Monacan (Midlothian, VA) junior Connor Wingo-Reeves had been to a game at Lane Stadium before last Thursday. The Virginia Tech/UNC game, however, was a new experience for the 6’3″, 222-pound linebacker.
“I really enjoyed the game,” Wingo-Reeves said. “I haven’t experienced the stadium like that, on a Thursday night. I was surprised it was a packed house. I enjoyed being on the sideline and watching the team warm up. They brought me out to the middle of the field with a couple of other players and introduced us to Frank Beamer. I had met him before, but it was pretty cool. I enjoyed the atmosphere at Tech. As for the game, I really enjoyed it. There was the early turnover, but the defense really stepped up.”
Wingo-Reeves, grandson of Virginia Tech Hall of Fame athlete Sterling Wingo, is drawing serious interest from the Hokies.
“They said they’d be by a lot in December,” the standout junior said of Tech’s interest. “They said they are highly interested in me, so I guess we’ll see where that goes. I’m just working hard in the weight room to get better.”
Last summer, Wingo-Reeves attended camps at Maryland, Temple, Virginia and Virginia Tech. Those four schools had shown interest prior to the summer, and those schools and more have expressed interest since the summer.
“I don’t have any offers at the moment, but the schools that have come to see me at Monacan are: North Carolina, Virginia Tech, UVA, Maryland and Temple. Georgia Tech has been sending me letters. Notre Dame is looking at me. Penn State has sent a few letters. I’m also getting a few letters from Alabama,” Wingo-Reeves said.
“I definitely want to play 1A and I’m open to any school that wants to offer me. I like Tech and grew up a fan, but honestly I am open to everybody.”
Monacan’s star defender had 90 tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 10 games this season, earning first-team all-Dominion District and Dominion District Defensive Player of the Year honors for his performance. He plays in the same district as Tech-bound linebacker Deon Clarke of L.C. Bird and Clover Hill junior linebacker Holland Fisher, who has been offered by the Hokies.
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