Virginia Tech Eyes Peach State QB

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Georgia prep standout Michael Box , a 6-4, 195-pound quarterback out of Collins Hill High School (Suwanee, GA), is on Virginia Tech’s recruiting radar. Box has been in touch with primary recruiter Torrian Gray for “a while now,” he says, but no offer has come. He is hoping that changes in the near future.

“I haven’t talked to Coach Gray in about a week,” Box said. “He said they are reevaluating their quarterback situation because guys they have offered have committed elsewhere. I’m hoping to fall into their spotlight.”

Central Florida, Connecticut, South Florida, Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech are among the programs expressing interest in Box, who has yet to pick up his first Division 1A scholarship offer.

“I’ve been visiting a few colleges here and there,” said Box, who just returned from a junior day at Central Florida and plans to go to Virginia Tech for the Spring Game this month. He may visit Connecticut and South Carolina as well. “I’m hoping some coaches come down this spring to evaluate me. Overall, I’ve been enjoying the process. I like meeting new coaches. To be recruited is a great feeling.”

Should Virginia Tech come through with an offer, Box, who has only been to Blacksburg once before, would be excited.

“I do have interest in Virginia Tech,” Box said. “My dad also is an alumni. I was raised pretty much on Hokies football since I could remember. I grew up a Hokies fan.”

Box never played a down of football prior to his freshman year at Duluth High School. He played most of his freshman year on the junior varsity level, but he did see a few snaps on the varsity. He won the varsity starting quarterback job five games into his sophomore season and has been the starter ever since.

A good athlete, Box led Duluth in rushing last season as a junior, totaling 540 yards on the ground. He passed for 1,000 yards as well.

“I don’t think I’m the fastest kid out there, but I have the ability to buy myself some time in the pocket,” said Box, who runs a 4.8 in the 40. “I can get to where I need to be on the field. I don’t know if I’ll be breaking 80-yard runs in college, but I did run a lot of quarterback runs for our team. I’d rather sit back and pick a defense apart. I’d rather get the ball to the guys who