June 22, 2012

Interest picking up for Tetlow

Strong performances at college camps along with a busy travel schedule have been on-going trends for Eric Tetlow this summer.

Last week the Richmond (Va.) Mills E. Godwin offensive tackle camped at Florida State, Miami (Fla.) and South Florida.

"I did very well at the Florida State camp," Tetlow said. "I had a very good showing in one-on-ones. I did very well in all the drills. Coach [Rick] Trickett said he was very surprised and very impressed with my performance. He said he wants to stay in close contact with me, so hopefully something good comes out of that."

The 6-foot-6, 294-pounder, who is rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, is trying to figure out where he feels the most comfortable and fits in best.

He claims scholarship offers from Boston College, East Carolina, Maryland, Navy, Old Dominion, Pittsburgh, Purdue, South Florida, Temple and Wake Forest, while Miami (Fla.), Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia are showing interest.

Tetlow said Virginia Tech is going to decide which direction it is going to take in his recruitment after its July camp.

"It makes me question them a little bit," Tetlow said. "I really do enjoy watching Virginia Tech. It's a school that I like. If they offer me great; if they don't that's fine with me. I have plenty of options that I like."

"I've been in contact with West Virginia [and] Vanderbilt. I've visited West Virginia. I haven't visited Vanderbilt yet, but I'm planning on going to a camp in July down there. UVA is coming back into the picture."

None of Tetlow's suitors have emerged as the favorite in his recruitment, but the Commonwealth lineman is thinking about narrowing his list of schools down in July.

However, Tetlow said he does like Wake, who is being pursued by Jonathan Himebauch for the Demon Deacons.

"He's [Himebauch] just letting me know how everything is going, the recent commitments and how this class is going to be his first class in recruiting and how it's going to be a special class," Tetlow said. "He's just telling me all the good things about Wake Forest and he's been helping me along this whole process."

Tetlow excelled at Wake's camp in the one-on-one competitions, and the Virginia product said he has carried that success to other camps. He attributes it to his athleticism, to his improved lateral quickness and ability to bring his hips through when blocking.

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