Hokies Looking to Flip Pac-12 Commit

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Walker Culver (right) with Ben Hilgart. (Ivan Morozov)

There were plenty of people who sat or stood through the rain Saturday night at Lane Stadium. Baylor School (Tenn.) three-star offensive tackle Walker Culver (6-5, 260) was one of them.

The rain fell steadily, and at times fell hard, throughout Virginia Tech’s 24-3 win over Duke. But Culver stayed for the duration. He committed to Colorado just before Thanksgiving last year. However, the door has remained open for a few programs, including the Hokies.

A final decision could still be a few months away, and Culver is still gathering a bit of information. He picked up a few nuggets Saturday during his first unofficial visit to Virginia Tech.

“Things were a little busy with it being game day,” Culver said. “But I did get to see a little of what their daily life is like. I hung out in the athletic facilities, then met with tutors, saw the academic part. I just had some great questions answered and met them all in person. Overall, it was just a good visit.”

Culver, Rivals.com’s No. 32 player in Tennessee for 2018, has been recruited primarily by assistant coach Vance Vice. They caught up a bit on Saturday.

“He got to meet my family and we just kind of got to know each other a little better,” Culver said. “We just got to talk. It was good. We just chit-chatted, got to know each other a little better.”

The rain did little to dampen Culver’s trip overall.

“We strapped on a poncho, but it ended up getting a little wet,” Culver said jokingly. “It rained hard for a little bit. It was mush by the time it was over. But it looked like