Amherst (VA) rising senior Peter Rose grew up following Virginia Tech. His teammate, Derrick McCoy, has already committed to the Tech program for the 2008 class. Tech has many things going for it in this race and it kept its momentum going by impressing Rose at Saturday’s camp.
Tech offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring, who is Rose’s primary recruiter, told the DB/WR prospect to arrive early on Saturday. Rose obliged and met with head coach Frank Beamer early Saturday morning.
“Pretty much, Coach Beamer just said that with Virginia Tech you can pretty much count on everything being up front,” Rose said. “They want me to be up front, too. Coach Beamer was saying how they are losing four big wide receivers on the team and there will be open spots. Derrick McCoy will be on the team and Coach Beamer thought we could do a good job early on. He also said how they like to win with state of Virginia kids.”
Rose thinks very highly of his primary recruiter and Virginia Tech’s head coach.
“Coach Stinespring and Coach Beamer make you feel at home when you are there,” Rose said. “They made me want to play there and feel like I fit in very well there. They want their players to do good in academics and on the field.”
As stated above, Virginia Tech helped itself on Saturday.
“They were my favorite before camp and the camp definitely boosted it up a little more,” Rose said.
Though Tech is the favorite, the 6-1, 180-pound prospect does plan to visit the University of Virginia on Saturday for the Elite Junior day. Virginia Tech and Virginia have both offered, with Virginia being second on his list right now. Could a decision come following this Saturday’s trip to Charlottesville?
“I should be close to making a decision,” Rose replied. “I’ll definitely do it before football season at least.”
A quarterback for Amherst, Rose totaled close to 2,000 yards of total offense in his junior season and totaled 29 touchdowns. He earned all-state honors for his performance. He is likely being recruited by Virginia Tech as a defensive back, whereas Virginia is looking at him as an athlete.
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