Dew Discusses Commitment to Tech

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Nick Dew ‘s recruiting card

Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer received a boost prior to kick-off on Saturday, reeling in Tech’s 18th verbal commitment of the 2010 recruiting class. First Colonial (Virginia Beach, VA) safety/linebacker Nick Dew , a longtime Tech lean, was the bearer of the good news.

“It feels real good,” said Under Armour All-American Nick Dew , referring to the commitment he made on Saturday. “It was like a 300-pound weight was taken off my shoulders. It was a hard decision because West Virginia and other schools were still recruiting me, but I didn’t want recruiting to take away from my academics. I did want to take other visits, but I just decided to go with my heart.”

Dew, who was accompanied by his mother on the trip, gave a recap of what happened on Saturday. He had considered committing on previous visits but finally followed through this past weekend.

“Sitting in the waiting room of Coach Beamer’s office, I was nervous. I felt like I was getting married or something (laughs),” he recalled. “We went into his office, sat down and talked a little bit. Then Coach Beamer told me he didn’t want to mince words. He wanted to know if I wanted to play for the Hokies. I said I had thought about committing before, but now I’m ready. I told him I wanted to officially commit to play football at Virginia Tech. He jumped up, picked my mom up and gave her a hug. It was great. Coach Newsome was there, too.”

Dew only committed after receiving his mother’s blessing. What sold her on Virginia Tech?

“Just being back in the environment there,” answered Dew, who will return to Blacksburg for the Boston College game on October 10th. “She said if I’m comfortable in the environment then she trusted me being there and what the coaches can do for me. I can get a free education, so she said she had no problem with it.”

Having hit it off with other Tech commitments is another plus for the Virginia Beach star.

“Zack [McCray] and I talk once or twice a week. I also talk to Caleb [Farris],” Dew said. “It’s great. I sat with Caleb and his family at the Nebraska game. We actually all met at the Five Star Camp at North Carolina