Temple led the way, and now a handful of major FBS schools have offered Ponte Vedra (FL) tight end/offensive lineman Kyle Chung . Arkansas State, Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia, and now Virginia Tech have come through for the standout junior, whose father, Eugene, starred on the offensive line at Virginia Tech before moving on to a career in the NFL.
Much of Chung’s recruiting success has come within the past month, during the Evaluation Period.
“It hasn’t really settled in,” a humble Chung said. “I can’t believe I have these offers.”
Chung admits the Virginia Tech offer had a special significance.
“Honestly, I was in shock when [Charley Wiles] said that they were offering,” said Chung, who was offered by Wiles on Wednesday of this week. “My dad went there. I never thought it would happen.”
Of Tech, he said: “If I go there I would be a legacy, which is pretty cool. I’m pretty close with Coach Wiles and Coach Beamer and all them. I like the campus.”
Mike Loyd will be entering his fifth season as Ponte Vedra head coach, and the upcoming season will be his 27th season in coaching overall. Chung played some on the varsity level as a freshman before starting on the varsity his sophomore and junior years, and his potential was something Coach Loyd recognized early on.
“Kyle obviously has good genes from his father. He’s a hard worker. On top of that, he is an outstanding young man,” said Loyd, who has guided PVHS to back-to-back winning seasons including an 11-2 record in 2011. “He is about 264 pounds right now, but he’s very athletic. He has good hands and good feet. I’ve coached about 20 to 25 guys who are now in the NFL, and he is the same type of kid. To me, he is a blue-chip recruit. He is athletic enough to be a tight end. We probably are going to play him at some 3-technique on defense next year, too. He could play fullback. He wants to be good. He has the heart...
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