East's No. 3 DT Breyon Gaddy's long scholarship list includes ACC, Big Ten and SEC

Breyon Gaddy is well into double-digit scholarship offers and the four-star Virginia Beach (Va.) Bishop Sullivan Catholic defensive lineman gave Scout the latest.

Breyon Gaddy continues to be one of the most sought-after prospects in the country. NC State and Maryland were the most recent schools to join the long list of those who have offered the 6-foot-4, 305-pound Gaddy.

Maryland pulled the trigger first.

"That offer means a lot because I know they have a good football program," said Gaddy, who claims no favorites at this time. "All the coaches on the new staff are good people and I can tell that they really focus on helping their players get better every day. I definitely plan on visiting sometime this spring.

"(Wide receivers) coach (Chris) Beatty is recruiting me. We're developing a relationship and I really like him. He seems like he's really cool and very energetic. He's been telling me that he wants me to visit."

NC State was the most recent school to offer.

"My coach let me know about it and it also means a lot," he said. "I actually know some people that go to school there and they've told me it's a great school academically and athletically. I've also heard that the environment is very good down there.

"I haven't talked to any coaches yet, but I'm looking forward to speaking with them soon. I definitely want to learn more about to the school and I plan on going down there for a visit this spring."

Along with the two aforementioned schools, AlabamaClemsonFlorida StateMiamiMichigan, Michigan StateNorth CarolinaTennesseeVirginia and Virginia Tech have offered among others.

The last place he visited was Tennessee a few weeks ago.

"It was a great trip," Gaddy said. "I had a chance to see the stadium, which was huge, and also talked with some of the players. I also got to see all of the other facilities. (Wide receivers) coach (Zach) Azzanni is recruiting me and I really like him. I felt comfortable around him.

"While I was there, I had a chance to sit down and talk to coach (Butch) Jones. It meant a lot that he took the time to speak to me. I like that's he's very honest. He told he wanted me to come back again during the summer, so I could have chance to spend some more time with the team. I plan on visiting again."

As for what's next, Gaddy will likely visit Virginia Tech in the near future.

Gaddy will make some major decisions this summer.

"I'm going to narrow things down to five or six schools," he said. "I know Clemson and Tennessee will definitely make it. I have great relationship with those coaching staffs and they've recruited me hard for a long time."

He said he hopes to make his commitment by the end of his senior season.


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