North Discusses VT Visit

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North Stafford (Garrisonville, VA) recruit Antonio North was in Blacksburg this past weekend for his official visit to Virginia Tech. Tech fans don’t have to sweat out a decision from one of the state’s top offensive linemen, as North verbally committed to the Hokies last June.

“I had a great time,” North said of his official visit experience. “I got a chance to meet a couple of recruits such as Demetrius Taylor, Cody Grimm and Eric Davis. I was hosted by Duane Brown and I had a chance to meet the rest of the team. I talked to Xavier Adibi, Jimmy Williams and Roland Minor. They were all great guys. I had a lot of fun.”

It may be easy to guess what the best part of the trip was for the 6-4, 310-pound prospect.

“The food,” North said with a big laugh. “Seriously though, the best part was everything. I met with some advisors who gave us a feel for the college life. The experience of getting to know the players and seeing what college life is like was just a great time. Demetrius Taylor is a great guy and we got along really well.

“Overall, it was one of the best experiences I’ve had. I can’t wait to sign.”

In addition to getting to know Demetrius Taylor over the weekend, North has met several other Virginia Tech recruits at various games throughout last year.

“Every guy I’ve met so far has been awesome,” North said. “They are all great guys. In this recruiting class, I see nothing but great people with great potential on and off the field.”

North enjoyed an excellent senior season in which he helped his team to the state championship game. Named first-team all-state, first-team all-region and first-team Washington Post all-metro, North felt like he grew more mentally as a player than physically.

“I really don’t think I physically improved all that much,” North said. “Mentally, I did. All of the seniors did. We stepped up as seniors and become good role models for our younger players. Making it to the state championship game was a great way to end the season.”

With his combination of quick feet and size, North has a lot of potential on the next level. How does North feel about his potential?

“Everybody says I’m going to be really good,” North said. “But I’m just going to do the best I can. I’m not going to hype myself up. I’m really looking forward to getting to Tech and working with Coach Gentry. Everybody says