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When class of 2024 Salem (Virginia) linebacker Chris Cole attended the GameDay Camp at Brooke Point High School earlier this month he had a few solid scholarship offers. 

The 6-foot-3, 195-pound 'backer had collected opportunities from Duke, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.

But following his camp linebacker MVP performance, Cole has seen his stock soar, as he's added offers from Miami and Texas A&M and is hearing from many others.

"The GameDay Camp was an awesome experience for me," Cole said. "I had the opportunity to compete with some very talented athletes from around the country. Winning MVP definitely showed where I stand competitively amongst my peers. I’m surprised and grateful at how fast my recruitment picked up after the camp."

The Aggies were the first ones to extend a new scholarship offer, and it came almost immediately. 

Cole plans to visit College Station in April.

"I think that Texas A&M has a great program," he said. "They have a great defensive scheme and I feel like my playing style would fit great with their program."

Next up was an offer from the Hurricanes.

"I'm very excited about the Miami offer," Cole said. "I have family in Miami, which makes it that much better. My uncle, Rohan Marley, played at Miami, so I’m excited to get to know more about the university and what coach (Mario) Cristobal is doing with the football program."

The Virginia product is planning a summer trip to check out the program, but isn't yet sure if that will come in June or July.

Regardless, Cole's MVP performance has put him on the map of some major programs and the second-team all-state selection is clearly one to watch going forward.

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