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Virginia football is first offer for NCT OL Christian Pellage

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Thu. May 23, 2013 | Matt Baker | Email

Nature Coast OL Christian Pellage landed his first college offer Thursday morning, after Virginia extended him a scholarship, Sharks coach Charles Liggett announced.

Pellage was listed at 6-foot-7, 215 pounds as a sophomore but has bulked up considerably heading into NCT’s spring game against Tarpon Springs on Friday. After practice earlier this week, Liggett called Pellage one of the team’s biggest bright spots of the spring.

“Pellage, to me, is the biggest surprise, the biggest gain of all of them,” Liggett said. “He is so much stronger from head to toe now than he was just in January.”

The Cavaliers offered Pellage after seeing him practice Wednesday. Virginia was also there to scout senior DE Rohan Blackwood, who also earned a UVA offer.

Pellage is the second Sharks prospect for the class of 2015 to get an offer, after WR Jonathan Thomas (UMass, Toledo).

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