Virginia Tech extended an offer recently to Tim Settle (Manassas, VA/Stonewall Jackson) who now holds eight scholarship offers.
“Everything is going great,” Settle said. “I feel great and just staying humble, I just have to do me and even though I have 8 [offers] now I can’t get big headed and I just need to stay relaxed. I just have to keep training and try to make it to states this year.”
Virginia Tech extended the offer to Settle through his high school coach a few weeks ago. “My coach told me [about Virginia Tech]. He said my recruiter came by and said they were doing an evaluation for the class of 2015. A couple days later they called my coach and said they were going to offer. I think they are supposed to come back this week but I don’t know for sure.”
What does the 6-foot 3-inch 307-pounder know about the Hokies?
“I actually haven’t done much research yet on Virginia Tech but I know that it is a good school and they have one of the best defensive coordinators in the country with Bud Foster.”
Although Settle admits he doesn’t know too much about Virginia Tech, he has a very close tie to the Hokies program through his friend and mentor, Dwight Vick. “Dwight is telling me some stuff about Virginia Tech, like that it is a good school and that they have great coaching there, but his main focus is making sure guys like me have the opportunity to go to any school we want. Me and Dwight get a long great because he sees leadership in me. He is telling me what I need to do to finish a drill right. He doesn’t treat me unequal to everyone else. I see him almost every Sunday on our training day.”
Settle has been receiving good news quite often recently with all his new found attention, and yesterday afternoon he found out that he is now ranked as the number one player in the state and number eight player nationally according to 247Sports. “It is amazing, it is all good because I have a lot of players looking up to me and when they hear news like that it can help push them because they want to be like me. I will be able to teach them what I know and hopefully they can be better than me, we have a lot of young guys on the team that I know look up to me so I want to be a good leader and captain on the field.”
Even with a high ranking, Settle is taking it all in stride, working hard this offseason to get better. “I want to work on technique and awareness this offseason. I am working on my hand movements and placement and trying to read where the ball is. I want to be 100% sure where the ball is going so I can blow it up.”
With over two years until national signing day, Settle has plenty of time to evaluate each school that offers him, and he has set up a certain criteria for determining his future home. “I want to start all four years, but I am not going to be picky about it. Recruiting wise, I don’t want to go to a school that is recruiting a lot of defensive lineman in my class. I really just want to go to a good school, somewhere that I feel comfortable and has what I want to major in.”
Coming up this summer plenty of visits will happen but no schedule has been set yet. “I am not sure but I am hoping to head to all of the schools that I have offers from. I am probably headed to a VT camp and a South Carolina camp for sure. I am going to do some College Prep World workouts and my trainer’s keep me updated on camps but I am not sure what camps I am going to yet.”
Settle is currently ranked with a numerical rating of 98 equating to a five star prospect.