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Does ACC, Big Ten or Pac-12 hold advantage for No. 11 OLB Nathan Proctor?

Indian Head (Md.) Lackey outside linebacker Nathan Proctor updates where his recruitment stands.

Nathan Proctor, the the No. 11 outside linebacker in the nation, will make his official visits after his senior season, and he plans to announce is decision on signing day.

Beyon that, the Indian Head (Md.) Lackey standout is remaining patient, and pushing his recruitment to the side until his season ends.

Although Penn StateVirginia TechMarylandPittsburghUCF, and Tennessee appear to be among the schools standing out, the 6-foot-2, 217-pound, he is yet to trim his list.

"Everybody that offered is still hitting me up," Proctor said. "I really haven't been doing anything recruiting since school started, or said, 'Ok, this is where I am narrowing it down.' "

Proctor said he does not have any official visits scheduled, nor does he plan on making any unofficial visits during the season.

"I've been at Lackey focusing on school and my team because I'm a senior," Proctor said. 

Between school, practice and homework, Proctor said he does not have a lot of time to deal with recruiting. He added coaches from around the region are always checking in with him.

"Throughout the day I get messages. I get them midday, morning and in the evening," Proctor said. "They're seeing how I'm doing, telling me what they have to offer."

Penn State made Proctor one of its top linebacker targets, and he added his conversations with the Nittany Lions' staff is similar to rest of the staffs he speaks with regularly.

"We talk about what I can get up there, and them telling me what is going on with practice," Proctor said. "It's pretty much the same with every school."

There are a few things of high importance to Proctor as he gets closer to a list trimming and setting official visits.

"I need a family-like basis, a (good) coaching staff and academic staff," he said. "I want a place that is going to back their athlete and see him as family member and not just another athlete."

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