Outstanding Phoebus (Hampton, VA) athlete Brent Vinson recently landed an offer that seems to have gotten his attention. In fact, the 6-1, 185-pound wide receiver/cornerback recruit has already set an official visit to this program.
“I just got an offer from Coach Slade at Tennessee,” Vinson said. “He called my mom [late last week] and then I called him back. He gave me an offer right then. He said they are looking for a big style cornerback. [Vinson’s cousin, Virginia Tech cornerback] Jimmy [Williams] started a trend for big cornerbacks.”
What are Vinson’s initial thoughts on the offer?
“Shoot…I’m happy,” Vinson answered. “Tennessee is one of those schools kids look at as being a real good program. They’re on TV all the time.”
Has the new offer had an effect on Vinson’s favorites?
“Tech is still my favorite, but Tennessee is a really good program,” said Vinson, who’s also seriously considering Virginia, Michigan State and N.C. State. “This decision is getting harder and harder.”
Vinson discussed his official visits, of which he knows four destinations.
“I haven’t set one for [Virginia] Tech yet,” Vinson said. “We just haven’t gotten a date down. I had one set to Virginia for the Florida State game, but the UVa coaches told me just to come to the game and to take the official visit after the season. Tennessee already had a date set for me to come and everything. I’m going on November 11th. I’m probably going to plan a visit to Michigan State, also.”
Vinson said he does plan on attending the Florida State/Virginia game. Last weekend, he took in the Georgia Tech/Virginia Tech contest in Blacksburg. What were his impressions?
“I was there with Jimmy’s father,” Vinson said. “Virginia Tech did a good job of making me feel comfortable. I talked to Coach Beamer in person and I can tell they really want me to come there. They made my feel at home.”
Vinson is an important piece of head coach Bill Dee’s squad this season. Brent has played all over the field, including slot receiver, split end, halfback, cornerback, kick returner and punt returner. He seems to be having a blast doing it, too.
“We’re 3-0 right now, so the season’s going great,” Vinson said. “I feel more comfortable out there this year. I’m trying to win the state championship for my last year. Our team has a good chemistry and hopefully we’ll continue to get better.”
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