On Thursday of this week, Massaponax (Fredericksburg, VA) defensive end Vincent Mihota received an important e-mail from Virginia Tech’s Bud Foster.
“The e-mail was pretty much to the point. He said they saw my tapes and they want to offer,” Mihota said.
Two days later, the 6’4″, 240-pound sophomore headed to Blacksburg to take in Tech’s annual Spring Game. The Spring Game of course was cancelled, but the day was still a special one for Mihota, who became the first 2014 class prospect to commit to the Hokies.
“It was really exciting,” Mihota said, reflecting on his decision. Virginia Tech was the first and only offer he had received. “Going in there, I was kind of separated from the majority of the other kids. I got a special tour from Coach Foster, and then I had a meeting with Coach Beamer. That’s when I told him.
“Surprisingly, the coaches seemed more excited than I was. Coach Beamer seemed truly honored. It made me feel like he really wanted me.”
Mihota won’t be able to officially sign with Tech until February of 2014, but he seemed to have no second thoughts.
“I committed, and my word’s my word,” Mihota said firmly.
The decision was an easy one to make.
“I can’t ask for much more,” Mihota said. “It’s a great team. They were number four in the nation last year and went to the Sugar Bowl. They have won 10 or more games for many years. I can’t ask for a better team. And they have a great Engineering school, which is what I’m interested in.”
It’s fitting that Coach Foster is serving as Mihota’s primary recruiter, because the talented prospect projects as a defensive end for the Hokies.
“Freshman and sophomore seasons I’ve played both ways, but defense is my strong suit,” said Mihota, who plays an end spot in a 3-4 defensive set. “Coming off the ball quick and my aggression are things [the Virginia Tech coaches] like. They like how fast I get off the ball.”
Vincent will be the third member of his family to play college football. His father played offensive guard at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and older brother Anthony just concluded a standout career at center at the University of Virginia. According to Vincent, the decision to go to Tech will only enhance the friendly rivalry he and his older brother already...
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