DeChristopher Talks VT, Senior Season

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Last weekend’s visit to Virginia Tech was just as good as any other for Clover Hill (Midlothian, VA) offensive tackle Blake DeChristopher . In fact the 6-5, 300-pound recruit is growing more and more comfortable with the Tech program with each trip he takes.

“Every time I go up there I like the campus even more than the last time,” said DeChristopher, who also attended the Duke game. “Even though they lost, the fans were unbelievable. They are always backing up their team. And it is cool watching them come out before kickoff. Visiting Virginia Tech is something I look forward to every time. Everyone – the players and the coaches – is fun to be around. Georgia Tech came out hot and they are a good team. There is some small stuff Virginia Tech can work on, but it’s stuff they can definitely correct.”

DeChristopher continues to develop a strong relationship with his primary recruiter, Jim Cavanaugh.

“Coach Cav is a great guy,” DeChristopher said. “He’s straight up with me. He tells it like it is and I respect that. One of the things that made me veer my decision towards Virginia Tech was how he talks to me. He’s a great guy.”

DeChristopher, a right tackle for Clover Hill, has helped the Cavaliers to a 3-1 record so far this season. His team was undefeated until last week, when it met district rival L.C. Bird. Though Clover Hill lost, DeChristopher believe the experience will help his team for the rest of the year.

“L.C. Bird is a good team,” DeChristopher said. “Honestly, we weren’t ready for their speed. We came in really focused, but they are a good team and they were just faster off the ball. It was good to see that defense so we’re ready for it in the future. It was a good experience for me to improve my footwork. I went against defensive linemen who were like 220 pounds and they were quick, so it was a good experience for me.”

Improved quickness off the ball is one thing DeChristopher will work hard on before arriving at Virginia Tech.

“What I’ve improved the most on is my pass blocking,” DeChristopher said. “I’m a lot quicker off the ball than I was, but I’m still working on getting off the ball faster. I think I’m