Big-Time Athlete Visits VT

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Virginia Tech was one of three ACC stops last week for Old Mill (Millersville, MD) standout athlete Josh Furman , who also visited Duke and North Carolina. The 6-1 1/2, 195-pound junior had never visited Virginia Tech before, but he did have some interest in the program prior to last week’s experience.

“I’ve always liked Virginia Tech,” Furman began. “In my room, I have a Michael Vick jersey hanging up on my wall. The visit actually surprised me when I learned how they are going to get new facilities. The visit blew me away, actually. I’ve visited other places like LSU, West Virginia, Maryland and Pitt. I really liked Virginia Tech.”

The Tech coaches, led by primary recruiter Kevin Sherman, were part of the reason why Furman enjoyed his time in Blacksburg.

“I had a good vibe with them,” Furman said. “They were all just really honest. Of course, you wouldn’t want any coach lying to you. Coach Beamer also is a really nice guy.”

Furman is listed as an “athlete” on, but the Virginia Tech coaches seem to favor two specific positions for the Old Mill star.

“The Virginia Tech coaches kind of like me as an athlete, but I told them I want to play running back,” Furman said. “They said the like me as a running back or outside linebacker. What I do like is how honest they were. They said they like me as a running back and outside linebacker. They say they would try me at running back and see how I do there. If I do good, then I’d stay there. If they feel I’d be better at another position, they’d move me.”

A star on both sides of the ball, Furman rushed for 796 yards and 14 touchdowns while averaging over seven yards per carry last season. A linebacker on defense, he tallied an astounding 25 tackles for loss and eight sacks. Duke, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Pitt, Virginia Tech and West Virginia are the programs that have officially offered Furman, an exceptional athlete who has been time in the 40 in 4.37 seconds.

In addition to Tech, he has visited Duke, LSU, Maryland, North Carolina, Pitt and West Virginia. Furman has enjoyed all of these visits but cited LSU, North Carolina, Virginia Tech West Virginia as those experiences he was particularly impressed with. He denies a clear favorite, though the visit last week seems to have solidified Tech as a major contender.

“I’ve got to be honest.