Catching Up With Kyle Chung

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The next time Kyle Chung takes the football field, he will be donning the orange and maroon of Virginia Tech, following in the footsteps of his father, Eugene, who played offensive tackle for the Hokies from 1988-1991.  The 6’4″, 260-pound Ponte Vedra (FL) senior offensive guard is excited to make his college intentions official by signing a letter of intent on February 6.

Kyle Chung with primary recruiter Charley Wiles at Virginia Tech’s July 14 Camp.

“Signing Day is going to be a special day,” said Chung, who verbally committed to Tech on July 14 over offers from Clemson, Maryland, Miami, Vanderbilt, Virginia, and many more.

For Chung, the hardest part about moving on from Ponte Vedra to Blacksburg is being away from his friends and family.

“It’s bittersweet now,” Chung said.  “I’m sad to be leaving the guys I’ve known since I was young, but I’m still excited about the future.”

Fortunately, Chung is excited about the camaraderie he has already developed with current Virginia Tech players and fellow incoming recruits.  He has spent time with players and recruits while visiting Tech at least four times over the past several years, including an official visit the weekend of December 7-9.

“It was a lot of fun,” Chung said of the official.  “I hung out with the players, and I got to see what the life is like.

“Hanging out with the players was a lot of fun.  That was important, because my teammates matter the most to me.”

Fellow offensive line recruits Parker Osterloh and Braxton Pfaff were at Tech that weekend as well.

“I liked them,” Chung said, referring to the 6’8″, 290-pound Osterloh and the 6’5″, 285-pound Pfaff.  “They were both cool.  We watched film of each other.  They looked pretty good.”

Current offensive line players Nick Becton and David Wang spoke with Chung during