One of the more impressive physical specimens in the state of Virginia’s 2008 class was in Blacksburg on Saturday. Marcus Davis , a 6-5, 215-pound rising senior out of Ocean Lakes High School (Virginia Beach, VA), is yet another recruit who came away with a very positive feeling about his visit to Virginia Tech.
“I had a great time,” Davis said.
“What stood out to me most was when I was looking around the campus and the stadium. I was in the suite area of the stadium and just looked out and noticed just how big the stadium was. When you actually go in it, it is just amazing.”
Davis, who made the trip with Salem LB Lyndell Gibson, was limited in drills due to a sprained ankle. He did work out some at wide receiver, which is the position the Virginia Tech coaches are recruiting him to play.
The Tech staff impressed Davis with its selling pitch, which is to be able to compete for a national championship.
“I think they are really interested in us,” Davis said. “They were talking about needing us to become Hokies. They were saying that with our class and last year’s class with Tyrod [Taylor], we could combine to compete for a national championship.”
Davis discussed Virginia Tech’s message with fellow recruits Tony Gregory and Gibson.
“Me, Tony and Lyndell were all talking about how going to Virginia Tech could make this one of the top classes,” Davis said. “There would be no reason why we couldn’t compete for a championship.”
Of Davis’ 12 Division 1A scholarship offers, one stands out as the favorite right now. However, a decision isn’t expected until the fall as the Ocean Lakes star plans to make official visits first.
“After my visit, I would say Virginia Tech right now is my number one school,” Davis said. “That is what is highest on my list right now.”
This coming weekend, Davis is scheduled to go to Tennessee but may not be able to make it. UVa and ECU are also possibilities should the trip to Knoxville...
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