Big-Time OL Chooses Hokies!

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After being introduced by his head football coach, Brian Dodds, Princeton (Cincinnati, OH) star offensive tackle recruit Aaron Brown gave a short speech before pulling out a hat of the school he has chosen. According to Cinti Hokie (who was at today’s press conference), Brown, a 6-6, 285-pound offensive tackle prospect who is rated a 4-star recruit by and, selected Virginia Tech over Auburn, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Purdue today at a 2:30 EST press conference.

Brown is a major addition for Tech, which was looking to add quality offensive linemen in the 2006 recruiting class. In addition to being rated a 4-star recruit, Brown is rated as the #8 offensive tackle in the nation by Rivals and the #18 offensive lineman in the nation by Scout.

“He has good feet, height and he has a long arm span,” Princeton head coach Brian Dodds said. “He just has the physique of a good offensive lineman. He was only 252 pounds when he got here and he’s now 6-6, 290 pounds. As he’s gotten bigger, he’s continued to get better.”

Brown, a top five recruit in the state of Ohio, received over 40 Division 1A scholarship offers. Virginia Tech really jumped into the picture following an extremely successful unofficial visit over the summer. According to sources, Brown and his father George were both extremely impressed by the visit. Tech earned an official visit spot and, today, earned a commitment.

Bryan Stinespring is the primary recruiter for Brown. Brown’s commitment gives Virginia Tech its third offensive line recruit in the 2006 class…the second from the state of Ohio. Stinespring was the primary for both.

A good student, Brown is on track to qualify easily with a 3.4 GPA and a 940 SAT score. He plans to enroll at Virginia Tech in January of 2006. He becomes the 10th player to commit to Virginia Tech’s 2006 recruiting class.

Commitment Impact…

Being able to go into Ohio and pull one of the state’s top prospects away from Ohio State as well as other top programs in the country is big. Brown gives the Hokies an outstanding offensive tackle prospect that could compete for playing time as a true freshman. With his long arms and athleticism, Brown almost certainly will be a tackle.

Even with Brown’s commitment and commitments from Crum and Centreville’s Beau Warren, Virginia Tech is not done with its offensive line recruiting. Expect Tech to try and land two more prospects for the position.

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