First Colonial (Virginia Beach, VA) safety/linebacker prospect Nick Dew eventually made it down to Blacksburg on Saturday. Unfortunately for the 6-2, 200-pound junior, Saturday, a day he had anticipated for months, did not exactly go as planned.
“I have good news and bad news,” Dew began when asked to describe his visit to Virginia Tech. “The bad news is that I had car trouble and I missed the Spring Game. I didn’t get there until 6 or 6:30. The good news is that I got to sit in Coach Beamer’s office in his comfortable chair and chill out for a while. Coach Beamer is legendary. It was an honor to meet with the guy.”
Curt Newsome, who recruits Virginia Beach for the Hokies, was there as Dew pulled up.
“Coach Newsome was waiting for me when I got there,” Dew said. “He took me straight to Coach Beamer’s office. He and Coach Beamer were checking up on me, asking about everything and asking how my grades were. They told me I continue to get bigger. It seemed like they still wanted to make sure I was interested in them. The Hokies are still at the top, but I want to keep my eyes open to other schools.”
Despite only visiting for an hour and a half, Dew says the Tech experience was a productive one.
“I got a lot out of it,” said Dew, who spent some time with other Virginia Beach natives including fellow junior Justin Hunter and Virginia Tech freshmen Marcus Davis and Lyndell Gibson. “I walked out onto the field, went through the tunnel, saw the weight room and went through all the facilities. I spoke with trainers. Everybody seems dedicated there.
“Growing up, I used to talk to Aaron Rouse and he said the field and crowd were crazy. As soon as I walked out onto the field, I knew it must be loud there. He couldn’t be lying because the fans are so close to the stadium. And everyone I saw either had maroon or orange on.”
Dew had hoped to speak to defensive coordinator Bud Foster, but Foster left just as the talented prospect arrived. The two should get to know each other well in a few months, though, as Dew has tentative plans to attend Tech’s senior camp in June. Virginia Tech is recruiting the versatile athlete as a linebacker or rover.
Dew has developed good relationships with Virginia Tech’s coaches, but he does hope to learn more about their plans for him and the team’s depth chart.
“The coaches are good,” Dew...
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