Coach Discusses Hokies CB Commit

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Virginia Tech commit Troy Pride Jr. transferred to Greer High School (S.C.) before the 2014/2015 school year, which is his junior year. It certainly didn’t take him long to adjust to a new team. The 6’0”, 180-pound cornerback had eight interceptions and was named the team’s defensive back of the year following the 2014 season.

“He transferred to us last summer from a nearby school. He enrolled in our International Business program, so he’s an excellent student. We knew a little about him from playing against his team,” Greer head coach Will Young said of Pride. “He has speed and athletic ability. He’s a pretty long kid for a corner. He’s 6’0” and he moves extremely well.”

Cornerback is the position Virginia Tech is recruiting Pride to play; however, he did see some action on offense last season.

“Deeper into the season, we used him more on offense,” Young said. “He played some wide receiver and running back. He scored some touchdowns for us. The kid has got a tremendous amount of athletic ability. His future is bright.”

After seeing film of Pride and then seeing him on person on a recruiting visit to Greer this January, Virginia Tech extended a scholarship offer.

“Once they saw that physically he was the type of corner they like, they offered,” Young recalled.

Pride traveled to Virginia Tech for a Junior Day recruiting event on February 7. Less than two weeks later, on February 20, the talented junior announced via Twitter that he had committed to the Hokies.

Coach Young says it is a “possibility” that Pride enrolls early at Tech, assuming the standout prospect follows through with his commitment. Pride made an unofficial visit to the University of Georgia a day after announcing his pledge to Tech, so certainly he is at least exploring other options.

Marshall and North Carolina have offered the Greer rising senior since the