In-State Star Chooses Hokies

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Virginia Tech has landed one of the best in-state prospects remaining on the board and one of the best overall defensive prospects in-state. This morning, 6-2, 215-pound Phoebus (Hampton, VA) linebacker Matt Wright verballed to the Hokies.

“He committed this morning to Virginia Tech,” Phoebus head coach Bill Dee said. “I just think he got up there and realized that’s where he wanted to be. He called me on Saturday to tell me that. I told him if he wanted to take another visit, that’s what he should do. But this process gets tiring, and he said he just realized Tech was where he would end up.”

Wright has cancelled his final official visit, which was to Virginia next weekend. He had offers from Maryland, North Carolina, N.C. State, South Carolina and Virginia in addition to Virginia Tech.

An AP first-team and a VHSCA second-team all-state selection in 2005, Wright is also rated the #11 overall recruit in the state by

Stay tuned for further comments from Matt on his decision to attend Virginia Tech.