6-6, 310-pound defensive tackle Nick Acree , who has been committed to Virginia Tech since last spring, has indicated throughout that he would take all five official visits despite being solid in his decision. Yesterday, the state of Virginia star revealed what is very good news as far as Virginia Tech is concerned.
“I’m not going to take any visits,” said Acree, who boasted offers from Florida and LSU, among others, in addition to Virginia Tech. “I’m going to stick with Virginia Tech. I’m committed and my commitment is strong. I see what they have to offer me and I’m very excited about it. I’m ready to go ahead and get there and see where the program can go.”
This latest news comes on the heels of Acree’s latest visit to Virginia Tech. He was in attendance for Tech’s junior prospect day this past Saturday.
“I’ve been to Virginia Tech two other times, but it was a great time,” Acree said. “It was fun to go back and see where I’ll be going. I had a blast.”
A national-level prospect who earned high honors at the U.S. Army All-American Junior Combine in January, Acree is hard at work preparing for his upcoming senior season. He trains with former NFL player Mel Gray, someone who knows what it will take to succeed on the next level and beyond.
“I’ve been lifting weights and training with Mel [Gray, a former NFL player],” said Acree. “I’m staying focused and eating right. I’m running, trying to make sure I can show that I am the best out there.
“[Mel] says footwork is pretty much the biggest thing. You have got to have the footwork. I’m a big guy that can move, but I need to get the footwork down and improve my speed and agility.”
After earning all-state honors at King William High School last season, Acree plans to transfer to Christchurch School for his senior year. He discussed why he is making the move, which he feels will be a big positive for his development.
“Going to Christchurch, I know I’ll be taught more technique. It’ll...
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