Although he had been to Virginia Tech for an unofficial visit this summer, 4-star offensive line prospect Lou Eliades still had several things he was looking forward to seeing on his official visit to Blacksburg on the weekend of November 4th.
“The last time I was there I really didn’t get a chance to get a good feel for the campus,” Eliades said. “That’s one thing I wanted to see was the campus. I wanted to see what its like with the students on it because the last time I was there it was summer and there really wasn’t too many people there. Also, the first time I was there people were telling me to come for a game and see the atmosphere. I really wanted to see the atmosphere, and I got to see that.”
So how did Virginia Tech measure up?
“The campus was amazing,” Eliades said. “It was really something. It was really nice.”
The game atmosphere…
“The whole thing was incredible,” Eliades said. “All the recruits got to do the walk. It was just amazing. I just got really excited to walk through the crowd.”
In addition to the Virginia Tech official visit, Eliades made an official visit to South Carolina for the weekend of the Alabama game. How did the Virginia Tech game atmosphere compare with South Carolina’s?
“The atmosphere at Virginia Tech – well obviously it was a much bigger game and there was a lot more fans – blew them out of the water,” Eliades said. “It was pretty incredible.”
Of the overall Tech official visit experience, Eliades said “I feel the trip went good. I really had a good time and enjoyed myself. I liked both hosts that I had. The first night I was there I had Ed Wang and the next night I had Danny McGrath. They were really cool and I had a lot of fun with them. I felt comfortable with the players.”
The 6-4, 280-pound Ocean Township (Oakhurst, N.J.) star plans on taking at least one more official visit and possibly two.
“I’m definitely going to go to Notre Dame and I’m probably going to go to Penn State, too,” Eliades said.
At this point, four schools are seriously in the running. Eliades named no favorites among the four.
“I’m pretty much concentrating on South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame and Penn State,” Eliades said. “I really couldn’t...
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