VT Wants Closer Look At Owens

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6-0, 180-pound cornerback prospect Reggie Owens has written FBS offers from Duke and Marshall, but hopes more come through in the coming months. The Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, VA) rising senior plans on competing at a number of one-day camps this summer and he has one goal in mind.

“I want to get out there and show my talent,” Owens said.

Virginia Tech is one of the schools expressing interest in the first-team all-Beach district selection, who is considering attending one of Tech’s two senior camps.

“The Virginia Tech coach has been down a few times and talked to me,” said Owens, who knows he will attend camp at Duke, ECU, Florida and Michigan. “He said they really like my size and my film and they want me to come down there for a camp.”

A standout in track, Owens has run the 100 meters in 10.9 seconds and the 200 meters in 22.7 seconds. On the gridiron, he totaled eight interceptions from the cornerback position. He also saw action at running back but is being recruited by college coaches to play defense.

“I really think I play the corner position very well,” Owens said. “I know I can run and catch very well, too, but most of the coaches like me for defense.”

Owens discussed what he feels he may need to improve in order to garner more FBS offers.

“Coaches really like my size and speed, so I’m really looking to improve on being more physical and hitting more,” Owens said. “It’s just about getting stronger and getting my legs stronger.”

The Dolphins standout defender claims no favorites, although he seems sincerely interested in the University of Richmond. Richmond has offered and Owens likes the possibility for early playing time there. Duke head coach David Cutcliffe is also doing a good job of showing how much he wants Owens’ talents.

“Coach Cutcliffe really talks about me a lot. He would really like me to come play for Duke,” Owens said.

Owens updated where he stands in his recruitment.

“It’s a little too early to name favorites because I’m still talking to a lot of schools,” Owens said. “I might wait it out. I don’t think I have to commit soon or even before the season.”