Box Reflects on Time in Blacksburg

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Collins Hill (Suwanee, GA) junior quarterback Michael Box was in attendance for Virginia Tech’s Spring Game on Saturday, and he greatly enjoyed his time in Blacksburg. The 6-4, 195-pound signal caller still does not hold an offer from the Hokies, but he will have an opportunity to impress the coaches later this spring.

“I always love it when I go [to Virginia Tech],” said Box, who arrived on Friday night and left late Saturday night. He was accompanied by his father, who attended Virginia Tech. “I got to see some of my dad’s old stomping grounds. I always have a great time when I go up there. It was a little rainy the day of the game, but Virginia Tech is a great place to be.

“I just liked getting to see everything behind the scenes and having a chance to talk to the coaches. I talked to Coach Gray and to Coach O’Cain for a little bit. Seeing everything from a different perspective was great.”

Box received an update on his scholarship offer status.

“They said they liked me. They definitely want me to come to camp, but they have to see me in person to see if they will go any farther,” Box said. “They’ve got a couple of offers out already, but I will head up to camp and see if I can change their minds.”

Box has yet to receive that first Division 1A scholarship offer, but he has received significant interest from a number of programs. This summer, he plans to attend camp at four of those programs – Connecticut, N.C. State, South Carolina and Virginia Tech.

“I don’t have any offers yet, but a lot of coaches have to see me in action in person,” Box said. “Right now, I’m just working out. I’m working on my drops, throws, watching film and doing chalk talks. I’m doing everything to prepare [for this spring and summer].”

Virginia Tech primary recruiter Torrian Gray plans to stop by Collins Hill High School next month, but it appears the next step as far as the Hokies are concerned is seeing Box at the June 7th camp.

A capable passer and runner, the talented prospect totaled about 1,540 yards of offense including 1,000 yards passing and 540 yards rushing this past season at Duluth High School. He transferred to Collins Hill for the spring semester and looks forward to practicing with his new team in the coming weeks.