6-4, 180-pound Hidden Valley (Roanoke, VA) guard Ben Boggs signed a letter of intent last week, officially accepting a scholarship to play for head coach Seth Greenberg. It was a special day for Boggs, who verbally committed to Virginia Tech a little over a year ago.
“Probably the early commit was more exciting because that was the first thing, but there is no doubt that I am really excited to finally sign and become a Hokie,” Boggs said. “Both were really huge days.”
Last Wednesday morning, Boggs signed and then faxed in his letter of intent. He then called the Tech coaches to make sure they received it and spoke with every one of the Tech coaches, including Greenberg.
“Coach Greenberg congratulated me. He said he was very excited and to keep working hard and doing what I’ve been doing,” Boggs said.
Boggs was in contact with Tech’s three other 2009 class signees – Tucker (Stone Mountain, GA) guard/forward Manny Atkins, Paul VI (Fairfax, VA) point guard Erick Green, Petersburg (VA) power forward Cadarian Raines – last Wednesday. Tech has since added a fifth recruit, Oak Hill Academy guard Lamont “Mo-Mo” Jones, who plans to sign in the spring.
Becoming an official member of Virginia Tech’s men’s basketball team certainly gave Boggs reason to eye his future, but for now he is concentrating on helping Hidden Valley accomplish its ultimate goal of a state championship. Timesland Player of the Year in 2007/2008, Boggs averaged 17.8 points and 8.3 rebounds per game last season as a junior.
“Playing at Virginia Tech is definitely something I look forward to, but right now I’m focused on the season,” Boggs said. “We have a new coach and we have three starters back, so I’m really excited for this year. Hopefully, we’ll be able to make it far. After the season, I will prepare and then go up to summer school. It’ll be a new challenge, but I’m really excited to take it...
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