Tech Commits Enjoy FSU Experience

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Smithfield (VA) wide receiver Eddie Whitley will square off against one another in practices next season. The two Virginia Tech commits look forward to that, but for now they are getting to know each other and seem to be getting along quite well. Roberts and Whitley were just two of many Virginia Tech commits on hand for last Saturday’s victory over Florida State.

Although the 6-1, 175-pound Whitley had visited Virginia Tech before, this past Saturday’s trip was a new experience for him.

“This was my first time driving up there,” Whitley said. “My parents were in the back seat. I met up with Jarrett [Boykin] and his dad when we got up there. It was cool. We didn’t get back until late, so we were coming back in the dark. I got a little scared [on 81]. I just got in the slow lane and put my ego to the side (laughs).”

Another new experience for the talented prospect was dealing with the cold weather. He was not prepared for it this time, but figures to be ready when he returns to Blacksburg for this Saturday’s contest versus Miami.

“Actually, since I’m from North Carolina, I just prepared myself for the cold with a coat,” Whitley said. “The breeze was killing us, so we left in the third quarter. I’ve got to get used to it once I’m up at Virginia Tech, but not now (laughs). When we were leaving, I heard that Florida State scored. Then they scored again. When we heard it on the radio again, Chris Ellis and Brandon Flowers had back-to-back interceptions. That was cool. It was good that they came back and won.”

Whitley had experienced the Virginia Tech game atmosphere before. He knew what to expect and tried to prepare teammate Jarrett Boykin for what was in store.

“I already knew about the atmosphere,” Whitley said. “At night, though, it was real pretty with the lights. I was trying to brag about it to Jarrett. I told him to watch when they came out of the tunnel. He said South Carolina was kind of cool, so he wasn’t sure Virginia Tech would live up. I just told him to watch. Once they started