This past weekend perhaps was Virginia’s final chance to impress Meadowbrook (Richmond, VA) 6-3, 240-pound defensive end John Graves . Graves, who will take an official visit to Virginia Tech this weekend and may make a decision as soon as next week, enjoyed his time in Charlottesville.
“I thought it was a fun visit,” Graves said. “Eugene Monroe was my host. He was a lot of fun. I just enjoyed chilling with him and playing video games.”
Relationship with players is an important factor for Graves, who felt good about UVa’s players following the visit.
“They are great people,” Graves said of the UVa players he spent time
with. In addition to Monroe, he spent a lot of time with freshman offensive guard Branden Albert. “They are all great people.”
Before leaving for home, Graves met with UVa head coach Al Groh.
“He just told me I’m the type of player they are looking for,” Graves said. “Basically, he said he really wants me to be a part of the team.”
Asked how he felt he fit in at UVa, Graves replied “I’ll keep that to myself. After [this weekend’s visit to Virginia Tech], I’ll have an idea of where I fit in the best.”
Graves’ official visit to Virginia Tech will very likely be the final one he takes.
“More than likely, I’ll be ready to make a decision soon after this weekend’s visit,” said Graves, who indicated last week that “Virginia and Virginia Tech are the higher teams” at this stage of his recruitment.
Stay tuned as we catch up with John following his official to Virginia Tech this weekend. It is possible a decision could come next week for a 4-star recruit who is one of the state’s top defensive prospects.
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