For Chris Drager , his experience at Virginia Tech last weekend was a family affair. His brother, Jon Drager, is a running back/returner for the Golden Flashes, so the talented tight end/defensive end recruit was slightly torn in terms of who to pull for – his brother’s Kent State squad or his future team.
“I had a pretty good time. It was pretty exciting,” Drager said of the experience. “Because my brother plays for Kent State, it was just a good game to sit and watch. My brother had a pretty good game. He had some good returns.”
Drager was slightly taken aback by the Tech experience. Why?
“I was surprised because I never realized that there is no NFL team down there, so college football and Virginia Tech is all there is,” Drager said. “Kent State is not much of a contender nationally, but the crowd was still into it. The way the team came out to ‘Enter Sandman’ was pretty cool.”
Virginia Tech’s squad reminded Drager of his own.
“They definitely look very athletic,” Drager said. “Pennsylvania high school football is blue collar, so I thought Virginia Tech was similar to that. They run the ball a lot, but they still pass it. I thought they were very similar to how we do things up here.”
Thomas Jefferson (Jefferson City, PA), which is undefeated right now, is in the WPIAL Class AAA semi-finals. It faces Franklin Regional, the team that beat them in last year’s playoffs.
“We’re having a good time,” Drager said. “This is the first time my class has gone undefeated in the regular season. We’re ranked number one. It has been a total team effort. We’re excited about this game.”
Drager’s high school class is obviously doing well. The 6-4, 230-pound prospect feels the Virginia Tech recruiting class he is a part of will be successful as well.
“We definitely have potential,” Drager said of Virginia Tech’s 2007 recruiting class. “I think my class is ranked pretty high nationally.”
Drager did not have any senior season stats on hand. Although he says he hasn’t put up big numbers, he says “I’ve definitely been helping the team. Teams are keying on me, which opens things up for my teammates.”
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