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ACC, Big Ten, SEC programs vying for top-ranked Va. OT Mekhi Becton

Mekhi Becton has scholarship offers from across the country and he spoke with Scout about where his in the recruiting process.

Over the summer, senior offensive tackle Mekhi Becton narrowed his lengthy list of schools to ten.

VirginiaMichiganMichigan StateVirginia TechPittsburghGeorgiaRutgersNorth CarolinaPenn State and Maryland were the schools that made the cut.

"I'm still considering all those schools," said the 6-foot-7, 300-pound Becton. "They're all recruiting me hard. I'm probably going to narrow things down at the end of my season, but I'm not sure which schools will make it.

"I haven't set any official visits yet. But I'll probably take some uofficials soon to Penn State, Michigan and Michigan State. Then I'll probably take my officials after the season."


His last trip was to Virginia.

"I went up for an unofficial for the Pittsburgh game," Becton said. "It was fun and I had a great time. The team's entrance and atmosphere were my favorite parts of the trip."

According to Becton, his next stop will likely be Michigan.

"I don't have a date yet, but that's where I'll probably go next," he said. "I'm looking forward to seeing the campus and football facilities.

"I've been in contact with offensive line) coach (Tim) Drevno. I like his personality and the way he treats his players."

He has the closest relationships with a few coaches.

"I have to closest relationships with (offensive line) coach (Garett) Tujaque from Virginia, (offensive line) coach (Vance) Vice from Virginia Tech, (offensive line) coach (Matt) Limegrover from Penn State, (offensive line) coach (John) Peterson from Pittsburgh and coach Drevno from Michigan. I like that they all really care about their players a lot."

Becton is in no hurry to make his decision, but knows what he looking for at the next level.

"I'll probably commit on signing day," he said. "Academics, campus atmosphere and playing time will be the main factors."

Highland Springs is 7-1 and continues their season Friday at home against Henry at 7 p.m.

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