This week has been a good one for Blessed Sacrament Huguenot (Powhatan, VA) offensive tackle Augie Conte . On Tuesday he received an offer from Virginia Tech, days following an impressive performance at Tech’s July 9 one-day camp. Shortly after, he learned that the University of Virginia was offering as well.
In less than a week’s time, the 6’6″, 270-pound rising senior will have committed to one of those two schools.
“I’m going to go to UVa on Monday and I’ll visit Virginia Tech on Tuesday,” Conte said. “I’m going to come home and decide which one I want to go to.”
Conte named Tech as his favorite prior to the Virginia offer, which “definitely complicated things, but it is pretty exciting because I’ve just grown up around UVa,” said Conte, who attended UVa’s Spring Game earlier this year and camp in June. “My mom graduated from there. My dad is a big fan. It’s just exciting to have an opportunity with UVa and an opportunity with Virginia Tech. My grandpa graduated from Virginia Tech.”
The upcoming visits will make the difference in Conte’s decision.
“The schools are pretty close,” Conte said, referring to Virginia and Virginia Tech and where each school stands with him. “I’ve grown up around UVa and always admired the school and I really like the campus. Coming away from Virginia Tech’s camp, it’s pretty even.
“Wherever I go, I’ll be in a good situation. Not everybody gets this opportunity, so I’m definitely thankful to have a chance to go to two pretty good schools with good academics and football. Virginia Tech has a national reputation for football, and Virginia is on the rise.”
What will the standout prospect look for on the coming visits?
“The facilities, and how the coaches interact with the players,” Conte answered. “I’m going to be looking for more personality aspects of the coaches.”
Homeschooled through the first two years of his high school career, Conte enrolled at Blessed Sacrament for his junior year, a decision he calls “the best of my life.” He started at offensive tackle and was in the rotation on the defensive line. Conte turned in a good season last fall but has really shown well during the...
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