Hodges Ready For VT

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His stellar high school football career complete, Salem (Virginia Beach, VA) senior Bucky Hodges took a few days last week to explore his future school, Virginia Tech.  The 6’6″, 230-pound quarterback, one of Tech’s most prized recruits in the class of 2013, watched the team walk through on Friday and then watched the Hokies defeat Virginia, 17-14, on Saturday.

Bucky Hodges in attendance at Virginia Tech’s camp in July of 2012

Hodges started for the SunDevils varsity squad since the end of his freshman year.  He guided the SunDevils to 29 wins in three full seasons as the starter, including a 21-4 record the past two years.  The Salem standout has already reached the necessary levels academically to gain admission to Tech, where he plans to enroll next summer.  Barring attrition, Hodges will be one of six scholarship quarterbacks on Tech’s roster next season:  Logan Thomas (Sr.), Mark Leal (Jr.), Trey Gresh (Jr.), Brenden Motley (R.Fr.), Hodges (Fr.), Carlis Parker (Fr.).

Hodges addressed several topics in an in interview with TSL this past Sunday, including…

WHAT HE IS MOST PROUD OF WITH RESPECT TO HIS HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

“My favorite part of high school was changing the program around,” Hodges said.  “When I was little, I watched Salem.  They were real good then, but then they fell off for a few years.  My first year, we weren’t that good.  But we all got together.  We started winning.  It was just a good ride.  I made a whole bunch of friends, and we won a lot.”

WHAT HE IS MOST EXCITED ABOUT WITH RESPECT TO BEING AT VIRGINIA TECH NEXT YEAR

“Just playing big-time college football, on TV, in front of all those fans,” Hodges said.  “I love big-time football.”

TRANSITIONING FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO MAJOR COLLEGE FOOTBALL

“I’m ready,” Hodges said.  “The 757 area plays big-time football.  Everybody is used to big-time

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