An athletic defensive tackle, Settle put his size on display last Sunday at the Nike Football Training Combine. As he showcased why he already has double digit offers to his name heading into his junior season.
"I feel like I did great in everything," said Settle, who stars for Stonewall Jackson (Va.) High. "Like, the 1-on-1's you got to adjust who you are going against. Honestly, you never know who you are going against. I went against Damian Prince and I didn't even know who that was. I did good against him. He knows he did against me too. But that's something you need to learn from, cause you know? I love working.
"I'm just out here getting better. There is nothing better than keep getting out here and getting better. I am learning a lot of different stuff, moves, everything."
Currently, Settle has offers from: North Carolina, Virginia, Old Dominion, Alabama, Wisconsin, Ohio State, South Carolina, Clemson, Florida and Virginia Tech. An impressive list for a player who is a willing listener and looking to improve in events like the NFTC.
"I just got to keep bringing everything in, whatever people tell me," Settle said on getting coached up. "I know these coaches have been to the NFL and the CFL, so they can't tell me nothing wrong."
Despite the notable offer list, Settle has only been on visits to UNC, UVA and OSU, thus far. And is hearing considerable interest from other noteworthy programs, including Michigan, who have been by his high school to talk with his head coach.
"I really don't know too much about them," Settle admitted. "I plan on doing research."
If the Wolverines were to offer, Settle said a visit to Ann Arbor could be a possibility.
"I would go check them out," Settle said. "I love interest in every school. I would love to checkout every school I got an offer from out."
As far as what he is looking for in a program, Settle says there is a list of subjects he is looking for on his future visits.
"Everything!" Settle exclaimed. "Where I fit in? Do they have my major? Is their environment good? Will I be treated right? Everything, I don't want to be like, ‘ah, he got an offer.' Then they going to leave me out to dry. I want to be close to the coaches, the players. I want somewhere to fit me, somewhere I can play. I want to play. I am not planning redshirting my freshman year."
With two years left of high school football remaining, Settle says he plans on waiting out the recruiting process.
"I'm just going to wait until signing day. I got a lot of time," Settle said.
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