Hermitage OL/DL Visits VT, UVa

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N.C. State was the first school to offer a scholarship to Hermitage (Richmond, VA) offensive tackle/defensive tackle Andre Miles-Redmond , who has since scored offers from the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. The 6-4, 260-pound junior visited both in-state FBS programs earlier this month.

“I like UVa, especially the coaches there and how much they expressed that they care about the players on and off the field,” Miles-Redmond said when asked for his impressions of Virginia and Virginia Tech. “Coach London, I really like talking to him. He’s a nice guy.

“Virginia Tech was the same way. I talked to coach Shane Beamer on the phone before meeting him, but I met him when I went there. I talked to Frank Beamer. I always saw him on TV coaching, but in talking to him in person, I see he really cares about the player too.”

This Saturday, Miles-Redmond and his mother will head to Raleigh to get a closer look at Tom O’Brien’s N.C. State program. Prior to the visit, are there any favorites?

“I like both UVa and Virginia Tech, but it is kind of early,” Miles-Redmond answered. “I like the schools I visited so far. N.C. State, I’ll evaluate it more this weekend.”

Miles-Redmond, who spoke with a coach from South Florida this week and is also drawing interest from Maryland and Duke, has considered making an early decision, but he admits he does not want to rush into anything. He wants to put in the time and the research necessary to make the right decision. No matter how long he takes, he’ll count on his mother being there to help.

“She’s really helping me a lot in evaluating schools. She’s involved a lot,” he said. “She is taking me on these visits, helping me evaluate what I should be looking for.”

Miles-Redmond attended Henrico High School (VA) his freshman and sophomore years, playing JV football in 2008 before moving to the varsity in 2009. He transferred to Hermitage for his junior year and helped the Panthers to a 13-1 overall record, a district title and a region title.

“It was different,” Miles-Redmond said of his new school. “The coaches were different. The way we practiced was different. I already knew a couple of guys on the team, so it was easy getting used to it. The adjustment [to a new football team] was pretty smooth.”