Spikes Has Great First Visit

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Crest (Shelby, N.C.) 4-star linebacker Brandon Spikes ‘ first ever visit to Virginia Tech was last weekend, and the Hokies did a great job making a first impression on one of the top overall recruits in North Carolina.

“I enjoyed Blacksburg,” Spikes said. “It’s a beautiful place. The fans love the team. They love football.”

Spikes also commented on the pre-game “walk of champions.”

“Oh, man, it was wonderful,” Spikes said. “It was one of the greatest feelings I’ve ever had. I’ve never experienced anything like that before.”

The 6-4, 225-pound Spikes hopes to play linebacker on the next level and Virginia Tech has said that’s where he will play if he chooses the Hokies.

“They know where I want to play,” Spikes said. “They told me where they would put me and where they’d want to have me. I could have a chance at playing early. They are recruiting me to play the mike linebacker position.”

This weekend, the star defensive recruit will make an official visit to Alabama. He also has an official visit planned to Florida on the weekend of November 25th, which is the weekend of the Florida State game. As for the final two officials, Spikes said “I’ll probably take all five visits. I’m not sure where else I’ll go right now.”

Spikes has been to Florida several times and had a great time in Blacksburg last weekend. Are there any favorites right now?

“Well, I’ve got some,” Spikes admitted. “But I’m staying open through the visits.”

Asked what will be the primary factor in his decision, Spikes mentioned “where I feel at home.”

The Season…

Spikes has exhibited his toughness this season, as he has played through nagging injuries and will continue to do so in tomorrow night’s playoff game. It is the opening round of the playoffs.

“We finished stronger than we had been playing earlier,” said Spikes, whose team is 6-4 on the year. “We have our first round game [tomorrow night] and we’re going to try and go deep.”

Spikes has been named to the Army All-American team.