Led by primary recruiter Charley Wiles, Virginia Tech’s coaching staff stays in consistent contact with Nassau Community College (Long Island, N.Y.) defensive end recruit Mike Gee . Gee, a 6-1, 245-pound prospect, still feels the same about Virginia Tech, the school with which he signed back in February of 2006.
“I definitely do want to be a Hokie,” Gee said.
Though Gee isn’t certain if he has an official offer just yet, the Virginia Tech coaches are pursuing him as if he does have one. Coach Wiles calls once a week and is trying to firm up visit dates with the former New Jersey prep standout.
“The last time we talked, he was talking to me about coming down for an unofficial visit either November 10th or November 17th. After that, he would want me in for an official visit in December so I could really talk with the coaching staff,” Gee said.
Wiles’ consistent contact over the past few years is one of the major reasons why Gee remains loyal to Virginia Tech.
“I’m real comfortable with him,” Gee said of Wiles. “I’ve known him for a long time. He has been the guy dealing with my situation, so I know him real well.”
After graduating from Englewood High School (N.J.), Gee, who did not make qualifying standards, enrolled at Garden City Community College in Kansas. After one semester there, he transferred to Nassau in January of 2007. He has done well in the classroom and hopes to graduate in December. If all works out, he hopes to enroll at Virginia Tech in January of 2008.
“I might have a chance to graduate in December,” Gee said. “If not, it would be May. It depends on which classes transfer over. I spoke with Coach Wiles about it and he says it is not a big deal when I would get there.”
Because of a foot injury, Gee was red-shirted last season at Garden City. He finally returned to the gridiron this season for Nassau and currently mans a weakside linebacker spot. On the season, he says he has racked up a few sacks. He has returned a punt block for a touchdown as well.
“It has been going all right,” Gee said. “I’m still trying to learn the position. I’ve never played it before, so it has been an adjustment.”
Gee expects to be able to visit Virginia Tech for either the Florida State or Miami game. Stay tuned for more on this situation throughout the next month.