Wall Headed to Hargrave

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William Wall, the former HD Woodson (Washington, DC) defensive end who committed to Virginia Tech in August of 2003, will attend Hargrave Military Academy. He enrolls this August and will attend for one year.

“I’m going to Hargrave,” Wall said. “I’m going for a year. They changed the rules on us, so you have to go there for a year. Everybody does. It shouldn’t be too bad though because I’m going with a teammate of mine from last year, [6-0, 200 pound running back] Alfonso Dormu.”

Wall remains very much committed to Virginia Tech and will sign in February of 2005.

“I’m still going to Virginia Tech,” Wall said emphatically. “That’s never going to change. I can’t wait to get there. I talk to the coaches all the time. In fact, I just talked to Coach Ball yesterday. He tells me to keep my grades up and what I need to do to get there. Coach Ball said I needed to take Geometry this summer, so I’m going to summer school to take Geometry. Yesterday he was making sure which school I was going to. At first I wasn’t sure if I was going to Hargrave or Fork Union, but now I know I’m going to Hargrave.”

Wall finished this past year at Oscar Smith High School. He transferred from HD Woodson mid-year in order to complete several necessary courses. He says the only hold back in qualifying is his GPA, which he has been working on raising. According to HD Woodson Defensive Coordinator Wayne Johnson, Wall has scored over 1,000 on the SAT.

Physically, Wall has been working very hard in the weight room over the past year or so.

“I’m still 6-3, 255 pounds, but it looks a lot better now (laughs),” Wall said. “My Uncle has been staying on me to keep working out every day.”

An excellent athlete who can play offense or defense, Wall will likely stay on defense and play defensive end for Virginia Tech. He brings Virginia Tech’s 2005 commitment total to six.



Wall has gotten to know top rising senior prospect Greg Boone, who plays the quarterback and safety for Oscar Smith. He is trying to get Boone to join him at Tech.

“I’m trying to convince him to go,” Wall said. “I don’t think he pays me any mind though (laughs).”