Speedy RB Schedules Official Visit To VT

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Virginia Tech has some ground to make up right now with standout running back recruit Todd Gurley , but it will have the opportunity to do so. The 6’1″, 195-pound prospect with 4.33-second speed in the 40 said today that he has scheduled an official visit to Virginia Tech, one of six finalists he is considering.

Gurley, whose official visit to Blacksburg will take place on the weekend of the Miami game, visited Tech unofficially back in August.

“I didn’t see much of it, but from what I did see, the campus is beautiful,” Gurley said. “I’m just ready to go on my official and see more.

“It’s really about getting up there, to get up there and see a game and the campus. I didn’t get a chance to do all that on my last visit. I want to talk to more of the coaches. But seeing the campus is something I didn’t have a chance to do last time.”

Gurley’s trip to the University of Georgia the weekend of September 10 is the only official visit he has taken thus far.

“It was good,” the Tarboro (N.C.) star said of the official visit to Athens. He was accompanied on the trip by his father, mother, and younger brother. “I got to go to a game and see the atmosphere. It was a great atmosphere. The whole campus is nice.”

Two in-state programs – North Carolina and N.C. State – are in the promising prospect’s top six, but one is in much stronger position at this point. That would be UNC, a school Gurley is high on despite the NCAA investigation and the departure of former head coach Butch Davis.

“Everybody knows how I feel about UNC. They are at the top, and they are not going anywhere even with switching coaches and everything going on,” Gurley said. “I still have a good relationship with the current coaches.”

Gurley discussed the standing of each of the six finalists.

“Right now, it’s kind of UNC and Georgia, and then Virginia Tech, and then the other schools,” said Gurley, who plans to take all five official visits but does not plan to wait until Signing Day to commit.

Gurley will determine the right college fit “just by going on the campuses more than once. The more I go on campus, the better I know about each school,”