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National Signing Day 2011: DT David Dean Signs with Virginia

David Dean | Defensive Tackle | Green Run HS (Virginia Beach, Va.)
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6'1" / 285 lbs / 5.1 Video: [ESPN] [Rivals]

Rankings:
- ESPN:  4* / 79 Rating / #19 DT
- Rivals: 3* / 5.7 Rating / #30 DT / #10 State
- Scout: 3* / #70 OT
- _247: 4* / 90 Rating

Other Offers: Boston College Duke, Louisville, Marshall, Old Dominion, Stanford, West Virginia

Notes:  He's only 6'1", but he's shown himself to be as disruptive as any other defensive tackle out there (and it's perhaps worth noting that six of the 18 guys ranked ahead of him at DT by ESPN are also 6'1"). His strengths include first-step quickness, toughness, and penetration. He made first-team all-district in 2010. His junior year, he put up 54 tackles, eight sacks and four forced fumbles.

Quotables

"In talking with Coach Hanson and seeing the team practice and in games, you can see that the staff likes quick, athletic defensive tackles that can get up the field vertically. That was very appealing to me."