6-6, 270-pound Virginia Tech offensive line recruit Kyle Nunn was in Blacksburg this past weekend on an unofficial visit. The visit was a big one for the Sumter (S.C.) standout, as he has been considering setting up official visits to other programs. This past weekend’s experience was a good one, however, and perhaps went a long way towards solidifying Nunn’s commitment to Virginia Tech.
“I feel like, as his mother, wherever he wants to go is fine with me as long as he’s happy,” said Linda Schermerhorn, who is Kyle’s mother. Nunn has visited Virginia Tech twice before – for spring practice and for this summer’s senior camp. “I had a good feeling about how he feels about Virginia Tech after this visit. I know he had an awesome time.
“At the game, he was really impressed by how close the fans are to the players. It was really loud. He liked the band a lot and what they did in the game. He just watched the team. He spent time with the boys after the game. He spent more time with the coaches. They answered questions and told us different things about the school. It was just a good trip all the way around.”
Does Kyle now plan to make official visits to other schools?
“I don’t think we’ll be doing any official visits,” Mrs. Shermerhorn said. “He’ll only be going to some games. I don’t think Coach Beamer was thrilled with that, but as along as Kyle’s commitment is solid then I think they can handle the unofficial visits.”
The Virginia Tech staff asked Nunn directly about the status of his verbal commitment, which he made during the summer.
“He told Coach Beamer today that he is firmly committed,” Mrs. Shermerhorn said. “Coach Beamer asked him how solid his commitment is and Kyle looked him straight in the eyes and said that he is solid on Virginia Tech. I think Kyle just had to go to a game and look more at the campus. I mean, he committed without seeing the dorms and things like that. It’s hard to feel good about something without having experienced the whole package. The kids from Virginia grew up wanting to go to Virginia Tech. Since Kyle grew up in South Carolina, he didn’t have that. I think he needed this. He needed to feel comfortable with everything.”
Kyle’s mother now feels more comfortable with Virginia Tech as well. She was able to speak with several recruits and some parents, including the parents of Tyrod Taylor and the parents of Blake DeChristopher. Most importantly, though, is that Kyle now feels more comfortable with...
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