Frye Visits Virginia, Virginia Tech

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Thomas Dale (Chester, VA) safety/wide receiver Desmond Frye received an offer from Virginia Tech in late February, and the University of Virginia followed suit last week. The 6-3, 190-pound junior took a closer look at both programs this past weekend, taking a trip to Blacksburg on Saturday and Charlottesville on Sunday.

“Both were good,” Frye said.

Frye has now visited Virginia Tech twice within a one month span. He had been to Virginia before as well, though he was just a freshman the last time he was in Charlottesville. It was certainly a good day, though, as it was the Knights’ Group AAA, Division 6 state championship win over Lake Braddock.

“I attended Virginia Tech’s junior day [on February 26], but we didn’t go through the whole campus,” Frye said. “The second visit, I got to do that and I got more one-on-one time with [primary recruiter] Shane Beamer and the other coaches.”

At Virginia, “I went around the whole campus and looked at the facilities,” Frye said. “I pretty much did the same things there that I did at Virginia Tech. I talked to coaches and stuff like that.”

Despite seeing the in-state rivals on consecutive days, Frye claims neither school currently has the edge over the other.

“They are pretty much the same. I don’t have a favorite,” he said.

The Cavaliers and Hokies do top the versatile prospect’s list. A commitment isn’t likely to come too soon, as Frye wants to remain open to other schools. Maryland, another school the Knights star visited recently, is among those programs showing heavy interest.

“Virginia Tech and UVa are my top two, but I’m still going to look around a little bit,” Frye said. “I’m keeping it open.”

Frye doesn’t have any other college visits planned at this time, but he is confident he’ll be ready to decide his college future before the start of his senior season.

“I’ll decide sometime in the summer,” Frye said.


Frye starred on both sides of the ball this past season. Virginia likes him as an athlete, while Virginia Tech likes his talents more on the defensive side of the ball. Does Frye have a preference in terms of position?

“I’m not sure, really,”