Walk-On Quarterback Looks to Make His Mark

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Some are wondering if Will Cole can play big-time ball at the D-1 level. Why
were most of his offers and interest from primarily Division 1-AA or lower level
schools? Everyone is worried about the Pivot (QB) future at Virginia Tech with
prominent whiffs on Boyd and Newsome once the Tyrod Taylor era draws to a close.

Well let me tell you…Will Cole is basically the same size as VHT (very
highly toted) Michigan Wolverine all-everything QB Tate Forcier from the
football-rich state of California. In point of fact, they are the same size.
Will Cole just won the most prestigious individual WV football award that any
player from WV’s three football classifications can receive. So once you read
this, once you study the vitals, then you tell me.

Special thanks are in order to Bluefield Beaver football Head Coach Freddy
Simon, Offensive-Coordinator and Coach “Fritz” Simon for making this
write-up possible.

Will Cole Vitals:

  • Kennedy Award Winner as WV’s best 2008 high school football
    player.
  • 2007 West Virginia AA State
    Champion.
  • Height=6-0, Weight=190 lbs
  • Passing Yards=3,022.
  • TD=33 throwing, 7 rushing.
  • Completion percentage=59%.
  • Team Captain 2008.
  • 45 yard long FG make.
  • 65 yard long Punt (in the air).
  • Arm strength=57 yards.
  • 4.72 forty. (laser timed)
  • Starting 2-guard in basketball.

b’street: Do you feel you were over looked by in-state schools such as
WVU and Marshall. If “yes”, why?
Will Cole: Yes, sir. Definitely.
b’street: How so?
WC: Marshall only contacted me two weeks before the national signing date
and asked me to walk-on. WVU never approached me at all. I never heard a peep
from them. No calls or letters (of inquiry). I definitely feel like I was
overlooked; I should have received a few phone calls from them (WVU). I did not
even get a letter or a phone call.

b’street: I’ve read that you said you wanted a “big-time college
football experience”; how will VT provide that for you?
WC: Virginia Tech just won back-to-back Atlantic Coast Conference
championships and played in

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