Virginia Tech Edges Out In Front For LB Tavante Beckett

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Virginia Tech is in strong shape for Indian River (Chesapeake, VA) linebacker Tavante Beckett, who is considering making a visit to Blacksburg for the Tech football cookout event being held on July 25.

“I’m aiming for July 25, but I kind of want to go when it’s just me and my family so I’d have a one-on-one tour. The visit would be more personal,” said Beckett, a rising senior. “I’m debating.”

Whether it is July 25 or another time soon, Beckett wants to Virginia Tech one more time before making his college choice. Wisconsin and East Carolina are the other schools high on his list, but the 6’0”, 210-pound linebacker admits Tech is once again the school to beat.

“The last time I did an interview I said Wisconsin and Virginia Tech were tied,” Beckett said. “Now, just sitting and thinking about it more, [Virginia Tech] is coming back to being my favorite. When you go somewhere for four years, you want to trust the coaches and feel safe. Virginia Tech is becoming the favorite again.”

A visit to Wisconsin is not out of the question. At this point, though, Beckett has not scheduled a trip to Madison. He adds that he may not make a trip to Wisconsin at all. Right now, the primary focus as far as visits are concerned appears to be a trip to Blacksburg.

“I’m meaning to make my decision real soon,” said Beckett, one of the most productive linebackers in the state. “I’ve got to get up to Virginia Tech one more time. After that, I might get up to Wisconsin. I’m not sure. I’m thinking I want to commit by the end of summer.”

When he does visit Virginia Tech once again, will Beckett have any specific concerns he wants addressed?

“Major,” he answered. “I really talk about the depth chart at linebacker with the coaches on a daily basis. Whenever I have a question I tweet one of them or talk on the phone. Mainly, major is my biggest concern because I haven’t decided what I want to study.”

Beckett revealed that he is exploring the possibility of graduating early from Indian River and enrolling at his college of choice in January of 2016. Meanwhile, he is also looking to lead Indian River to a state championship. Beckett