4-star defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi made his way to Virginia Tech this past weekend for a much-anticipated official visit. TSL caught up with Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, VA) head coach Chris Scott, who exchanged text messages with the 6’2”, 300-pound senior in the hours following the Tech official that began last Friday and ended yesterday.
“He didn’t text a whole lot. He said he had a good time,” Scott said. “He had a great time with the players.”
Nnadi now faces a busy week of meetings with coaches. According to Scott, Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher will be in-home on Tuesday followed by Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer on Wednesday. Virginia head coach Mike London and assistant Chip West are expected by as well, though Scott wasn’t sure when.
Nnadi made official visits to Florida State and Penn State in December and has now taken official visits to Ohio State and Virginia Tech in January. As of last night, an official visit to UVa is still scheduled for this coming weekend. The Cavaliers have been on the outside looking in for the past few months or so, and Scott says nothing has changed in that regard. Where do the other four schools stand?
“UVa was the favorite early on. Then after a while passed, it was Virginia Tech. Then, with the (official) visit to Florida State and Derrick finally being able to see them, plus I guess the excitement of the season, I think Florida State at least pulled even with Virginia Tech,” Scott said.
“Without having spoken with Derrick directly since [the Virginia Tech visit], I think Florida State has drawn even with Tech. Since Ohio State brought (former Penn State defensive line coach) Larry Johnson in, I think that they are more in the picture. Coach Johnson made a good pitch for why he decided to go to Ohio State.”
As for Penn State, Scott said: “I don’t think Penn State is really in it right now.”
National Signing Day is Wednesday, February 5, and Nnadi plans on announcing his commitment that morning during an 8 am ceremony at Ocean Lakes High School.
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