Cannon School (Concord, N.C.) star guard/forward Jarell Eddie enjoyed a packed itinerary on the official visit he made to Virginia Tech last weekend. The 6-7, 210-pound senior did everything from touring the new basketball practice facility to attending Virginia Tech’s home football win over Marshall to having dinner at head coach Seth Greenberg’s house. Overall, the Virginia Tech commitment seemed to have enjoyed the experience quite a bit.
“It was real fun,” Eddie said. “I had a really good host in J.T. Thompson. I got up there, watched a workout and hung out with the players. I met the Athletic Director. We sat down and talked with him. He’s a good guy. Hanging out with the players and the coaching staff was cool and fun. I feel like they are guys I will get along with perfectly.”
Eddie praised the brand new practice facility, enjoying one part in particular.
“I liked the history,” Eddie said. “You walk in and see all of the displays on the wall. You see where the program has been and the players that have come through. One of my goals is to get up there.”
Eddie spent a lot of time with current players as well as fellow 2010 class commitment Tyrone Garland, who was also making an official visit to Tech. The duo learned what it takes to succeed on the next level.
“I talked to the guys about the coaching staff and what they want out of you,” Eddie said. “They want you to go hard every minute of practice. The workouts are tougher because you do it more often. You get used to it, practicing at that speed. You get used to it after a while. Basically, they told me how demanding college is.”
Spending the weekend in Blacksburg provided Eddie the opportunity to play pick-up basketball with his future teammates. He now knows what he’ll need to improve before he steps on the Cassell Coliseum court next fall.
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