Lake Taylor (Norfolk, VA) junior cornerback Wayne Davis attended Virginia Tech’s Spring Game last Saturday and stayed in Blacksburg through Sunday. The trip was Davis’ first ever experience at Virginia Tech, one of many schools in hot pursuit of the 5’11”, 186-pound cornerback.
“It was a good overall visit,” Davis said. “I had the chance to meet coaches I hadn’t come in contact with yet. I met players. I learned about the new indoor facility. On the field, I got to talk with Coach Gray and watch how he coaches his players. That was good.”
What was Davis’ initial gut feeling on Virginia Tech?
“I felt good,” Davis replied. “I could see myself up there. I’ll probably take another visit there the first week in June. My team will go there for a visit, and then we’ll go to Penn State (for a 7-on-7 event) and Maryland (for a team camp). I’ll go [to Virginia Tech] and evaluate the campus more and everything.”
What did DBs coach Torrian Gray have to say to the promising cornerback?
“He was just seeing where my mindset is at. He asked me what (former VT) defensive back I’d compare myself to. I’d say Kyle Fuller because he has long arms and knows where the ball is going to go,” said Davis.
“Coach Gray said I’d have a good chance at coming in and competing, and there was a possibility I could start early.”
Davis met with head coach Frank Beamer as well. Bryan Stinespring, Torrian Gray and Zohn Burden were also in Coach Beamer’s office during that meeting.
“[Beamer] said there is no place better than home,” Davis said.
Time will tell if Davis feels Blacksburg is “home.” For now, he says he is “completely wide open” in his recruitment.
Virginia Tech “is everything I thought it was going to be,” said Davis, who next plans to take a trip to Ohio State at the end of May.
Whether it is committing this summer or on or around Signing Day, Davis says is open to anything at this point. Off the field, the plan is to continue to work on his strength and speed. Davis decided to give up basketball to focus fully on training for the gridiron.
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