One of Lafonte Thorougood’s main objectives on this past Saturday’s visit to Virginia Tech was to learn whether or not he would get a legitimate shot at playing quarterback. The 6-2, 215-pound junior, a 2-year starter at quarterback at Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, VA), got his answer.
“They said I would get a shot,” said Thourogood, who arrived in Blacksburg on Saturday and returned home on Sunday. He made the visit with sophomore defensive end prospect Eli Harrell, who is a teammate and cousin.
“Coach Beamer was saying how I’m a great player. He said he’d like it if I came to Virginia Tech.”
Asked for his impressions of Virginia Tech’s offense, Thourogood said, “I like it. It’s not just a Spread offense. They run everything. I like it and think it fits me.”
ECU, North Carolina, N.C. State, Stanford, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia have offered Thourogood, who threw for about 1,000 yards and rushed for 800 more this past season. The Virginia Beach standout plans to visit schools throughout the winter, spring and summer with the intention of narrowing his list to three before the start of his senior season.
Virginia Tech, where cousin Marcus Davis is on football scholarship, is “up there,” Thourogood says.
“Virginia Tech is a great school with a great coaching staff and the players are great athletes. The visit was fun. I’m more interested in it now. It’s almost like a family there. I look forward to going back.”
This Saturday, Thourogood will visit the University of Virginia for a junior day. He has been officially offered by Virginia, which is led by primary recruiter Chip West.
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