VA DE Hearing A Lot From Maryland

David Alaniz Planning on Attending Combines Over the Next Few Weeks.

Virginia defensive end prospect David Alaniz will be very busy proving his skills these next few weeks.

“I've gone to the MFJ Elite Football Camp already, which was more of a showcase than a combine, but that was really good. We have the Nike Combine that I'm going to next week. And then the week after that is the National Underclassmen Combine that I plan on attending.”

Alaniz should garner even more attention in the near future after a solid junior year in which he racked up ten catches for 156 yards and three touchdowns. He was also named Second Team All District.

Maryland has shown a lot of interest in the 6'5” 240 pound junior. “I've been getting letters in the mail every week from Maryland. They've been in contact with me a lot. They want me to come up to visit and go to some of their practices this spring. I actually went up for one of their home games in the fall and that was really good. I plan on visiting Maryland sometime soon, whenever I get a chance.”

Other Division 1 schools are also courting him, including Duke, UVA, Vanderbilt, Pitt, Auburn, Bowling Green, and Ohio.

He currently does not have any offers, but his coach Mike Bolin at James Wood High School in Winchester, VA believes Alaniz is a D-1 caliber player and the sky is the limit for his impact at the next level. “If he finds the right system that fits what he does well, such as a team that plays a tight end and will throw to a tight end, he can excel.”

Coach Bolin had high praise for his player. “He's a hard worker, he's extremely physical, and he can catch the ball. He's a great pass receiver, moves well, and is very quick for his size.”

Alaniz is also one of the most intelligent players on the team, on and off the field. According to Coach Bolin, “David's one of the smartest players on the team. When it comes to academics, he's a 3.4, 3.5 kid. He's in the honors and AP classes, so he gets it done in the classroom. He comes from a real good family. He knows what he wants to do and he's very conscientious about his schoolwork. Also, when it comes to understanding the game, he's got that down pat. Everything he does, he does well. College coaches won't have to worry about that side of him.”

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