Pope John Prospects Talk VT Visit

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Pope John XXIII (Sparta, N.J.) prospects Noah Brown , Ryan Izzo , and Sonny Abramson are in Blacksburg this weekend, all three visiting Virginia Tech for the first time ever.  The trio arrived at Tech on Saturday and spoke with coaches, toured the facilities, and watched the Spring Game.  TSL caught up with the three standouts Saturday evening for a recruiting update.

Noah Brown

6’2″, 210-pound rising senior Noah Brown is a highly regarded athlete with offers from Boston College, Georgia Tech, Michigan State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Penn State, Rutgers, South Florida, Temple, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.  As mentioned above, Brown had never visited Virginia Tech until this weekend.  What does he think so far?

“I was definitely very impressed with everything [on Saturday],” Brown said.  “The crowd there at the Spring Game, they really showed how they support the team.”

Brown is a versatile player.  Some schools are recruiting him to play running back, while others, including Virginia Tech, see him as a wide receiver.  Asked for his impressions of the Tech offense guided by new offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler, Brown said:  “They struggled a little bit with throwing some picks, but they incorporate the receivers a lot and that’s definitely a good thing.  I spoke with Coach Moorehead a little bit.  He seems like a good coach to play for.”

Sunday’s itinerary likely will include a meeting with head coach Frank Beamer as well as a tour of the campus.  Brown says he has no further visits scheduled after this weekend, but many college coaches will be checking up on him during the Spring Evaluation Period that is now underway.

Brown, who has also visited Ohio State, Penn State, and Rutgers, maintains that he will not make a commitment this spring or summer.  He did not name a favorite or favorites.

“I still want to get out and see what the other schools have to offer,” he said.  “I don’t see myself committing anytime soon.”

Ryan Izzo

Izzo, who is also a rising senior, called Saturday’s portion of the VT visit