Checking in on Will Alvarez

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One of the few remaining questions in Virginia Tech’s 2007 recruiting class is if Hylton (Woodbridge, VA) standout offensive tackle Will Alvarez will be in Blacksburg this summer. There still is not clear cut answer according to Hylton head coach Lou Sorrentino, who provided the latest on the 6-5, 315-pound recruit.

“He is a great kid, but honestly I’m not sure how it will turn out,” Sorrentino said. “He is going to night school to take Algebra 2, which is what Virginia Tech needed him to take. He is telling me he’s doing well in that. He is taking the SAT on May 5th. That’s the main thing. His scores have gone up each time. We’ll see. He’s not out of the water yet, but he’s not done yet either.”

Less than two months remain in the school year, so there is not much time remaining before we know where Alvarez will end up. Alvarez has reached the minimum GPA level, but he has not gotten to where he needs to be on the SAT.

“I know it’s getting late,” Sorrentino said. “I’ve talked to Coach Foster. So have William and his family. It would really be nice if he blows away the next test. He’s definitely going to finish with over a 2.0 GPA. We were trying to bump it closer to a 2.5 mark to give him more leeway on the SAT. He is in the ballpark still, but the key is the SAT right now.”

Should Alvarez fall short of qualifying, he would very likely head to either Fork Union Military Academy or Hargrave Military Academy before arriving at Virginia Tech. There is no set back-up plan as of yet, though.

“He’s strongly committed to Virginia Tech and he and his parents are just asking Virginia Tech’s coaches what the best thing to do would be,” Sorrentino said. “We didn’t want to give Will that out so he would settle on that option.”

TechSideline.com rated Alvarez the #10 overall player in the state in the 2007 class. For his senior season performance, the talented lineman earned AP and VHSCA first-team all-state honors. He will likely play offensive tackle at Virginia Tech.

Strongly committed…

As Coach Sorrentino stated above, Alvarez remains strongly committed to Virginia Tech. Last week’s tragedy did not affect Alvarez’ decision in any way.

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