Recruiting News and Notes: The Spring Game

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Tech’s three newest commits

All three prospects hail from the state of Virginia. All three had offers from both Virginia Tech and Virginia. All three chose Virginia Tech over Virginia, making the weekend successes all the more meaningful for the Hokies.

In Oscar Smith (Chesapeake) RB J.C. Coleman, Thomas Dale (Chester) S/WR Desmond Frye, and Wilson (Portsmouth) WR/DB Der’Woun Greene, Tech scored three impressive skill position athletes.

JC Coleman: “He has game-changing type speed. That’s what pops out when you look at film. He can get you a quick six points. Every offensive coordinator wants a guy who can produce points quickly. Secondly, he has vision. Those are two things he has over other people.” – Oscar Smith head coach Rich Morgan.

Desmond Frye: “Virginia Tech really likes him at the free safety position. He covers so much ground so fast. He likes to lay the wood. Even if he is tricked, he makes up for it so fast you never know he messed up. He could play wide receiver and wouldn’t miss anything. He is good on offense, but even better on D. He’s just a defensive guy.” – Thomas Dale head coach Kevin Tucker.

Der’Woun Greene: “He is an athlete. He can throw the football. He can throw very well. He could possibly play quarterback. He wants to play offense, but really he just wants to play. He’s a ferocious defensive back. He initiates the contact. He can cover. He has great ball skills. He can catch. He catches with his hands. He’s deceptively fast. Der’Woun just has it all.” – Wilson head coach Curtis Williams on Greene, who starts at quarterback and safety at Wilson. He’ll likely be a slot receiver at Tech.

Frye gives Shane Beamer his first commitment since joining the Virginia Tech staff. In fact, according to Coach Tucker, Frye may have been the first prospect the younger Beamer ever offered as well.

The Thomas Dale star called Shane on Monday to commit. Today, Frye spoke with the head coach for about 20 minutes, Tucker said.

On their game

Without doubt, the Virginia Tech coaching staff was well prepared for Saturday’s event.

“My mom said it best,” Christchurch (VA) offensive tackle Win Homer said. “She said, ‘There are 80