While in Blacksburg on an official visit this past weekend, Hanahan (S.C.) senior wide receiver prospect and Virginia Tech commitment Sam Denmark met with Frank Beamer. What was the message from the Hokies head coach?
“He said he looks forward to getting me on the team and playing,” Denmark answered. “He thinks they can use me in a lot of different ways.”
A commitment to the Hokies since February 22 of this year, the 6’0”, 180-pound Denmark seemed rock solid in his decision when we spoke in September. Nothing appears to have changed within the past few months.
“Virginia Tech is the school I’m going to,” said Denmark, who added that he may sign grant-in-aid papers “soon” as he plans to enroll at Tech in January of 2016.
Providing his thoughts on the present and future of Virginia Tech’s football program, Denmark said: “I think they’ll get it turned around. If not this year then next year. They are still young. I think they are going to surprise some people in the future.”
Denmark recalled his official visit experience.
“I had a lot of fun,” said Denmark, who was hosted by Travon McMillian. “I got to sit down with the coaches and met a couple of players. I was asking [the players] how it was like when they first got there and how to adapt. I felt comfortable. Even with the bad loss, everybody was still in good spirits.”
Last weekend served as an opportunity for the talented receiver prospect to get to know the player who could be his future quarterback, Saline (MI) senior Josh Jackson. Like Denmark, Jackson plans on enrolling at Tech in about two-and-a-half months.
“Josh is nice,” Denmark commented. “He seems like a good kid. We got along really good, honestly. We’ve been speaking since he committed, so I think we’ll have a good thing going.”
Sam’s mother, father and sister were in Blacksburg as well last weekend.
“They all love it,” Denmark said. “They feel like it’s the right place for me.”
More with speedy senior wide receiver Samuel Denmark
– Denmark captured state championships in the 100 and 200-meter events in outdoor track last spring. Virginia Tech intends to utilize the Palmetto State standout’s speed on special teams as well as at wide receiver.
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