6-4, 290-pound Norview (Norfolk, VA) rising senior defensive lineman Klinton “Buddy” Ruff attended Virginia Tech’s senior camp this past Saturday. It was a significant visit for the talented lineman, whose decision may likely come down to Virginia Tech and Virginia when all is said and done.
“It was fun,” Ruff said of his experience on Saturday. “It was hot, but it was fun. Coach Wiles is awesome. He is a great coach and a great teacher. I could see myself with him being my coach.”
Though he had already been offered by the Hokies, Ruff still worked out on Saturday. He felt he performed well in one-on-one drills and was told as much by the Tech coaching staff. After the camp, he met up with assistant coach Curt Newsome and head coach Frank Beamer and was given a tour of Lane Stadium.
“Coach Newsome was telling me that this was the school for me,” Ruff said. “Coach Beamer told me to follow my heart, if it is for Virginia Tech or not. He said as soon as I come to a decision to make it known.”
Up next for Ruff is a possible visit to the University of Maryland on June 21st. He was invited to UVa’s June 16th Elite Junior day but says he will not be able to make it because of a family obligation. He does, however, plan to visit Virginia for camp later this month.
Having visited Virginia and Virginia Tech on several occasions now, does Ruff have a clear favorite between the two?
“As for an edge, I’d say no,” Ruff replied. “Overall, just with the defense, I love Virginia Tech’s defense. As far as the people go, I love the people at both places. I love Coach Wiles and how he coaches. I love Coach London and how he coaches. With education, I’d say Virginia.
“Right now, I wouldn’t say I’m confused, but I’m just taking my time and weighing everything.”
Last month, Ruff favored making a verbal commitment to his school of choice in the fall and perhaps after his senior season. Yesterday, he acknowledged the possibility of deciding this summer.
“It is possible, but right now I just want to take my time,” Ruff said. “The...
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