Accompanied by his mother and younger brother, First Colonial (Virginia Beach, VA) star safety/linebacker prospect Nick Dew will head to Virginia Tech this weekend for an unofficial visit. The 6-2, 195-pound rising senior told TechSideline.com that he plans to arrive in Blacksburg this evening and may stay until Sunday morning.
“When I get there I’m going to talk to the coaches, see what position they’d have me playing, who else they’re recruiting, what the roster looks like and if they have good subjects for what I want to major in (he is considering Sociology or Psychology),” Dew said. “I’m going to look at the facilities again because I was rushed the last time I was there. I’ll have a chance to chill with the football players this time.”
One of the top items on Dew’s agenda will be a conversation with defensive coordinator Bud Foster. The Tidewater standout had hoped to speak at length with the Hokies assistant at the Spring Game but wasn’t able to do so.
“I’m going to ask Coach Foster how the defense is going to look and other simple questions like that,” said Dew, who arrived late to the Spring Game as a result of car trouble and only visited for an hour-and-a-half before returning home. “I’ll ask how long he plans on staying there.”
While he has consistently indicated that he likely will wait until the fall or winter to make a commitment, Dew has also made no secret that Virginia Tech is the favorite. Might he change course and make a commitment this weekend?
“It could be a chance that I commit if I really enjoy myself and really like it, but it is a very slim chance because I want to take some other visits,” Dew said.
In addition to Virginia Tech, Dew plans to visit at least three other schools this summer.
“So far I have West Virginia, UNC and Maryland,” Dew said. “I’m probably going to go to UNC next weekend. I’ll try to get to West Virginia and Maryland whenever I can. I’ll also try and squeeze in a few more in there. But I’m going to try to be there for my team instead of leaving every weekend.”
An Under Armour All-American, Dew has become one of the most highly recruited defensive players in the state of Virginia’s 2010 class. A defensive end last season as a junior, he’ll likely play safety or linebacker on the college level. He’d likely be a Rover or Whip linebacker if he were to choose the Hokies.
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