WFU Closing In On VA OL

Wake Forest continues to monitor top prospects from throughout the country to determine which prospects would fit best in their 2009 football class. One prospect that has caught the eye of the Deacon staff in recent months is an offensive lineman from just up the road in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Through his play as a senior, Devin Bolling has proven himself as one of the top offensive lineman prospects in the east coast. DeaconSports caught up with the 6'5, 270 pound lineman for the latest on his season and recruitment.

"We've been doing good," Bolling said. "We've won districts and did well in our regular season. We're at 11-0, #1 in the district and #1 in the state. We're the regional champions and we're having a good season. I think we've been playing a good ‘A' game and we need to keep it up in the playoffs."

Bolling believes that he has escalated his play during his senior season as well. "My game has improved a lot. I've gotten down field and now get out to the linebackers and safeties. My rush blocking and pass blocking are both really improved."

His improvement over the past year has brought in a 15+ offers including full rides from some of the nation's top programs. "Virginia Tech, they've just offered me," he said. "Boston College has offered, South Carolina has offered, and UConn. Richmond and all of those types of schools have offered and Wake Forest has started recruiting me hard."

According to Bolling, Virginia Tech is his most recent offer. "They have a regular scholarship offer for me they think but worst case I can go in January as a greyshirt," Bolling said. "That's fine in my book. It gives me a chance to get bigger, faster, [and] stronger."

Although Wake Forest has recently jumped heavily into the mix, there is a possibility that the Demon Deacons will offer and, if they do, Wake Forest has a great chance at landing a commitment from Bolling. "I think they might offer me here soon," Bolling said. "They want me to come on Saturday. I'm not sure. I am going to try to go this Saturday but I'm not 100% sure. Coach Billings is still recruiting me hard and he's still requesting tape."

With an offer, the Demon Deacons would move to the top of Bolling's list. "They would be #1 on my list," he said. "I like it because it is a small campus, nothing big. It is close to home and they have good football. ACC, Division I, and a degree is good, real good, from there."

Of the schools that have offered, UConn, Boston College, Richmond, East Carolina, Virginia Tech, and South Carolina still remain in the mix.

Bolling believes that he would like to wait until at least after the season before making a verbal commitment. "Really, I want to take my visits after the season. I took one to Boston College for the Notre Dame game but the rest would be after the season. If we keep winning, it'll be after the state championship. If not, I'll take them right after the playoffs."

Bolling said that top 2010 junior Zack McCray will also be visiting Wake Forest this weekend.


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