Watford Enjoys VT Visit, Talks Recruiting

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Following a weekend visit to Virginia Tech, Hampton’s (VA) David Watford has no doubt which position the Hokies staff is recruiting him to play.

“They like me as a quarterback and they’re not trying to make me move to another position,” said the 6-1, 185-pound signal caller, who owns official scholarship offers from Tech, UVa and West Virginia. Connecticut and N.C. State have begun showing serious interest recently as well.

Watford arrived in Blacksburg last Friday and returned home on Sunday. How was the visit?

“The whole thing was a great weekend,” he said. “I had a lot of fun, spent time with my family and had a good time.

“It helped my opinion on Virginia Tech. I liked the school already, but it made me like them even more. It was a good visit. The game was good. The fan support was good. It was 40,000-plus. A real game of course would be more, but there was a good turnout. It’s a live environment.”

Watford gave his take on the offensive coaches and the system he would be in should he choose Virginia Tech.

“Coach Stinespring is a cool guy,” Watford said. “I like the offense they run. It’s a pro-style offense and they hand off a lot, but I like it. Coach O’Cain likes me, too. He is a real cool coach.”

Coach Beamer and company seemingly wouldn’t mind Watford wrapping up his recruitment sooner rather than later, but for now the talented athlete plans to hold off.

“They told me if I liked the opportunity to seize it, but I’m going to take my time,” Watford said.

He later added, “I don’t really have any favorites.”

Despite having visited both Virginia and Virginia Tech this month, Watford found it unfair to compare the two experiences.

“I can’t really compare the two right now because I stayed longer at Tech,” said Watford, who made a one-day visit to UVa for its Spring Football Festival on April 10. “If I went to UVa and stayed longer there, I’d be able to compare the two better. Both were good visits.”

Watford came away with a good feeling from Virginia Tech’s players this past weekend.

“I felt comfortable around everybody,” Watford said. “Everybody

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