Recruiting Notes: Motley Favors Two

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Motley Favors Two

Christiansburg (VA) head coach Tim Cromer provided the latest on 6-4, 180-pound junior quarterback/athlete Brenden Motley, who at last check was considering offers from Georgia Tech, Virginia and Virginia Tech. One of those schools has now been eliminated.

“He still basically has those three offers,” Cromer said. “He hasn’t made his decision. He was playing AAU basketball with the hopes of exploring if he had any opportunities in basketball, but he has decided to play football in college. He is being evaluated by a lot of other schools. Nebraska, Miami, North Carolina, Boston College, Connecticut, and Florida have got film. Notre Dame came to the school and requested film. I know he likes Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech. I’d say they are the obvious favorites right now. He really enjoyed both experiences.”

Motley did take a visit to Charlottesville, but he has since informed UVa head coach Mike London that he is no longer considering the Cavaliers. To a larger extent, the Christiansburg star has informed his coach not to send out any more film. The aforementioned interested programs are evaluating film at this point, but no other schools are to receive footage.

“He is satisfied with his offers,” Cromer said.

Motley, who would like to commit before the start of his senior season, has not necessarily ruled out other schools. Cromer believes his standout rising senior could make more visits if new offers come. At the very least, additional visits to the two favorites may come before a commitment.

“I asked him what it would take to make a decision. He didn’t know. I can’t give you a clear favorite,” Cromer said.

“There are a lot of pluses with both schools. I think his parents will be influential. I’m just not sure which direction he’s going to go.”

Motley has the athletic ability to play a position other than quarterback on the college level, but both favorites are recruiting him initially as a signal caller. He started at quarterback and free safety this past season.

“I think it speaks to his diversity that those two programs have different offensive philosophies, but both feel like he would be a good fit with what they do,” Cromer said. “Both programs like the fact that he’s diverse and he plays defense for us. It’s