Hokies Offer Pair Of In-State RBs

Virginia Tech football extended some scholarship offers yesterday, with at least two of those offers going to in-state high school seniors. Running back remains a focus for the Hokies in the class of 2014, it appears, as both players — Green Run (Virginia Beach, VA) product Anthony Scott and Hopewell (VA) standout Tabyus Taylor — were offered as running backs. Tech has a commitment from Phoebus (Hampton, VA) star senior Marshawn Williams and just hosted Washington (PA) running back Shai McKenzie on an official visit this past weekend.

Anthony Scott

When Anthony Scott attended Virginia Tech’s June 2 one-day camp earlier this year, he was being recruited by the Hokies as a cornerback. As the recruiting process continued, though, Scott let it be known that he wants to play running back on the major college level.

“He told East Carolina no because ECU said they wanted him to play cornerback,” Green Run head coach Jeff McGowan said of 5’10”, 180-pound Scott, a senior who runs the 40 in around 4.3 seconds on a consistent basis.