|Position:||OT / DT|
|Bench Press:||460 pounds|
|School:||North Mecklenburg High School, Huntersville, NC|
Derek is rated as the 4th best offensive lineman in the nation by TheInsiders.com.
He has already taken official visits to Ohio State (10/5), Georgia (11/9) and Tennessee (1/11). He will be going to NC State this weekend for an official visit.
Derek is currently undecided as to which school he will visit with his fifth and final official visit.
"I don't know yet," he said. "I'm considering Boston College, Oklahoma and Penn State."
Two teams are at the top of Derek's list at the moment.
"Ohio State and Georgia are my top 2."
Nittany Lion fans are hoping Derek will choose to visit State College.
"I haven't been there. I might just go up there and try to see what it's like first. I've watched them play on TV, but I haven't been up to the university or anything."
Why is Derek interested in Penn State?
"Well, you know, Penn State football," he said as if it were obvious. "It's good football. This year wasn't really that great, but I think they've got a good coaching staff and they put offensive lineman in the pros. I see it as a pretty good football program, but I couldn't tell you anything about their school because I haven't been there yet."
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