Tech Scores Another In-State Recruit

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Virginia Tech has secured another commitment from this past weekend’s Spring Game. Today, Thomas Dale (Chester, VA) safety/wide receiver Desmond Frye joined the Hokies 2012 recruiting class, which is now up to eight commits including three since Saturday.

“Desmond committed to Tech today,” said Kevin Tucker, head football coach at Thomas Dale, which produced former Tech standout running back Ken Oxendine. “He had a great weekend visit up there, really enjoyed the Spring Game, and his parents have just fallen in love with the place.”

Frye chose Tech, which was the first school to offer, over an offer from UVa. He attended Tech’s junior day in February and visited Virginia twice before coming to this decision.

Frye is a two-way standout for the Knights.

“Desmond burst onto the radar last year,” Tucker said in a previous interview. “He is 6-3, 190 pounds. He had four interceptions and 16 pass break-ups last year. He was in the 50 range with tackles. On offense, he had 27 catches for 527 yards and seven touchdown receptions. He can really go up and get the football. He has big play potential.”

Coach Tucker adds that Virginia Tech is now pursuing another Thomas Dale rising senior, safety Quinton Taylor. He spoke with primary recruiter Shane Beamer about Taylor, who started at quarterback as a junior and will start at quarterback and safety next season as a senior. Tech has not yet offered the 6-1, 195-pound junior, but the coaches want to take a look at camp.