Immediately following camp, Northgate (Newnan, GA) rising senior Brandon Facyson met with Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer.
“I actually committed,” an excited Facyson said 20 minutes after giving Coach Beamer the good news.
“[Coach Beamer] is really happy to have me on the team. I know my parents are happy, too.”
Georgia Tech, Louisville, North Carolina and Wake Forest were among the other offers the Peach State cornerback/wide receiver considered. Facyson, who was accompanied on yesterday’s unofficial visit by his father, has been ready to commit for several weeks.
“I’ve actually had it in my head for a while,” Facyson said of making the pledge to Beamer and company. “They were my first offer, showed me the most love. Every time I come here they make me feel wanted. It’s just a no-brainer.
“Virginia Tech’s always been number one. I’m just glad to tell the coaches. The coaches were really happy with it, and I’m ecstatic with it.”
Facyson’s future position coach, Torrian Gray, also served as the Hokies’ primary recruiter.
“He’s great. He’s great,” Facyson said of Gray, who was the lead recruiter last year for Davion Tookes, a freshman corner out of Creekside (Fairburn, GA). “He came down a lot, actually. He saw me in the spring. Every time I come up here, he is always a great host. He just makes me feel wanted.”
Facyson plays cornerback and wide receiver for Northgate, which now boasts three major FBS recruits in its 2013 class. Tech likes him as a cornerback.
“I’m a taller corner,” said the 6’2 1/2″, 181-pound Facyson. “I’m pretty quick. I can cover a lot of ground. I like physicality. I can go up and jam. I like doing that.”
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