ACC School Pulls Ahead for South's 31st-Ranked CB DeAndre Hollins

There is a leader in the clubhouse for Scout's 31st-ranked cornerback in the South, DeAndre Hollins.

A leader has emerged in the recruitment of DeAndre Hollins, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound junior who holds offers from TennesseePenn StateNorth CarolinaKentucky and Wisconsin among others.

Hollins, a product of Tampa (Fla.) Jefferson, enters the spring evaluation period as Scout's 31st-ranked cornerback in the South and 80th-ranked cornerback in the country.

"Virginia Tech (leads), and I say that because they've really been keeping in touch," Hollins said. "They show love and it's just not persuading me to come to their school; it's more of a future life beyond football. The bond is strong, and it shows that If I do choose to go to the school, I'd fit in comfortably.

"I know the DBs coach is determined to help the DBs reach their goal. Whether it's becoming the ACC Champions or getting drafted in the first round, he is going to make sure that it gets done."

With that being said, is there an additional school within striking distance of coach Justin Fuente and the Hokies?

"Yeah, the University of North Carolina," Hollins said. "I have to do some research on them. I haven't talked with (tight ends) coach (Chad) Scott much, but the day they offered me, I received a lot of good information about the school."

Hollins, who plans to take multiple visits in July, is also expecting to dish out an official list of top schools over the summertime.

"After my trips, I plan on creating a top five or seven," Hollins said.

Stay tuned to Scout for the latest developments in Hollins' recruitment. 

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