Fayetteville DB Picks Virginia Tech

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Westover (Fayetteville, N.C.) DB Lorenzo Williams , one of the top performers at Virginia Tech’s camp on Saturday, told TSL yesterday that he felt a good “vibe” from his experience in Blacksburg. That feeling turned into very good news this morning for the Tech coaches, who landed a verbal commitment from the 6-2, 198-pound standout.

“I told the Virginia Tech coaches this morning. I committed about an hour ago,” said Williams, who chose the Hokies over Wake Forest.

“I wanted to do it right away, but I decided to take a couple more days to think about it. I figured there is no reason not to go to the school.”

Williams further discussed that positive “vibe” he felt on Saturday.

“It is just the family atmosphere and how I felt up there,” Williams said. “The campus is beautiful. I loved the stadium. I loved the mountains. I used to live in Colorado and we had a lot of mountains around us. I like the players, coaches, winning tradition, stadium, practice fields…I like everything about Virginia Tech. I already wanted to go there before they extended the offer [on Saturday].”

At Saturday’s camp, the North Carolina prep star worked out at wide receiver and defensive back and impressed on both sides of the ball. Virginia Tech is recruiting him initially as a defensive back and he says Coach Torrian Gray “wants me to play cornerback.”

As a junior last season, Williams saw action at cornerback, safety, wide receiver, quarterback, punter and kick-returner. He finished the season with 68 tackles and 270 yards receiving. He will play linebacker in his senior season. He combines good size with excellent speed, as he was timed at 4.43 seconds in the 40 at a Scout.com combine.

An excellent student as well, Williams carries a 3.6 grade point average.