Virginia Tech is back to 23 commitments for the 2007 recruiting class. Three-star linebacker Hunter Ovens, after taking a few weeks to reconsider his original commitment to Tech, has decided to re-commit to the Hokies.
“I thought about it and I decided last night that I wanted to commit to Virginia Tech,” Ovens said. “I called Coach Wiles today to tell him. It’s a done deal.”
Asked why he reconsidered his original commitment, Ovens said “I just wanted to think more about my future. I wanted to think about everything and make sure I was making the right decision for me.”
The 6-2, 220-pound Cardinal Mooney (Sarasota, FL) star discussed why he chose the Hokies.
“I just like Coach Wiles. I like how he and the rest of the coaching staff were to me. When I made my visit there, I liked a lot of what I saw,” Ovens said.
Ovens does not believe that the option to greyshirt is on the table any longer. A solid commitment, he hopes to enroll at Tech in the summer of 2007. However, there is still a chance he could choose baseball over college football.
“If I get drafted in the second round [of the Major League Baseball Draft], I’ll probably choose baseball,” Ovens said. He is an outstanding outfielder prospect. “That’s the plan right now.”
Tech is recruiting Ovens as a linebacker, which is one of the positions he plays in high school. He also plays tailback and scored one touchdown in Cardinal Mooney’s 33-26 win over Sarasota in the Kickoff Classic. Defensively, he made around seven tackles.
“I like to play defense,” Ovens said. He plays outside linebacker in high school. “Hustling and doing whatever I can to help the team are probably my strengths right now.”
Ovens hopes to make an official visit to Virginia Tech in late September.
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