Tribbey Nearing a Decision?

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The recruitment of Varina (VA) defensive tackle Bud Tribbey is beginning to heat up, as the 6-0, 288-pound prospect could have a decision very soon. Having narrowed his list to Syracuse and Virginia Tech for quite some time now, recruiting is now in full swing following the end of his senior season.

Syracuse Head Coach Greg Robinson was in-home with Tribbey on Wednesday night. According to Tribbey, the visit “went really well. He just talked about the tradition Syracuse has.”

Tribbey heads to Syracuse this weekend for an official visit.

“I’ll probably make my decision shortly after the Syracuse visit,” Tribbey said. “Coach Beamer and Coach Cav are coming over my house on Monday. That’s going to be fun. The decision just gets harder down the stretch. Everybody is nice. I wish somebody was the bad guy so it would make it easier (laughs). Unfortunately, that’s not the case.

“I do think I’ll know more about where I want to go after this weekend.”

In the first week of the contact period, Virginia Tech sent its entire defensive coaching staff to Varina to visit Tribbey, DB Davon Morgan, DE Jamar Jackson and LB/DE Marell Evans (no VT offer). The visit made an impact on the talented defensive tackle.

“That gave me a big boost,” Tribbey said of the visit from Tech’s coaches. “Not everyday does a whole defensive staff come to see you. They were telling me how my playing ability fits right into their defensive scheme. Their defense is kind of like our defense.”

Education, specifically majoring in Communications, is a big factor as to why Tribbey likes Syracuse so much. But will it be a big factor in his final decision?

“Education is really important to me, but it’s not going to affect my decision,” Tribbey said. “Syracuse does have a good Communications department, but it won’t be a big factor for me. I’m just looking for where I feel comfortable.”

Tribbey was a big part of a stout Varina defense this season. The Blue Devils captured the Capital district title as well as the Division 6, Central Region crown before falling short in the Division 6 state semifinals. For his performance, the senior has earned first-team all-Capital district and first-team all-Central region honors at defensive tackle.

“The senior season went really well,” Tribbey said. “The team did a whole lot. A whole lot of good things happened. I matured a whole lot as far as my ability