Pac 10 offer comes in for GMC defensive end

It's rare that a Pac 10 school ventures to Milledgeville, Georgia to offer a Georgia Military player, but that's exactly what happened when Washington State became the first school to offer DE Leroy Vick (6-6, 276). spoke to the talented defensive lineman recently and he updated us on recruiting and when he plans to visit the Palouse to check out the Cougars...

"I just got offered by Washington State," Vick told late Monday evening. "I had been talking to them since the spring and coach (Chris) Ball and I met up and we talked about a few things and he said they really liked my motor and that I played like an animal.

"He and I talked recently and he said they were sending me an offer and I got it in the mail."

Vick said he was excited to get his first offer and wants to visit the Cougars very soon.

"I want to get up there to visit them," Vick said. "I'll look at getting up there soon, maybe even August 28th, so I can see the campus and meet with all of the coaches.

"I know they've struggled to get some wins, but coach Ball has a lot of energy and I think I could do well playing for him down the road."

In addition to his offer from the Cougars, Vick said East Carolina and South Carolina both have been recruiting him as well.

As a prep, Vick enjoyed a solid football career at Fike (Wilson, NC) High School, but was unable to qualify and headed for the best JUCO program he could find.

"It was either go here or go to New York and I didn't want to do that," Vick admitted. "I liked the coaches and the program here and felt like, if I did well here, I would eventually get a scholarship from a D-1 school."

As a freshman last fall, Vick played in every game for the Bulldogs at the strongside defensive end position and had 20 tackles and five tackles-for-loss for a team that went 6-4.

"I'm more of a run-stopper than a pass-rusher, but I've improved in both areas this summer," Vick said. "I worked really hard at getting bigger and stronger and just using my hands and my moves to help me be better."

In addition to his prototypical size, Vick also has outstanding athleticism posting a 4.9 forty time and a 315-pound bench press and a 285-pound power clean.

Vick will graduate in December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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