Wyatt Teller Reflects on His Recruitment, Struggles and Success at Virginia Tech

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Wyatt Teller (center) has always been, and always will be, a fan favorite at Virginia Tech. (Photo by Ivan Morozov)

This is the second part of a sit-down with both Tim Settle and Wyatt Teller, two former Virginia Tech players preparing for the 2018 NFL Draft. You can read Part I, which focuses on Tim Settle, here. Today’s article focuses on Wyatt Teller’s uneven, yet successful, career at Virginia Tech.

Throughout his five years in Blacksburg, Wyatt Teller endeared himself to Virginia Tech fans. Whether it was his outgoing personality, his crazy hairstyles or his dominant play, Teller finished his Virginia Tech career this past season as a fan favorite.

And to think, Teller almost played for Virginia Tech’s in-state rival, Virginia.

Yeah, you read that right. Teller, a member of the Class of 2013, was a top-10 high school player in Virginia as a 4-star defensive lineman. Teller was a top-200 player nationally, and held close to 20-25 scholarship offers. The Bealeton, Va. native entertained interest from several Power 5 programs — including Clemson and Michigan — but Virginia and Virginia Tech were always his top schools.

“I was just so close to UVa., so I went down there all the time,”