Camp Observations: Hokies Have a Big Weekend

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Virginia Tech had a great weekend, landing four verbal commitments and
putting themselves in better standing with many other prospects. The Hokies also
extended some new scholarship offers on Saturday following the camp.

A Legacy Weekend

Virginia Tech picked up a couple of legacy recruits on the defensive line at
camp this past week. Alston Smith, son of NFL Hall of Famer Bruce Smith, and
Woody Baron, nephew of 1995 starting defensive tackle Jim Baron, picked the
Hokies. Both of those guys are projected to play defensive tackle for Tech.

They weren’t the only legacy recruits in Blacksburg. Eugene Chung made the
trip, along with his son Kyle, a 2013 offensive tackle/tight end prospect.

Note: All quotes in the following passages are from interviews conducted by
Chris Horne.

Previous Commits in Attendance

Of Tech’s previous commitments, we noticed Donovan Riley, Brenden Motley
(participated), Devin Vandyke and Jawand Blue.

Of being back at Tech for the first time since he committed, Vandyke said,
“It’s a family here. Everyone down to the freshman, they treat you like you
are family and already part of the team.”

Motley was the only commit to participate in the camp, and he worked out at
quarterback for the coaching staff. He appears to have the arm strength, but his
accuracy is still extremely inconsistent. He remains a work in progress at that

Tech’s future at quarterback could be 2013 recruit Bucky Hodges, from Salem
High School in Virginia Beach. Hodges is a good 6-5, and he’s got a very strong
arm. His delivery still needs a lot of work, but he has a lot of potential as a
pocket passer who also possesses good straight ahead speed.

Nigel Williams

As you know by now, Benedictine School defensive tackle Nigel Williams
committed to Virginia Tech. Williams made the trip with members of his family,
and they appeared to have a great time during the camp. Jim Cavanaugh spent a
lot of time with Williams while camp was going on, and Shane Beamer took over
after the camp ended. The family really seemed to like both coaches.

Some thought UVA held a slight lead for Williams, but the family atmosphere...