Tech Offers, Atlantic DT Accepts

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One the eve of Signing Day, Atlantic (Delray Beach, FL) defensive tackle Luther Maddy got the news he wanted. Virginia Tech extended an official scholarship offer to the 6-2, 275-pound senior, who didn’t hesitate to accept.

Luther Maddy ‘s a Hokie,” Atlantic defensive line coach Kelcey Brooks said. “Virginia Tech offered, and tomorrow he’ll be signing a letter of intent. I talked to Coach Wiles and I talked to Luther and we’re all excited.”

Maddy recalled the night’s events.

“Coach Brooks told me they offered and to call Coach Wiles. I talked to Coach Wiles and he said, “We want to offer you,'” Maddy said. “He asked if I was taking it and I said ‘You know I’m taking it, coach.’ Then we just were talking and laughing.

“Coach Brooks played a very big role in this. He told me to be patient. He would tell me that good things come to those who wait. That’s what happened. It came through.”

Maddy is the second Atlantic defensive line prospect to commit to Virginia Tech today, joining defensive end Wedley Estime. The duo broke out in a big way in 2010, combining for 25 sacks with Maddy racking up 13 to Estime’s 12.

“Luther can’t be blocked one-on-one,” Brooks said. “He was dominant at the 3-technique. He caused havoc with his pass-rush inside.

“Wedley reminds me a lot of Julius Peppers. I’ve never seen a player run down people like Wedley did last season. The kid hasn’t even reached his potential.”

Maddy, who plans to enroll at Tech this summer, made an official visit to Tech this past weekend. This visit cemented Tech’s place at the top of the standout defensive tackle’s list.

“Obviously Virginia Tech has that reputation for Atlantic players,” began Maddy, who’ll join former Atlantic standouts Mark Leal and Jayron Hosley in Blacksburg. “I knew it was where I wanted to be right when I walked on campus. I knew it was the place I was supposed to go.”