New Offers for Mountain Brook OL

Mountain Brook offensive lineman William Vlachos received his first scholarship offer from LSU. He has more offers to discuss and tells of the college coaches in for visits.

"I received a grey-shirt offer from Alabama last Thursday," said William Vlachos from Birmingham, (Ala.). "I went down for an unofficial visit. I had a real good time down there. I spoke to coach Cheese [Charlie Harbison] and coach [Bob] Connelly for a long time."

"They told me they only had 13 available scholarships this year. They didn't have any scholarships for offensive lineman, but I was the top guard on their board."

"It's something I am really going to have to think about. I have always wanted to play for Alabama. The coaches have told me there is still a chance I could end up with a regular scholarship this year."

"I am excited about the opportunity. It's still something I will have to think about."

Vlachos received his newest scholarship offer yesterday from Troy, and another offer is likely on the way.

"West Virginia is coming down to see me next week," he said. "They said it's standard for them to come down to see me in practice before they make an offer. I think they will end up offering me."

"Coach Dabo Swinney from Clemson and coach Jimbo Fisher from LSU have been here this week. Arkansas, UAB, Troy and Samford have been here as well."

The 6-2, 300-pound lineman is one of the strongest players in the state sporting a 410-pound bench press. He recorded a bench press of 185-pounds 34 times at the Alabama Junior All-Star game.

Vlachos will participate in the All-American Combine in Tuscaloosa Saturday, April 29.

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