Furman Enjoys Game, Getting to Know Players

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Josh Furman ‘s recruiting card

Old Mill (Millersville, MD) linebacker prospect Josh Furman ’s Virginia Tech official visit included an opportunity to see a football game at Lane Stadium for the first time. The 6-2, 195-pound senior, one of Virginia Tech’s top remaining targets of the 2010 class, discussed the overall experience from this past weekend.

“I really liked the atmosphere and the people. The people are very important to me and so are people on team,” said Furman, who visited Tech unofficially earlier in the year. “Everybody is cool with everybody. Everybody on the team has a bond. I probably saw the whole team [Saturday] night. I spent time with a lot of players. I got to meet sophomores, freshmen and juniors to see how it is to live there.

“Because I’m considering Virginia Tech, the first thing I’m looking for is how the players are. I wanted to see how they live. My host, Tariq Edwards, showed me how they live as freshmen. We went out to Eddie Whitley’s apartment, which is off campus. Off-campus is real nice.”

Furman seems to have gotten along well with the players.

“I asked questions. They weren’t trying to make me commit. They were just telling me why they picked the school and why I should come there,” said Furman, who also spent some time with recruits, including Hargrave prospects DeAntre Rhodes and Theron Norman. “Towards the end of the night, when they started to really get to know me, I think they really got to like me so they were saying I’ve gotta come there.”

Furman’s first official visit was to the University of Michigan, where he saw the Wolverines take on Notre Dame. He saw Virginia Tech take down Boston College on Saturday. Both game experiences stood out to the star athlete.

“Both of them were rocking,” he said. “My expectations this weekend were to see the atmosphere at Virginia Tech. I wanted to see the crowd. That freaking gun…it scared me so bad when it first went off (laughs). It was great. Virginia Tech has a tremendous amount of home field advantage.”

Before heading home, Furman and his father met with head coach Frank Beamer.

“Coach Beamer said he sees me as a Whip,” said Furman, who plays running back

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