Monacan (Richmond, VA) senior offensive lineman Justin Gilbert has taken two unofficial visits each of the past two weekends, including trips to East Carolina on September 22nd and Virginia Tech this past Saturday. He’ll make a third unofficial visit this coming Saturday and could have a college decision as soon as next week.
Gilbert, a 6-5, 280-pound prospect, enjoyed his time at East Carolina. Unfortunately for the Pirates, they weren’t able to get into the top two.
“I went down there for a game,” said Gilbert, who received an official offer from head coach Skip Holtz. “I really enjoyed it, but I still think it is really between Virginia Tech and Maryland.”
Gilbert attended his first Virginia Tech game this past Saturday and the experience went well. He provided a run down of what the day was like.
“I really liked it,” Gilbert said of the Virginia Tech visit. “I took a friend of mine from the team. We went with my dad. When we got there, we ate lunch and Coach Cavanaugh and Coach Newsome came over and talked to me. When the players walked through the tunnel in pre-game, we followed them out and then we stood on the sidelines when they warmed up. One of the coaches took me out to talk to Coach Beamer. He was zoned into the game, but he was saying he was glad I could make it up. He told me he definitely wanted me there. After the game, we went down and went into the little room where they give out the game balls. I walked in there with the players, but after that I had to go because my dad had to work the next day.”
What did Coach Newsome and Coach Cavanaugh talk about during lunch?
“Coach Newsome said I was looking good and he asked how my season was going,” Gilbert said. “Coach Cav was talking about my scholarship. He also talked about which players had been grey-shirted before at Virginia Tech. He talked about my chances of playing. He believes the best thing for me is to get bigger before I come in, which is why they want to grey-shirt me. He said if I gave it a couple of years then I could come in and...
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