Hokies Still on Recruiting Roll

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Kellam High School (Virginia Beach, VA) star tight end Greg Nosal made his decision today and informed the media at a late afternoon gathering at his high school. Where did the 6-7, 255-pound recruit commit? Virginia Tech. Nosal is the latest in a landslide of July commitments for the Hokie program.

So why did he choose the Hokies?

“It’s close to home,” Nosal said. “It’s a great school and the campus is beautiful. The ACC is a great conference and they’re always on top of it.”

According to Nosal, he decided he wanted to go to Virginia Tech “a couple of weeks ago.”

He chose the Hokies over Virginia, but according to Nosal, the Cavaliers were never seriously considered.

“No, it was basically Tech,” Nosal stated.

Nosal called Curt Newsome and made his verbal commitment at 3pm this afternoon. Newsome told him that it was a great day for Virginia Tech football. He then handed the phone to Coach Beamer, who told Nosal that this was going to be a great recruiting class and that he’s glad to have him be a part of it.

“He was a great recruiter,” Nosal said of Newsome. “I’ve known him for three years when he was at JMU. I always liked talking to him and everything.”

How happy is Nosal to be playing with Tyrod Taylor, the #1 recruit in the state?

“Tyrod Taylor is a great quarterback. I’ve seen film on Tyrod Taylor and it’s amazing what he can do. And that brought me closer to making my decision.”

Nosal, ranked the #22 player in the state by TechSideline.com, plays tight end and defensive end for Kellam. He is being recruited by Virginia Tech initially as a tight end, but there is a chance that, with his frame, he could end up at offensive tackle. A good athlete, he plays basketball as well as football.

Nosal’s commitment gives Virginia Tech 13 verbal commitments – and seven from the state of Virginia – in the 2007 recruiting class. Amazingly, 11 of the commitments have come in the month of July and the Hokies are looking to add to this number as early as tomorrow.