Primarily a defensive tackle before this season, Norcross (GA) senior DAndre Plantin moved to offensive tackle for his senior year. The move was a success, and the 6’5″, 280-pound prospect received scholarship offers from Virginia Tech and Virginia, among others.
Plantin verbally committed to Virginia Tech on November 5. This past weekend, he was in Blacksburg on an official visit. Plantin took some time to answer some questions about the visit, his senior season and more.
When you look back on the weekend, what stands out?
PLANTIN: “Hospitality of all the staff, players, and coaches. Meeting some of the guys that are already committed and getting to bond. Also, one of the nicest campuses I’ve ever seen.”
How did you feel around the players? Which players did you spend time with?
PLANTIN: “They really took me in and made me feel like one of their brothers. They kept it 100-percent real and answered all my questions honestly. It felt genuine and not like they were just trying to sell me on the idea of VT. I definitely got the family vibe I was looking for. I hung with other lineman. Ricky Walker was my host. Also spent time with CJ Reavis and Wyatt Teller.”
Did you meet with Stacy Searels and Scot Loeffler? If so what did they tell you? What position might you start out playing?
PLANTIN: “I met with both. Searels let me know he is looking for me to do the work in the offseason and be ready for an immediate impact at offensive tackle. He told me my success will be based on my work ethic and my commitment.”
What is your favorite thing about VT?
What did your family think of VT?
PLANTIN: “My entire family came (Mom, Dad, Step-mom, both sisters). I’m my mom’s only child and she was looking to feel comfortable with the coaches, like she could trust them with me being six hours away. My dad was a student athlete so he was interested in the football aspect (coaching styles, schedules, trainers, etc.). Both of my sisters are younger than me so they just wanted to see...
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