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Virginia Football Recruiting: Michigan State offers Derrick Nnadi


2014 four-star defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi is a huge in-state target for both the Virginia Cavaliers and Virginia Tech Hokies, and he just received an offer from the Michigan State Spartans to add to his growing, prestigious list. Nnadi is the seventh-best recruit in the state of Virginia in the 2014 recruiting class, and he is the highest on the Virginia Cavaliers. However, he is also very interest in the in-state rival Virginia Tech Hokies, and this will continue to be one terrific in-state battle between rival programs. It will be interesting to see, though, how Michigan State figures in the recruitment of our 107th-best prospect overall.

Derrick Nnadi has also received offers from the Florida State Seminoles, Illinois Fighting Illini, Ohio State Buckeyes, Wake Forest Demon Deacons, Maryland Terrapins, Wisconsin Badgers, West Virginia Mountaineers, North Carolina State Wolfpack, and Mississippi Rebels. The LSU Tigers, Alabama Crimson Tide, and Tennessee Volunteers are three major SEC programs with interest.

Ron Burton is the one trying to recruit Derrick Nnadi to Michigan State, and the top ten defensive tackle is now one of nine uncommitted offers from the Spartans to defensive tackles in the 2014 class. Nnadi is one of the Spartans eight “high choices”, and they currently have one committed DT in fellow “high choice” Enoch Smith Jr. (he was a phenomenal get for the Spartans).

Nnadi has great strength and a relentless motor that allows him to be a force on the interior. The four-star DT is clearly one of the top 150 prospects in the country, and he has a strong chance of being a difference-maker at DT. Although Virginia Tech has a very good chance of landing Nnadi, Virginia has the best chance of landing Nnadi. All three 247Sports experts who made their predictions chose Virginia as Nnadi’s college choice.

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl selection and 6’1″, 305 pound Ocean Lakes standout in Virginia Beach visited the Cavaliers last month and also visited both Virginia and Virginia Tech in late March. Teams will continue to offer the top 150 recruit, but it seems extremely difficult to envision the quick, penetrating DT playing college ball outside of the state of Virginia. Although his father graduated from Virginia Tech, Virginia looks like the school to beat right now for the rising 2014 DT.




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