So far, Virginia Tech has done an excellent job in adding quality talent and potential to the wide receiver position for next year. One of the final two remaining prospects is DeMatha Catholic (Hyattesville, MD) star Derrick McPhearson, who visited Virginia Tech for the first time ever this weekend.
“It was very nice…very interesting,” McPhearson said of his official visit to Tech. He was hosted by Cedric Humes and Mike Imoh. “I had a lot of fun. I had a good time.”
One of the highlights McPhearson experienced was the chemistry among the players, and learning their points-of-view about Virginia Tech.
“The main positive from my visit was seeing how the football players really bonded,” McPhearson said. “You can tell they really love each other. They all seem happy with Virginia Tech, and didn’t say anything bad about it. They all do everything with a smile on their face, and you can tell they appreciate what Virginia Tech has to offer.”
In addition to getting to know the players, McPhearson also learned about the academics as well as the direction of the offense.
“I found out about the academic aspects of Virginia Tech, which was good,” McPhearson said. “Football-wise, I found out what they are looking to do. I asked questions about the offense and got straight-forward answers, which was good. They said they are definitely looking to utilize their strengths. Marcus Vick is looking to be one of the best quarterbacks in the country, so they are definitely going to incorporate the passing game more. They are trying to land a lot of talented receivers this year for that reason.”
McPhearson remains close to the vest when asked if he has any favorites. He will make his final official visit to Florida next weekend, and will decide among Maryland, Virginia Tech, and Florida shortly after.
“I’ll just say what I’ve been saying, which is my recruiting race is wide open,” McPhearson said. “Virginia Tech impressed me a lot. It’s a place I could see myself at. They are going to be in the race until I make my decision.
“I’m going to Florida this weekend, and then I will make my decision. I might have it soon after Florida, but I’m just not sure yet.”
McPhearson has not had any in-home visit throughout the process, though he may have some in-school visits this week from each of his final three schools.
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