One Dinwiddie (VA) star rising senior has committed to Virginia Tech and another could follow suit tomorrow. This morning, 6-4, 225-pound Chris Hall accepted an offer from the Hokies. Hall, who starts at quarterback for the Generals, is being pursued by Tech as a tight end.
“He committed to Virginia Tech. He called Coach Cavanaugh [this morning],” Dinwiddie head coach Billy Mills said. “He told me on Saturday on the way to UVa (for a 7-on-7 tournament) that he was ready to go. Then he got the offer from UVa, so he sat on that a little bit. Today he was ready to commit.”
Hall chose Virginia Tech over offers from Marshall and Virginia. The latter school offered this past Saturday, but the chance to play for the childhood favorite Hokies was too good an opportunity to pass up.
“That’s all the kid has ever talked about since I’ve known him,” Mills said, referring to Hall’s desire to go to Virginia Tech. “He has known every player and every stat. He is a big fan. This has been a dream of his to do that. He really likes the coaching staff and feels like he is a good fit there.”
Virginia Tech offered Hall after its June 5 one-day camp. There, Hall was able to show his promise as a tight end, the position the Tech staff has recruited him to play throughout. A good athlete, Hall saw action at running back and wide receiver as a sophomore before moving to quarterback this past season.
“He’s going to be a tight end,” said Mills. “They’ve said that all along and I appreciate that. They told us all along what he would be doing if he got an opportunity to come there.”
A grey-shirt, Hall will sign with Tech next February and enroll in January of 2012. Academically, Hall made significant strides this past year and looks to be in good shape to qualify. He also scored well on his initial SAT.
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