Offensive Line, Class of 2020
Lord Botetourt High School, Daleville, VA
There’s a chance that 2020 offensive lineman Gage Bassham is on the brink of a recruiting breakthrough. To date he has just one offer, from Old Dominion, but the feeling he gets is that more could be following suit very soon.
Bassham, who’s transferring from Abingdon (Va.) to Lord Botetourt (Va.) after the end of the current semester, has already made some sense of his recruitment. He has a few schools in his head that stand out. Bassham also has a couple of visits coming up, which could push his recruitment even further towards more offers.
“A big part of it for me, is academics,” he said. “One of the main things I look at is the coaches. A lot won’t say anything about academics and they have the advisers do it. I’m okay with that, but I like when coaches take time to talk about academics, as much as football. That shows they care about me succeeding in the classroom, as well as on the field.”
Bassham was at Virginia Tech’s Spring Game on Saturday. He’s already visited twice since the beginning of the year, including for a junior day in February and last month to see a practice.
“Their O-line coach (Vance Vice) texts me all the time, so I think they’re extremely interested, and I like it up there,” Bassham said. “I like the staff, Coach (Justin) Fuente and Coach Vice. They just have a good group of coaches and they...
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