Virginia Tech First to Offer Pressley

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By extending an official offer to 6-0, 170-pound athlete Kendrick Pressley during last weekend’s spring game, Virginia Tech has offered yet another player from the state of South Carolina. Pressley, who plays quarterback for Sumter High School, will likely end up as either a wide receiver or defensive back on the next level.

“From what I was told by coach Wiles and what they communicated to him this past weekend, basically it was if he wanted to try quarterback then they’d surely give him that opportunity and try but they assured him that if it didn’t work out they were looking at him at being more of an athlete,” Sumter head coach Paul Sorrells said. “I think he would like to get a shot at quarterback on the next level, but if that doesn’t work out then he would definitely be able to make an impact at wide receiver or defensive back.”

An outstanding athlete, Pressley is a dual-threat signal caller in Sumter’s offense. He has been a starter at quarterback since his sophomore season after playing on the junior varsity squad his freshman year. Speed and athleticism are his biggest assets.

“I think he has legitimate 4.4 40 speed,” Sorrells said. “We’ve clocked him as fast as 4.38, but he’s been clocked numerous times at a 4.4. He’s very quick, very fast, very elusive and very agile. If he gets outside of the contain, people have got problems. You’re not going to run him down if he breaks loose.”

Pressley has improved his passing ability over the years and his coach feels next season could be his best yet as a passer.

“He’s a heck of an athlete overall and has become a fairly good thrower,” Sorrells said. “That was not probably one of his strengths when he first came to us from middle school, but he has worked on that and has shown pretty good arm strength and he throws a pretty good looking ball. We feel he still hasn’t reached his potential yet and we expect a real fine senior year out of him.”

As stated above, Pressley will likely end up on the next level as a wide receiver or defensive back.

“I’m an old defensive backs coach and, from what I see out of him, I think he would make an awesome defensive back,” Sorrells said. “I