The biggest news of the day was that Virginia Tech received a visit from 5-star defensive lineman Andrew Brown , who told TSL back in April that he was considering a trip to Blacksburg. The 6’4″, 285-pound rising senior, a product of Oscar Smith High School (Chesapeake, VA), arrived around 11 am and was quickly greeted by primary recruiter Bryan Stinespring.
This was Brown’s first visit to Tech, one of eight schools he is seriously considering at this point in his recruitment. Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, North Carolina, and Virginia round out the list. Brown plans to take all five official visits — Virginia Tech reportedly (per Rivals) will be one of those trips — before making a commitment. He will graduate early from high school and enroll in college in January of 2014.
Brown has taken numerous visits to UVa and has also been to Clemson and North Carolina. Tech sources weren’t high on the Hokies’ chances with the star defender prior to the visit, but by all accounts the trip went very well. Virginia and North Carolina were thought to be the top contenders heading into last week, with UVa having the edge. I wouldn’t rule out any of the out-of-state programs still in the mix, but this race could well end up coming down to the Hokies and the Hoos.
TSL plans to have more with the star prospect soon, so stay tuned.
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