The Latest on Will Alvarez

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6-5, 310-pound Will Alvarez made an official visit to Virginia Tech last weekend. The Hylton (Woodbridge, VA) star, an AP and VHSCA first-team all-state performer his senior year, also was to receive some important news this week. TechSideline.com checked back in with Hylton head coach Lou Sorrentino for the latest.

“The visit went real well,” Sorrentino said. “He really enjoyed it and it kind of reconfirmed his decision. He came back excited, as did the family. It was good in serving to further motivate him. He really enjoyed it.”

Did the Virginia Tech coaches discuss possible scenarios should Alvarez not qualify?

“I think they talked about it, but I don’t know how much detail they went into,” Sorrentino said. “I’ve played phone tag with Coach [Bud] Foster this week, so I’m honestly not sure exactly what was discussed.”

Alvarez received some news in the classroom this week (which is the news referenced above). He still has ground to gain in order to fully qualify, but, while it will be close, it can be accomplished.

“It’s still mixed,” Sorrentino said of Alvarez’ grades, which came out this week. “I would say it’s still mixed. It wasn’t clear cut that he hit a home run, but it certainly wasn’t bad. He’s still got work to do.

“I think this is going to come down to the wire. He has signed up to take the ACT again and he’ll take the SAT, so he could get a higher test score and not have to have as high a grade point average. We have a few scenarios that could play out. He’s not there yet, but it sounds like [the Virginia Tech staff] is going to be patient with him.”

Alvarez will sign with the Hokies next Wednesday. He is one of the top offensive line recruits in the state and one of the top recruits in Tech’s 2007 class.