ACC, Big Ten, Big 12 and SEC programs battling for East's No. 4 DT

MATTHEWS, N.C. -- Four-star Fairmont (W.V.) defensive end Dante Stills released his top six in March and he spoke with Scout at The Opening Charlotte about his recruitment.

After receiving numerous scholarship offers from across the country, Dante Stills put out a list of top schools about a month and a half  ago.

Where do things stand in regards to the recruiting process?

"Obviously, I released my top six a month or two ago, and it was North CarolinaWest VirginiaOklahomaLouisvillePenn State and Virginia Tech," said the 6-foot-4, 265-pound Stills. "But that list is going to change a little bit because I've gotten five or six offers since and I'm really open to everybody.

"Right now, I'd say I'm in contact with Oklahoma, MiamiFlorida, Virginia Tech, Louisville and West Virginia the most. That definitely means a lot because I only get to go through this recruiting process once. I'll probably release a top five at the end of this month or sometime next month. Florida, Miami, West Virginia, Virginia Tech and Penn State are some schools with a good chance to make the list."

Stills' next visit will be Oklahoma this summer.

"It will be my first time there, but I talk to (defensive line) coach (Calvin) Thibodeaux all the time on the phone and we have a great relationship," Stills said. "He's a great coach and has developed many NFL defensive linemen, so that's very impressive. He's told me I have good length and that I'm strong and physical. He also said I could make a big impact. I'm definitely excited about the visit."

The Fairmont standout will also visit Florida in the next few months.

"I know (running backs) coach (Ja'Juan) Seider well because he recruited me when he was at West Virginia," Stills said. "We've had a great relationship for a long time and he's continued to recruit me hard since he got to Florida. He's a great coach and I'm very comfortable around him. I'm looking forward to seeing the what the atmosphere is like and how I'd fit in there."

Stills hopes to take five official visits and make his commitment sometime during football season.

Update: Georgia offered Friday.

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