VT Pursuing Liberty’s Gough

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In the middle of last week, Virginia Tech, led by primary recruiter Torrian Gray, expressed to Liberty (Bealeton, VA) head coach Tommy Buzzo an interest in 6-6, 262-pound senior offensive lineman recruit Kory Gough . Originally scheduled to make an unofficial visit to Marshall this past Saturday, Gough decided to postpone that trip and instead visited Blacksburg.

“I like Virginia Tech,” said Gough, who had been to Virginia Tech before but never for a game. “The game was phenomenal. It was a blast. It was louder than Penn State, which had 108,000 people. In the pre-game, I got to walk around on the field and talk to the coaches. I loved walking around on the field. After the game, I got a football pass to walk into the locker room and talk to the team.”

Gough had conversations with many of the Tech coaches, including offensive line coach Curt Newsome

“They pretty much told me they love my film, my frame and they thought I could fit in perfect,” Gough said. “They told me they are going to talk it over and let me know [about an offer]. Coach Gray is supposed to call sometime soon.

“[Curt Newsome] said that, from my film, he could tell I could play. He liked the speed I have and how mean I looked on film. He said they wanted to meet me in person and he was glad I came.”

Gough, who claims no favorites at this time, has scored official offers from Arkansas, Army, East Carolina, James Madison and Marshall, among others. North Carolina, Penn State, Virginia and Virginia Tech are just some of the other programs that have expressed very serious interest.

A UNC assistant was in attendance for Liberty’s game last week. Did an offer follow suit?

“The UNC coach said I have great potential, but he would like to see me with about 15 or 20 pounds more on my frame,” Gough said. “He said they are going to wait for now.”

Gough made an unofficial visit to Penn State the weekend prior to the Virginia Tech trip and had a great experience there as well. He has yet to hear whether or not the Nittany Lions will offer, though, and he hasn’t heard a response from the University of Virginia on his senior film.

Turning in a standout year on the gridiron, Gough, who plays left tackle for Coach Buzzo, has helped the Eagles to a 2-0 record in 2008. The team faces Stafford this week.

“We are capable of so much,” Gough said. “I think