"It is very exciting," R.J. Proctor recalled. "I was just jumping off the walls, especially since it was my first ACC offer. It was amazing."
The Bealeton (Va.) Liberty offensive tackle received an offer from Virginia on Thursday-joining James Madison and Old Dominion in the fight to land him. UVa offensive line coach Scott Wachenheim visited Liberty High School earlier in the day, and it was the Virginia assistant, who told Proctor and his family the good news.
" He said I was a very good leader, and he liked my bend and my footwork," Proctor stated. "My mom almost had a heart attack. She heard him say those words, and her, my dad and grandma just jumped up and were running around."
Proctor is very familiar with the Cavalier program. The 6-foot-4, 308 pounder visited Virginia twice over the spring.
"They feel like family; they are really close. I like the team that they have there. The coaches are really cool, I like coach (Mike) London-especially when he hit the Nae Nae that set it off," laughed Proctor.
The 2015 prospect won't be joking around with his future, however. Proctor is ready to grind it out at college camps this summer, beginning at Duke this weekend.
"I think Duke could be (the next offer), because I am going to their camp this Sunday..I liked the campus a lot, my parents love it and they are really high on education. And I already have a cousin that goes there."
Like Duke, the Terps and the Hokies have been showing a lot of interest in the lineman.
"Ever since I put up those videos of me pancaking Timothy Settle," he joked. "It's a humbling experience."
No quick decisions for Proctor. The standout is hoping to find the perfect program, a place where he can call home.
"I am looking for my major and I want a good football team that is like a family. It is close to home, but that doesn't really matter as long as it has good academics, a good football team and a good tradition."