6-2, 220-pound linebacker standout Hunter Ovens made his official visit to Virginia Tech last weekend. The Cardinal Mooney (Sarasota, FL) star, who rated his experience in Blacksburg a “nine or a 10,” discussed the trip as well as his outstanding senior season.
“I had a really good time,” Ovens said of his official visit to Virginia Tech. “I enjoyed watching the game from a close view. It was a really good atmosphere. The fans were really into it. What got me most excited about the visit was the atmosphere of the game. I also met with some of the academic counselors. The coaches showed gave me a tour of the whole stadium. They seem real excited to have me there.”
Ovens, who was hosted by linebacker Brett Warren, had a chance to get to know the players a little bit better.
“They all seemed very nice,” Ovens said of Tech’s players. “Most of them came up to me and said hello.”
The Virginia Tech coaches are recruiting Ovens as a linebacker. Of where he could end up playing for Tech, he says “I think they want to try and play me at the Whip position, but I’m not 100-percent sure on that.”
One of the key players on an undefeated Cardinal Mooney (8-0) team, the talented Ovens plays linebacker and tailback. On the year, he has rushed 54 times for 463 yards (8.6 YPC) and 16 touchdowns.
“I feel like I’ve been playing pretty good at linebacker,” Ovens said. “On offense, I’ve just played tailback. I don’t play offense the entire time, though. Everything has been good. In my senior year, I wanted to go out good and we have a chance to go real far in the playoffs.”
First, Cardinal Mooney will have to take care of business in District 6. Tomorrow night, Mooney squares off against Clearwater Central Catholic, the team that captured the district title over Mooney last season. The match-up is for the district championship.
“If we win, we win the district,” Ovens said. “We’re playing as a team right now. We’re looking good. We have 24 seniors this year and most of us have played together for several years. We’re all together now.”
Ovens says he remains “solid” in his verbal commitment to Virginia Tech. However, if he gets drafted in the first two or three rounds of the MLB Draft next year there is a good chance he would choose to play professional baseball.
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