know where that rumor is coming from because I actually got a call from one of the coaches at Maryland recently saying the same thing. Blake actually wasn't even at Tech over the weekend. He was participating in the state track meet."
Though DeChristopher hasn't committed anywhere, he has seen an increase in offers over the last few weeks.
"He's gotten some great offers from some impressive schools including Virginia, Ohio State and North Carolina State all in the last two weeks. He is now up to I believe five offers," O'Hare said. "He has been staying very open-minded about the recruiting process and plans to visit all the schools that have offered this summer to give him a better idea of what they offer academically and for football. He is a very well grounded young man that will make a good decision and find the best fit for him."
The lineman prospect plans to take visits this summer in hopes of possibly making a decision by early fall.
"I think he is leaning towards an earlier decision," he stated. "I believe if he gets a good feeling on one of his visits this summer he probably will make the decision."
O'Hare continues to be impressed by the way his star player is developing.
"The biggest thing about Blake is the player he has turned into since his sophomore year," he said. "Back then he was a 6-foot-4, 240-pound kid and I still could tell he'd be a good player, but in the past year and a half he's grown to be 6-foot-6, 300-pounds and now he moves really well. He has improved in every aspect of his game doing offseason workout training, strength conditioning and more to become a dominant player."