VT Staff Stops by Varina

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Virginia Tech’s entire defensive staff traveled to Varina High School (VA) yesterday. They met with four Varina seniors – all of whom project on the defensive side of the ball on the next level – in an effort to get closer to closing out the 2007 recruiting class.

“Coach Cav, Coach Foster, Coach Wiles and Coach Gray were in,” Varina Offensive Coordinator Blanda Wolfe said. “They met with Marell Evans. I know they also were going to see [Highland Springs DB] Cris Hill and a defensive lineman from North Carolina or something like that.”

Morgan, a 6-0, 188-pound safety, committed to Virginia Tech this past summer. Jackson, a 6-4, 230-pound defensive end/linebacker, reportedly had narrowed his list of schools to two – Boston College and Florida State. Add the Hokies to Jackson’s list of finalists as well.

“Virginia Tech is in there also,” Wolfe said. “Jamar is keeping it real close to the vest. I don’t know if he knows where he’s going to go. He’s just watching everybody. I think Davon is working him hard.”

Tribbey is a 6-0, 288-pound defensive tackle recruit. He has taken an official visit to Virginia Tech and is considering an official visit to his other favorite, Syracuse.

“Bud still has to make his Syracuse trip. I guess he’s still going to make it,” Wolfe said. “It seems like he does want to make the visit, but I don’t know for sure. All of our kids are really just worrying about the football season right now. Recruiting is second nature right now.”

As for Evans, a 6-3, 205-pound linebacker/defensive end, Wolfe says the Virginia Tech coaches “are going to evaluate him more. Coach Foster liked the way he looked. They didn’t say a whole lot, though. Marell was supposed to go to Michigan (only 1A offer) this weekend, but he’ll have to reschedule because of the playoffs.”

Last Friday, Varina captured the Division 6, Central Region championship. The Blue Devils now face Chantilly in the semifinals of the Division 6 state playoffs. Evans, Jackson, Morgan and Tribbey headline a defense that is allowing only 1.8 yards-per-carry.

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