Well over a year since he initially pledged to Virginia Tech, Cannon School (Concord, N.C.) guard/forward Jarell Eddie is primed to sign a letter of intent with his future school. The 6-7 senior has never wavered in his commitment, but putting an official stamp on his decision will be an exciting moment.
“I feel like I closed the process when I verbally committed, but of course signing will be great,” said Eddie, who plans to sign a letter of intent on November 11th, which is the first day of Division 1 men’s basketball’s early signing period. “I’ll feel better when people ask if I have signed. I will be able to say that I have.”
According to Eddie, Virginia Tech’s pursuit began when he was just in the eighth grade. He has developed a close relationship with head coach Seth Greenberg over the years, and says that relationship helped to put the Hokies over the top. A 4-star prospect, Eddie chose Tech over offers from ACC and SEC programs.
“I knew I wanted to play for Coach Greenberg when I saw how dedicated he was,” Eddie said. “It was steady. Some coaches will be on you but then the interest dies down. When Coach Greenberg could call, he would. He would ask me to keep in touch. He stopped by my school more than any other the coach. The whole Virginia Tech staff was truly dedicated to come to meet me. I’ve since learned more about Coach Greenberg and his style of coaching over time, but when it was time to sit down and decide it was Virginia Tech because of his dedication.
“I feel like it’ll be a real good thing going on because I’ve known the staff for so long. I feel like we have a good connection. I know what they want from me and they know what I want from them.”
So what does the Tech staff expect from Eddie and vice versa?
“I think they just want me to come in next...
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