JH: What have you been doing this summer?
DP: "As a team we
train everyday from 4 to 6 p.m. I went to camps at North Carolina, North
Carolina State, Wake Forest and I spent some time at Virginia. I really didn't
participate in most of the camps, because I was told by the coaches that I
really didn't need to. However, I did participate in a few drills at the North
JH: Since you didn't really participate in the camps,
what did you end up doing?
DP: "I spent most of my time at the camps
just trying to get to know the coaches and see a little of their
JH: Have you grown any this summer?
maintaining where I was at the start of the summer. I am still 6-4 and I weight
289, which is where I want to be for the start of the season."
are ranked as one of the top defensive tackles in the country, so how many
scholarship offers do you have?
DP: "I would say that it is over 30
schools at this point."
JH: Who are some of the schools that you are
DP: "I am going to sit down and talk to my coach
and mom at the beginning of our season and try to narrow down my choices. I am
looking at Florida State, Miami, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Wake Forest, Georgia,
Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Virginia and Virginia Tech, North Carolina, North
Carolina State, UCLA, Clemson, South Carolina and Florida."
are still considering just about everybody, are you getting edgy to narrow that
list down some?
DP: "I don't really mind still having all these teams
on my list. I still think it is early in the recruiting process."
What are your thoughts on Oklahoma?
DP: "I have talked to Bob Stoops
and he was great to talk to. He told me that not only are they ranked high on
the field, but they have a real high graduation rate and that is my top
priority. I think their assistant coaches are great guys as well."
Top DT has long list
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