Denmark Talks VT Commitment

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Samuel Denmark at VT's Junior Day on February 7, 2015
Samuel Denmark at VT’s Junior Day on February 7, 2015

Last Sunday night, Hanahan (S.C.) wide receiver prospect Sam Denmark informed his primary recruiter from Virginia Tech, Shane Beamer, that he was verbally committing to the Hokies. The 6’0”, 175-pound junior told TSL that it “feels good” to have made his college choice.

“I’m comfortable with my decision,” said Denmark, who also had a scholarship offer from Wake Forest.

“Both times I went [to Virginia Tech] I felt comfortable with the coaching staff, with the environment, with all of it. It was where I’m comfortable at, education-wise and athletic-wise.”

Virginia Tech offered Denmark a scholarship in the fall of 2014. He reciprocated the interest by attending Tech’s home game against Boston College last November.

“It was more than I expected,” Denmark said of his first visit to Tech. “I didn’t really know much about the school before.”

Denmark returned to Blacksburg earlier this month for Tech football’s Junior Day event. Following the February 7 experience, the Palmetto State standout began thinking serious about joining Virginia Tech’s program. He discussed the decision with his parents, and just over two weeks later is now a Hokie.

According to Hanahan head coach Charles Patterson, Virginia Tech is getting a quality person and prospect in Denmark.

“He’s the kind of guy that works very hard in the weight room in our offseason program. He is a guy you can consistently count on to be here when he is supposed to be. He does that in school as well. He’s a solid citizen. He doesn’t get in any kind of trouble. Overall, he’s a fine young man,” Patterson said.

“Athletically, Sam is very fast. He’s a track guy with great straight-ahead speed. He’s a great leaper. He’s strong. I can’t give you all the numbers exactly, but to be 175 pounds he’s a very strong and a physical runner who can break tackles. He’s hard to tackle in