Top Tech Recruits Impress Last Week

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Two Virginia Tech recruits enjoyed special days last week. Both prospects play running back for their respective high schools, but only one projects as a running back for the Hokies. TSL caught up with George Washington (Danville, VA) star James Hopper to talk about their recent accomplishments.

David Wilson

George Washington (Danville, VA) product David Wilson may have earned MVP honors in the Hawaii/Polynesia-Mainland Bowl last Friday night, but he was not totally happy with his performance. The 5-11, 190-pound running back scored two touchdowns – one rushing and one receiving – in leading the Mainland team to a 22-8 decision over the Hawaii home team.

“Personally, I don’t think I did that well,” said Wilson, who finished the game with 13 carries for 47 yards and three receptions for 50 yards. “I did pretty good, but they were mainly passing the ball all game. If I could’ve run more and gotten into a groove, it probably would’ve been a different story.”

The Hawaii Bowl experience did provide Wilson an opportunity to play against some of the most talented prospects in the United States.

“It wasn’t hard at all. I just had to make quicker decisions,” Wilson said of playing against some of the nation’s elite prospects. “They were all D1 prospects, even on my team. There were players from all over. They were from Texas, California, Michigan, Alabama, Ohio…from all over.”

Capturing MVP honors was the highlight of Wilson’s experience, though he certainly enjoyed Hawaii as well.

“I’d never been to Hawaii before,” Wilson said. “To have all the events happen like they did was great. I also got to go surfing, met the mayor and went kayaking. I had no regrets…I did all of it.”

Wilson’s accomplishments on the gridiron and in track are well noted, but perhaps there could be a future in another sport as well.

“I was pretty good