Via Discusses Commitment to Tech

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“I’ve liked them for so long. From the beginning, I thought it would be cool to go there,” Michael Via said of Virginia Tech. “In the recruiting process, I was open to everything. I chose Virginia Tech because I like the school and the campus, but I admit it is pretty exciting knowing I’ve been going to games for so long and now I’ll be playing there.”

Northeast Guilford’s (McLeansville, N.C.) standout offensive lineman is certainly excited about his commitment to Virginia Tech.

“I went to camp on Saturday. I like how they do everything there. It is a good environment and all, so I just decided to commit,” Via said.

Via actually committed at the camp.

“I told Coach O’Cain while I was there on Saturday, but that was just between me and him,” Via said. “I called Coach Beamer yesterday morning to tell him. They were all excited. Coach Beamer just said he looks forward to having me on the team.”

The 6-6, 260-pound prospect, projected to play offensive tackle on the next level, further discussed his camp experience.

“I liked how they conducted things there,” Via said. “It was a real constructive environment. I enjoyed being coached by Coach Newsome. I think I did pretty good, too. I liked working on the pass protection stuff. My school doesn’t do a whole lot of that because we’re a triple option team.”

Virginia Tech is getting a player who also received scholarship offers Clemson, Georgia Tech, N.C. State, Penn State and South Carolina, among others. Via earned first-team all-county and all-conference honors for his junior season performance at right tackle.

But Tech is getting more than just a good football player. It is also getting an exceptional student.

“My GPA has been pretty good,” Via said. “It was 3.87. I also got 1100 on the old version of the SAT. I’m looking at a major in Engineering or Natural Resource.”

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