After primarily listing out-of-state programs as the schools he’s most interested in, Varina running back Brandon Minor is now listing Virginia Tech in the mix as well. The Hokies, along with five out-of-state programs, make up the list of teams Minor is seriously considering at this point.
“Miami, Florida, Michigan, Virginia Tech, Ohio State and LSU,” Minor said. “I don’t have any favorites right now.”
When did Virginia Tech firmly get back to the top of the list?
“After I went up there for the first day of practice,” Minor said. “I enjoyed it up there. I liked the type of atmosphere they had and I liked the offense.”
Minor’s primary recruiter is Jim Cavanaugh. Cav has been a successful recruiter in the central region, where Varina has been a consistent force year in and year out.
“Yeah, he’s a pretty cool guy,” Minor said of Cavanaugh. “I got to see a little of his evil side at practice (laughs), but all coaches are like that.”
Don’t expect an early decision from Minor, who says “I am taking all five official visits. I’m not sure which schools I will visit yet.”
Minor hopes to take a few official visits during his senior season and the rest afterwards.
Back to work…
The 6-1, 210-pound Minor, rated as one of the top tailbacks in the country, and the rest of his Blue Devil teammates began practice on Monday. They were in for a surprise, as the Varina coaches had a new way of training in store.
“We’re doing some Navy SEALS type training,” Minor said. “We do a lot of push ups. We did a drill where we had to carry a boat to the James River, paddle across to the other side and paddle back.
“I think it’s going to help us a whole lot.”
Secret to success…
Minor is one of the most productive tailbacks in the state of Virginia. What’s his secret to success in pressure situations?
“I try to keep everybody laughing,” Minor said. “Everybody will look at me and I’m just trying to have fun. The other guys say I make it look so easy. I’m always having fun. If it’s a big play, I’m still laughing and having fun.”
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