Walko Hears from Hokies

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Like many other prospects, offensive lineman Jon Walko has been receiving phone calls from Division I-A coaches since September 1st. Virginia Tech was one of them, as Coach Frank Beamer and Coach Tony Ball talked to the Seneca Valley (Germantown, MD) standout on Wednesday.

“I had about 4 calls on Wednesday – Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Marshall and N.C. State,” Walko said. “Virginia Tech called to let me know that they are coming down [tonight] to see my game. I talked to Coach Ball most of the time, and Coach Beamer briefly. They told me they are still real high on me.”

Walko did not see the Virginia Tech/USC game in person, but was able to catch it on TV. He was impressed with the Tech crowd, which turned out in full force at Fed-Ex Field.

“It was awesome,” Walko said. “They had a huge crowd, and it wasn’t even a home game.”

Virginia Tech remains one of the teams Walko would like to visit this Fall. Clemson and West Virginia are the other main schools involved. He doesn’t have visits set yet, but says he will “definitely get down to see those three.”

While Walko likes all 3 programs, he didn’t want to name those as his clear favorites.

“I wouldn’t classify them as favorites,” Walko said of Tech, Clemson and West Virginia. “I mean, I kind of like those a little better right now, but it’s hard. Every school I go to, I like something a little better than at the others. It’s hard. I could go to Marshall or somewhere and absolutely love it.”

Walko says he will likely visit Marshall as well. Having never visited there before, he doesn’t know as much about Marshall as he does about the other 3 programs.

“I’m anxious to take a look at them this year,” Walko said. “I don’t know much about them. I want to visit there.”

When Walko makes his visits, he says they will “likely” be official trips but he is not sure. One thing is for sure, and that is Walko will make visits for games, because game atmosphere remains a big part of his decision.

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Walko discussed further what exactly he likes about Tech right now.

“I like the fact that they are getting a new academic center,” Walko said. “I like the new addition to the stadium. Another thing is that they have everything in close

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