Exum to Visit Blacksburg on Friday

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Deep Run (Glen Allen, VA) standout athlete Antone Exum has an important unofficial visit scheduled for this Friday, when he plans to head to Blacksburg for what will be his first ever visit to Virginia Tech. The 6-0, 210-pound rising senior is looking forward to visiting Tech, which was the first Division 1A program to extend him an official scholarship offer.

Exum has already visited pretty much every school that has offered, including Duke, Maryland, Penn State, Richmond, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. His most recent trip was to Syracuse and of course he’ll head to Virginia Tech this week.

“Last week, he flew up to Syracuse and spent a day with the Syracuse staff. He came back and said he enjoyed the trip, but he is such an agreeable kid that he really enjoys every trip,” Kendall said. “Friday is going to be a big day for him. He is going over to Virginia Tech to check them out. I know they are pretty high on his list, so I think that’ll be a good day for him.”

Virginia Tech has always been one of the top programs in this race.

“When he first got the offer and they talked about him being a cornerback, I think he thought about the long list of defensive backs coming out of Virginia Tech and that stuck in his mind. I think he liked the idea of coming after some of the great cornerbacks they have had like Macho Harris and some of the others,” Kendall said.

Exum is part of a trio of Deep Run rising senior prospects who will move on to play Division 1A football. Defensive end Jake Snyder has committed to Virginia, while cornerback Jordan Love is expected to decide soon from Georgia, Florida and Penn State. Exum would like to make a summer decision as well, though nothing is definite and no schools have been eliminated.

“I think in his own mind he probably has got a feeling about the frontrunners, but I think it is harder for him to narrow it down than he thought it would be,” Kendall said. “He is