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Colleges Scout Cynthia Radford's Son

By NIEHS
August 2005

Devin Radford
Devin Radford (Photo provided by Cynthia Radford)

Cynthia Radford said she was not surprised when colleges started scouting her linebacker son. What did surprise her was how soon they did. Virginia Tech, University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, Clemson, University of Virginia and Wake Forest University have all been trying to convince Devin Radford that he should play for them. But Radford still has a year to go to finish high school.

After a summer of visiting college campuses, the 5-foot, 6-inch football player, a rising senior, has verbally committed to Virginia Tech for the fall of 2006.

Meanwhile, his mother beams.

"I just feel so blessed," Cynthia Radford said. Virginia Tech has offered Devin a full scholarship in exchange for his football skills and maintaining a 2.5 Grade Point Average. Devin has always been a good student, his mother said.

According to an article in the Fayetteville Observer July 14, Virginia Tech was watching Devin because of his speed and versatility. Cynthia Radford said her son liked the Virginia Tech campus best, and feels it will be a good fit for him. He has wanted to go there since he was a child, she said.



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