Hodges Excited To Make It Official

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Quarterback Bucky Hodges is set to sign a letter of intent with Virginia Tech on Wednesday, over nine months since he verbally committed to the Hokies.  Rated on the 4-star level by ESPN, Rivals, and 247Sports, the 6’6″, 220-pound signal caller is one of Tech’s most highly regarded recruits.  He started for 3-plus years on the Salem (Virginia Beach, VA) varsity football squad, helping the Sun Devils become one of the state’s most formidable squads the past two seasons.  During that 2-year span, Salem racked up 21 wins and suffered only four losses.

I caught up with the Salem (Virginia Beach, VA) product the night before National Signing Day to discuss the significance of signing that letter of intent, Virginia Tech’s coaching changes, and more.

What are your thoughts on Virginia Tech’s new coaches?

“I like them all a lot.  When I went on my official visit (the weekend of January 25-27), me and Coach Scot Loeffler got to spend a lot of time together.  He knows a lot about football.  He was showing me stuff he would be teaching me.  Learning about him and the offense, I was really impressed.”

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

Did the coaching changes come as a surprise?  Did you have any doubts about VT as a result?

“I had heard a couple of hints about it.  It’s part of the business.  I’m going to Virginia Tech for the program.  I’m not worried about coaching changes… I like the Virginia Tech program.”

From what you have learned so far, are there any significant differences from what Tech was doing offensively last year to what they will do with Loeffler at the helm? 

“Not really.  They are not changing a whole lot.  It will change