Virginia Tech scored a top commitment last weekend in defensive end Zack McCray and was hoping to score another top defender this weekend, when 6-2, 195-pound Nick Dew visited Blacksburg. The Hokies didn’t get a commitment from the First Colonial (Virginia Beach, VA) star, but the weekend still proved to be a success.
“I didn’t commit, but the Hokies are still number one,” said Dew, who has also been offered by Arkansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Syracuse, Virginia and West Virginia, among others.
While Dew has yet to pull the trigger on a commitment, a decision may not be far off.
“For now I’m going to hold off and talk things over with my family,” Dew said. “I want to get everything done as soon as possible. The whole process is kind of overwhelming.
“I want to look at other schools, but I’m not sure if any other school could convince me to go there. I will talk things over with my coaches now and see what they think I should do. Right now, I’m basically going to commit [to Virginia Tech]. I just don’t know when.”
Tech primary recruiter Curt Newsome informed Dew that there is no rush.
“He said there is no pressure. They are always going to be there,” Dew said.
Dew reflected on the weekend experience, which began on Saturday.
“We arrived Saturday afternoon and met up with Coach Newsome,” he recalled. “Coach Newsome talked to my parents and then we toured the campus. We separated and I went with Coach Cav. He drew up some plays for me. I think that probably was when I locked into Virginia Tech, seeing what the defense is all about.”
Xavier Boyce, Marcus Davis and Tony Gregory – all former Virginia Beach standouts – spent some time with Dew on Saturday night, answering questions about Virginia Tech’s football program and school.
“I spoke with players to see what is good and bad with the school,” Dew said. “They all said it is a good football program and the coaches know what they’re doing. You also get help academically with tutors.”
Virginia Tech is recruiting the Beach standout as a Whip linebacker or Rover. An Under Armour All-American, Dew has played safety and defensive end at First Colonial. He played defensive end last season as a junior but will move to safety next season as a senior.