Hokies Add 19th Commit

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This weekend, Virginia Tech received a commitment from one of the top “sleeper” prospects in the state of Virginia when West Springfield (Springfield, VA) offensive tackle Eric Davis verballed to the Hokies.

“Yes, I have,” Davis replied when asked if he had committed to Virginia Tech. “I actually committed on Saturday.”

At 6-7, 300-pounds, Davis impressed the Tech coaching staff with his senior year performance and earned an official offer last month. He also received interest from Army, James Madison, Marshall and, recently, overtures from the University of Virginia.

Hosted by offensive tackle Jimmy Martin, Davis felt very comfortable on his official visit.

“Seeing how the players interact off the field, it’s just like I’m joining another family,” Davis said.

“I spent most of my free time with the offensive line. They treated me like family – like a friend or like a fellow player. I just felt really welcome and I knew this is where I wanted to go.”

Davis becomes the 19th commitment for the 2005 class. Originally, he had expressed an interest in gray-shirting and enrolling in January 2006. It does not appear that that will happen now.

“When Coach Foster (Davis’ recruiting coach) was talking about this, he mentioned that Coach Beamer wanted to bring everyone in,” Davis said. “He didn’t really want to gray-shirt so red-shirting would be my only option, and I have no problem with that whatsoever.”

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