In this latest “Football Recruiting Notes” segment, read what Virginia Tech rising senior cornerback commit Davion Tookes had to say about his first ever visit to Blacksburg, the latest on standout in-state linemen Nigel Williams and Andre Miles-Redmond, and more on a promising rising junior out of Thomas Dale High School in Chester, Virginia.
Visit Exceeds Expectations
Whatever nerves Davion Tookes may have felt prior to seeing Virginia Tech for the first time were alleviated once he arrived in Blacksburg.
“It was like a breath of fresh air,” said the Creekside (Fairburn, GA) rising senior cornerback, who committed to Virginia Tech in early February without having seen the campus before. He made his first ever visit to Tech on June 3 and 4.
“It was greater than what I heard.”
Due to a late arrival on Friday night, Tookes would wait and check in with the coaches on Saturday morning. He first met up with primary recruiter and future position coach Torrian Gray.
“He was the same,” Tookes said of Gray. “We’ve met each other in the past. He has always been a great guy. He’s a great coach. He strives to keep everybody going even when they aren’t playing their best.”
The 5’10”, 175-pound speedster spoke some with head coach Frank Beamer, but much of Beamer’s focus was on the one-day camp the staff was running. While the camp was going on, the Peach State standout took a tour of the campus and the facilities.
“They are nice. State of the art,” Tookes said of the facilities. “Virginia Tech is a real comfortable place. I like the way it’s set up. It looked like they had good people at the school.”
Tookes headed home in the early afternoon hours. The visit was brief but productive, and he says it was reassuring as well.
“[The visit] made [the commitment to Tech] even more comfortable by me meeting the coaches, seeing what the school had to offer,” Tookes said. “When I first committed, I was going off of what people were telling me.”
Back in Fairburn, Tookes is working out, working with his team, and waiting...
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