Smith On Course For VT

Thomas Smith , who starred at wide receiver at Lafayette High School (Williamsburg, VA), signed a letter of intent with Virginia Tech in February of 2012.  After falling short of qualifying academically, the 6’3″, 220-pound prospect enrolled at Fayetteville Tech (N.C.), where he is doing well and on track to achieve his ultimate goal of being a Hokie.

“I spoke with (Virginia Tech Director of Undergraduate Admissions) Mildred Johnson.  She said I have met the requirements I needed to meet so far,” said Smith, who was urged by Virginia Tech to attend a community college for one year instead of heading to a postgraduate prep school such as Fork Union.

Tech’s recent coaching staff shake-up created some angst for Smith, as Curt Newsome, who was just replaced by Jeff Grimes as offensive line coach, was his primary recruiter from Tech.  The promising athlete had not heard from Virginia Tech since the staff changes were made, so he wasn’t 100-percent sure if his standing had changed.

Smith said his father contacted head coach Frank Beamer, and it appears nothing has changed with respect to his status with Tech.  Before the confirmation, the former Lafayette star was steadfast in his commitment to Virginia Tech.