Did Virginia Impress Turk?

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Woodrow Wilson (NJ) senior Turk McBride, who is one of the top LB/DE prospects in the nation, returned today from his visit to the University of Virginia.

The Cavaliers, who are competing with the likes of Florida, Tennessee, Ohio State, and NC State for the All-American, needed to make an impression over the past few days. It appears Virginia was able to do just that.

“It went real well,” said McBride, who arrived in Charlottesville on Saturday. “I was hosted by [freshman running back] Wali Lundy. Everyone was real cool. I felt comfortable with the players.”

Mike McBride, who is Turk’s uncle and football coach for Woodrow Wilson High School, also had good things to say about the Virginia experience.

“It was a great experience,” said Mike McBride. “Coach Groh has an excellent program down there.”

Now it is decision time for Turk. Although he is still considering all five favorites, three schools may have moved to the forefront.

“Virginia, Florida, and Tennessee are the main ones I’m looking at, but I’m still considering NC State and Ohio State,” said Turk McBride. “If I had to pick a date right now that I will decide by, it would be signing day. But I may decide a few days earlier, I really don’t know.”

According to McBride, he will use this week to sit with his family and think about his decision. Three factors will make the difference in his decision.

“Education, playing time, and comfort level with the players and coaches are the main factors,” said McBride.

It appears McBride had a great time on his visit to Virginia. Both he and his uncle had very positive things to say about the Virginia program and the experience last weekend. Tomorrow, coaches from Florida and Ohio State will go to Woodrow Wilson to meet with McBride. It remains to be seen when the Cavaliers will visit.

The Cavaliers have a good chance to land McBride. Look for an official announcement around signing day.