Eric Tetlow is skyrocketing

Eric Tetlow began the week with offers from Pittsburgh and Navy. By week's end, he more than doubled his list by receiving offers from Wake Forest, Boston College and Old Dominion all in one day. Tetlow, a 6-foot-6, 290-pound offensive lineman, was visited by the Demon Deacon offensive line coach yesterday at Mills E. Godwin High School in Richmond, Va.

"Coach Himebauch came up to watch me workout," said Eric Tetlow. "Afterward he told me that he couldn't extend an official offer yet, but to call him later that night. I did, and that's when I received the offer.

"We talked for about half an hour. He said he liked how I was really focused on my technique and liked the way I bend and the way I move. We didn't really go into what I would play there, but he said he thought I could play either tackle or guard.

"Wake Forest is a great academic school. Our valedictorian didn't even make it into Wake. High academics are something I take great pride in. I have a 3.9 GPA. I'm definitely planning on taking an unofficial visit there over the summer."

Tetlow has been having a whirlwind spring going to combines and making spring visits. He recently made an East Coast swing to Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh, Maryland, and West Virginia. He's also gone to ECU, Michigan State, Virginia, and attended Navy's spring game. At this time, however, Tetlow isn't ready to commit let alone name any favorites.

"It's all happened so fast I haven't really had time to think about favorites," Tetlow said. "The NFL isn't for everyone, so I want to put my name on a degree that means something. I want to go to a place where I can enjoy the people and the town for the next four or five years.

"The offers I have are all from great Division 1 programs that compete at the highest level in great conferences. In the end I'm going to go to the college that feels right."

This fall is Tetlow's fourth season as a starter at Godwin. He started all 10 games in 2011 at left tackle for the Eagles. He was named First Team All-Colonial District. Tetlow believes this year is when they'll finally get by area rival Hermitage.

"We have a special group of returning starters coming back," explained Tetlow. "We'll have a good quarterback, and running back, and the best offensive line in the district.

"Derrick Green is a great player, but [Hermitage] lost a lot of their starters. I think we can get past them and make a deep playoff run with our experience and talent."

Tetlow wears No. 75 for the Eagles. His father is an native Austrailian who came to the U.S. to join the swim team at Harvard University.

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