In-State Star Selects VT

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One of the top prospects in the state of Virginia has finally made his decision. Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, VA) star Greg Boone has chosen Virginia Tech over Maryland, North Carolina and West Virginia, among others. His final decision came down to Maryland and Virginia Tech before he selected the Hokies.

“Greg’s going to Tech,” Oscar Smith head coach Richard Morgan said this morning.

Boone is a 6-4, 250-pound prospect who played quarterback and safety in high school. A tremendous athlete, Boone will get a shot at quarterback in college but could end up playing any one of a number of positions – including tight end, linebacker or defensive end.

While Boone had mentioned previously that position does not matter to him, it appears the opportunity to play quarterback at Virginia Tech may have been a big factor in his decision.

“Coach Beamer promised him that they will play him at quarterback,” Morgan said. “Also, I think he was just more comfortable with the players they have there. They have a lot of guys from our area.”

Boone was originally going to announce yesterday, but wanted another day to talk things over with his parents.

“I think he just hadn’t had the chance to talk at length with his parents and he wanted to do that,” Morgan said.

As a senior, Boone, who earned 1st-team all-state honors at the quarterback position, passed for 1,285 yards, rushed for 949 yards and accounted for 35 touchdowns as a senior despite missing two games due to injury. He is rated a 3-star prospect and is the #7 player in the state.