Telvion Clark Discusses VT Experience

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Granby (Norfolk, VA) senior linebacker Telvion Clark will suit up for the Virginia Tech Hokies next season, and last weekend he enjoyed a taste of what’s to come. The 6-1, 208-pound prospect’s visit for the Virginia game was his first ever experience at a Virginia Tech regular season game.

“The team is very, very intense before and after the game,” said Clark, who plans to return to Blacksburg next weekend for an official visit. “We all went to the back room after the game was over. Coach Beamer did his victory dance he does after the game. That got everybody real excited. Then he introduced the new recruits to the team.”

Clark took more of an analysis oriented approach to watching the game, but he still couldn’t help but notice the outstanding game atmosphere in Blacksburg.

“I liked the excitement level. The stadium was very loud and competitive,” noted Clark, who attended Tech’s Spring Game earlier this year. “When I watched the game, I watched every position. I watched the outside linebacker and the inside linebacker. I envisioned myself being there.”

Following a second consecutive 100-plus tackle season, Clark has earned first-team all-district and first-team all-Tidewater honors. The productive, athletic and speedy (4.47 in the 40 at Tech’s first 2008 camp) performer knows the Hokies have a slew of young linebackers, but he believes there is a chance he could see playing time as early as next season.

“The coaches told me I could possibly come in and play early,” Clark said. “That makes me strive for excellence. The Virginia Tech defense is something I will love to be part of.”

Whenever Clark steps on the field for Virginia Tech, he’ll be excited to play for Bud Foster’s defense.

“His defense flies to the ball,” Clark said. “Coach Foster is real excited and wired up on the sideline. I like the aggression from the defense, but I also like the intensity of coach Foster and the other coaches. That shows how much they care.”

Clark spoke with all of Virginia Tech’s coaches on Saturday, but mostly with head coach Frank Beamer, defensive coordinator Bud Foster and primary recruiter Curt Newsome. In pre-game warm-ups, he spoke with several Tech players including Kam Chancellor and freshman offensive lineman