Lebanon (PA) defensive line recruit Jared Odrick had a busy week last week. Lebanon’s final home game of the season was postponed from the previous Friday to Monday, October 24th. Virginia head coach Al Groh and assistant Bob Price were in attendance for Lebanon’s win. On Thursday, the 6-5, 300-pound 4-star recruit made an unofficial visit for the Virginia Tech/Boston College game and followed that up with an official visit to Penn State. Odrick discussed last week’s experiences and gave an update on his decision-making process.
Right now, Odrick has two official visits remaining – to the University of Georgia on the weekend of November 11th and to the University of Virginia on the weekend of November 18th. He has taken official visits to Florida, Penn State and Virginia Tech.
Q&A Session with Jared Odrick
What did Coach Al Groh’s visit to see your game mean to you?
Jared Odrick : That’s a big plus. Coach Groh’s the only head coach to come to one of my games. He’s visited the school twice to talk to my coaches. That’s just showing that, like he’s been telling me, I’m one of his top guys and he really wants me. It’s not like I was doubting it, but it’s something I’m looking at.
What were your impressions of the Boston College/Virginia Tech game? Did anything stand out about the visit?
Jared Odrick : [Virginia Tech’s] defense is just amazing in how they put so much pressure in the backfield and on the quarterback. The crowd was hyped as always. It was crazy. Especially when they play ‘Enter Sandman’, the place gets crazy. This time, I think one thing that stood out even though it’s not part of the recruiting process, is that I met Michael Vick. It was something special to meet a player of that magnitude and who has changed the game of football.
Could you see yourself in Virginia Tech’s system? What position are they recruiting you to play?
Jared Odrick : I could definitely see myself in that system. They were recruiting me more as a d-tackle. They’ve mentioned some things about end, but it’s mainly d-tackle. It’s something that’s interesting. A lot of people think that d-tackle might be the better spot for me to...
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