Asheboro (N.C.) head coach Owen George spoke with Virginia Tech defensive line coach Charley Wiles last Saturday, thanking Wiles for the hospitality he and the rest of the Virginia Tech staff showed prospect Nick Coe and an Asheboro assistant during the Hokies’ Junior Day event that occurred earlier in the day. Coach Wiles replied with some good news for Coe, a 6’6”, 275-pound junior.
“Coach Wiles said he wanted to let me know they were officially offering Nick. He said they had a great meeting with him,” George said.
Virginia Tech is the fifth school to offer Coe, who played defensive end and tight end last season. North Carolina, West Virginia, Old Dominion and Charlotte have offered as well.
“I spoke with Nick and asked him if he had a top three, first choice or whatever,” George said. “He said he doesn’t have a first choice. Virginia Tech is definitely in his top three as well as West Virginia and UNC. He was a Virginia Tech fan growing up in Richmond, Virginia. He moves down here in the sixth grade and went to camps and enjoyed the Tar Heels. He went to West Virginia for the Oklahoma game last fall. It was a great atmosphere there.”
Coe was in Blacksburg for two days last week.
“On Friday night he went and watched the wrestling match there against Pittsburgh. Nick loved that,” George said. “Coming home Saturday, Nick talked about how much he enjoyed [the Junior Day]. He enjoyed talking to Coach Wiles, Coach Foster and Coach Beamer.”
An accomplished wrester, the Asheboro standout athlete finished second in the state in the 225-pound wrestling class as a sophomore. As a freshman, Coe finished fourth in the state in the 225-pound class, and he is currently ranked second in the heavyweight division.
“Coach Wiles came through here in January. When I told him how good a wrestler Nick was, he perked up,” George said. “Coach Wiles mentioned that the leverage Nick uses in wrestling is going to translate well to football. It has translated well.”
George says Coe had an excellent junior season on the gridiron. According to MaxPreps, Coe had 70 total tackles including 19 sacks and 15 tackles for loss, adding 11 quarterback hurries and five pass deflections for a Blue Comets squad that finished 9-4 last season.
Coe’s impressive size and skill-set would translate well to defensive end, defensive tackle, or even the offensive line in college. At this point, most programs, including Virginia Tech, want him to...
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