Hermitage DB/LB Chooses Hokies

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Khalil Latif isn’t the only Central Virginia standout to commit to Virginia Tech today. Hermitage (Richmond, VA) standout defensive back recruit Alonzo Tweedy joined the Hokies today as well, becoming the 20th verbal commitment of the 2007 recruiting class (and the 18th in this month alone).

“He just committed to Tech this afternoon,” Hermitage head coach Patrick Kane said. “He went up for the spring game. I think he went up for another visit earlier as well. He just really liked it. Plus, he has some former teammates up there. The staff was really excited about him and the school is close to home.”

Tweedy, who coach Kane says is now 6-2, 180 pounds, started at outside linebacker and h-back for the Panthers last season. Kane says the Hokies, who were led by primary recruiter Jim Cavanaugh, like Tweedy initially for the Rover or Whip positions.

“He’s a two-sport athlete,” Kane said of Tweedy. “He plays basketball and football. The best quality about him is his competitiveness. To give you an idea, he averaged a double-double in rebounds and points for the basketball team this past season. For a 6-2 player, averaging double digits in rebounds shows how aggressive he is. On defense, he is a ball hawk. He flies all over the field.”

A solid student, Tweedy scored a 910 on the Math and Verbal parts of the SAT. Coach Kane expects his star to easily qualify. Tweedy becomes the second Hermitage linebacker to commit to a 1A school within the past week, as Cliff Perryman chose East Carolina last Friday.