Patrick Henry (Roanoke, VA) junior David Prince had never attended a game at Virginia or Virginia Tech prior to being offered by both in October. In the time since receiving those offers, the 6’0″, 175-pound prospect has visited each school twice. Most recently, he attended Virginia Tech’s Thursday night game against UNC and the Virginia/Virginia Tech game in Charlottesville this past Saturday.
First, he recalled the experience in Blacksburg on November 17.
“It was my first night game. It was wild and it was crazy,” Prince said. “I went with my sister and my dad. I liked it.”
Prince’s first visit to Scott Stadium was for UVa’s win over Georgia Tech. Virginia came out on the losing end this time around, but the 38-0 loss to the Hokies did not impact Prince’s view on the Cavaliers program.
“[Virginia’s loss] doesn’t really affect me, I think, as much because I really understand they are an up-and-coming team,” he said. “Virginia wasn’t expected to win many games and Coach London turned things around, so to be where they are is an accomplishment. Coach London is doing a great job. [Playing for a spot in the ACC championship game] is not what Virginia was expected to do this year.”
While Prince’s view of Virginia’s program was not diminished, his impressions of Virginia Tech were solidified.
“Tech is already up and running,” Prince said. “They are a consistent top 10 program. UVa is not there yet. I don’t think it’ll be that long before they get there.”
Having now visited each school twice…is there a favorite for the talented athlete?
“Not really. I’m still kind of wide open,” answered Prince, who does not appear close to a decision. In addition to the offers from Virginia and Virginia Tech, Prince is also drawing serious interest from UNC and Duke.
He is not exactly sure what the deciding factors will be when he makes his college choice.
“That’s something I’m trying to figure out now,” Prince said, referring to what criteria he’ll use in finding the right college fit.
Prince, Patrick Henry’s starting signal caller, plans to hit the weight room hard this offseason with an eye towards adding 10-15 pounds. He guided PH to a 7-3 record this past season, and next year he’ll lead a slightly revamped offense.
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