Felton Davis III estimates he arrived in Blacksburg last Saturday around 8 am for his first full-blown visit at Virginia Tech. The Highland Springs (VA) rising senior wide receiver went straight to a team meeting and then a position meeting.
“Basically, it was like I was part of the team for a day,” said Davis, who has been on Virginia Tech’s campus for a track meet but never took a thorough visit until this past Saturday.
Seeing a Tech practice first-hand was eye opening for the 6’3″, 185-pound prospect, who noticed the team’s competitiveness and camaraderie.
“Just the speed of everything stands out. To get in, you have to know your stuff,” Davis said. “Other than that, everybody is family. They are banging inside the lines, but they are having fun in the locker room.”
Considering the fact that he is being pursued by Virginia Tech and others as a wide receiver, it’s no surprise that Davis paid close attention to receivers coach Aaron Moorhead.
“He’s a great guy. That’s my man,” Davis III said of Moorehead. “He’s intense. He’s very intense, but he’s not too uptight where everything has to be perfect or he’ll be yelling at you. He helps you out. He stays calm and teaches you what you need to know.”
Virginia Tech’s offense “is trying to adapt to being more fast-paced. They throw it outside to the receivers,” Davis noted. “I know Lefty (Scot Loeffler) said he hasn’t really had big wide receivers last year and this year. They are looking for big receivers to throw over the top to.”
Davis also spent time with Virginia Tech class of 2014 quarterback recruit Chris Durkin, who will arrive on campus this summer.
“Me and him had a conversation for a while talking about what Tech’s going to be up to the next few years,” Davis said. “Virginia Tech signed two players in last year’s class, so I know they have those two coming up. I didn’t really talk to Andrew Ford.”
In addition to checking out spring practice and speaking with coaches and players, Davis also toured the campus. Virginia Tech seemingly left a favorable impression upon the talented prospect, though he says he has no favorites at this point.
“[Virginia Tech] is a school I can consider myself at because my coach (Loren Johnson) went there and I know a coach there, so...
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