Varina (VA) rising junior offensive lineman Khris Wilson toured Virginia Tech yesterday. He left feeling great about the experience and also feeling confident that Frank Beamer and company will extend a scholarship offer.
“I love Virginia Tech,” said Wilson, who was accompanied on the trip by his parents. “The atmosphere. The people. The coaches made me feel like I was already on the team. I loved the facilities. I liked when I ran through the tunnel. The players work hard. The coaches do too. I love Virginia Tech’s football atmosphere.”
Speaking further on the possibility of receiving an offer from the Hokies, Wilson said, “I just got a good feeling they are going to offer soon, from the way they talked to me. It’s like they know I had a good sophomore year, but they just want to see if I can continue to be good my junior year.”
Connecticut, Duke, Illinois, Maryland, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Old Dominion, Rutgers and Virginia have also expressed at least some interest in Wilson. UVa joins Tech as the schools showing very serious interest, and the 6’4″, 289-pound prospect visited Charlottesville earlier in July.
“It was pretty cool,” Wilson said of UVa. He plans to take in UVa’s season opener against William & Mary and will head to Tech for the Miami and Clemson games. “Virginia wasn’t bad. I really like the coaches at Virginia. I have good relationships there. The facilities are great too. When I visited there, I thought that was great. Then I went to Virginia Tech and Virginia Tech got ’em. But I liked Virginia too.”
The heavy college interest serves as motivation for the Blue Devils standout.
“It makes me more motivated because I haven’t gotten a scholarship yet.” Wilson said.
Wilson started at left tackle last season as a sophomore. This preseason, he is alternating between left guard and left tackle while also playing defensive tackle in Varina’s 4-3 defensive scheme. He expects success individually and, more importantly, team-wise.
“This year compared to last year, I’m in way better shape,” Wilson said. “I’m in better shape, my footwork is a lot better, and I’m moving around a lot better. I feel good this year. Our team is looking good. We have high expectations this season.”