Nansemond River (Suffolk, VA) defensive end Dewayne Alford had never seen a regular season game in Blacksburg until September 18, when he watched Virginia Tech defeat East Carolina. The 6-2, 220-pound recruit, a senior who has accepted a grey-shirt opportunity with the Hokies, reflects on the experience and updates his senior season in this latest “Quick Take.”
On the gridiron, Alford racked up four sacks in the preseason before being sidelined due to an ankle injury. He missed two regular season games, but is now healthy, having played in each of Nansemond River’s (1-4) past three games. Alford has recorded two sacks so far this year.
Quick Take with Dewayne Alford
TSL: Your first ever regular season game at Lane Stadium. How was it?
Dewayne Alford : To me, it was great. It was loud and everyone was cheering for the Hokies. It showed that Virginia Tech is a great place to be. I really liked the environment.
TSL: What was on the itinerary on the day?
Dewayne Alford : When we got there, we went into the weight room center, got our name tags, and took a tour of the new stuff like the new lounge area and practice facility. We got there before the game and we had time to look around. By the time we got to the game, the crowd was getting situated. I did get to walk on the field. It’s crazy to be on the field and look up and see how many people are in the stands. I talked to some freshmen. After the game, I went in the locker room.
TSL: Did you have a favorite part of the day?
Dewayne Alford : Besides them winning, my favorite part of the day was probably the tour. I liked seeing the behind the scenes stuff. I had seen the weight room before, but the lounge room was new. It has, like, nine 52-inch TVs, three pool tables. It’s actually more than you could ever think of.
TSL: After watching Virginia Tech’s defense in action, what are your thoughts about the defensive ends and...
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