Virginia Tech has expressed heavy interest in Chris Drager , a 6-4, 235-pound tight end prospect out of Thomas Jefferson High School in Jefferson City, Pennsylvania. Drager, who holds offers from Stanford and West Virginia, is very interested in the Hokies as well.
“I liked it there actually,” Drager said of Virginia Tech, where he visited for the spring game last month. “It seemed really nice. The campus was really nice. It reminded me a lot of Penn State in that it seemed like the main school throughout Virginia.”
Bryan Stinespring is the primary recruiter for Tech. At this point, the Hokies have not offered but are certainly evaluating the talented prospect thoroughly.
“They said they lost a few tight ends,” Drager said. He spoke with the VT coaches last week. “They said they are still interested but they want to wait a while.”
Thomas Jefferson head coach Bill Cherpak estimated that about 30 coaches were in his school last week. Drager had just come off an impressive performance at the Metro combine in Pittsburgh, so he has been a hot recruit of late. Drager also turned in solid performances at the Elite combine in New Jersey and a Nike camp, respectively.
“The first two days I thought I did my best,” Drager said of his performance at the Metro combine. “I did well in the 7-on-7 and the one-on-one drills. The third day I didn’t do as good, but I still did all right.”
Coach Cherpak feels Pitt and Iowa could be the next ones to offer and feels like Tech could offer soon as well. Drager listed the programs he feels could be close to offering in the near future.
“Virginia Tech seems like one of ‘em,” Drager said. Tech has been showing interest since January. “Pitt is there. Michigan State saw me in the camp.”
A very good defensive end in high school, Drager made nine sacks last season as a junior. He likes the tight end position, where he is an effective blocker and receiver. Schools are mixed in terms of which position they are recruiting him to play.
“He has good size. He’s 6-4, 235 pounds,” said coach Cherpak. “He can run and he has excellent hands.”
Drager hasn’t decided which schools, if any, he would like to visit this summer. He says he’s “not really in a rush” to make a commitment, but if the right school came along then don’t be surprised if he...
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