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South's 29th-Ranked Defensive End, Robert Porcher IV, Secures Official Visit Date With Virginia Tech

A school representing the ACC has locked in an official visit date with former Nebraska commit and the 29th-ranked defensive end in the South, Robert Porcher IV.

Robert Porcher IV went to Twitter on Monday to officially de-commit from the Nebraska Cornhuskers in hopes of playing closer to his home in Central Florida, and it looks like the South's 29th-ranked defensive end has located a school that fits his needs.

A product of powerhouse Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips, the 6-foot-3, 240-pound Porcher is a hot commodity on the recruiting scene that's registered close to 30 scholarship offers over the past year.

Porcher is also the son of Robert Porcher, a former Detroit Lions great that played out 12 seasons in the National Football League.

"I'm going to Virginia Tech in January," Porcher said. "It's the 20th or 21st; whenever that Saturday is.

"Virginia Tech is a great school," Porcher added. "The coaching staff, they have seemed really cool to be around. It's closer to home, and they also have great academics.

"I think I would fit in perfect in their defense."

Not one but a stable of Virginia Tech coaches have been putting forth their best effort in hopes of teaming up with Florida's 13th-ranked defensive end sooner rather than later.

"The relationships are getting stronger," Porcher said. "I met (defensive coordinator) coach (Bud) Foster last year and he seemed really cool. I've also been talking to (safeties) coach (Galen) Scott for a while now; he's real, real cool.

"I just started talking to their d-line coach (Charley Wiles) about a month ago, and he's cool too. I mean, a couple other coaches followed me, so I've just been talking to them too."

Being the nationally-recognized prospect he is, Porcher should have no shortage of suitors over the next couple of months, so which additional schools could roll out the red carpet and welcome him in for an official visit?

"I'm supposed to be going to Georgia Tech, but I'm not absolutely sure; I may, but I don't know," Porcher said. "I may also go to Michigan State."

Porcher, who's hoping to make a decision just days prior to National Signing Day, is also not quite ready to label anyone as the new front-runner in his recruitment

"Nah, not really," Porcher said when asked if he had any top schools. "Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech really want me, though."

As always, stay tuned to Scout.

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