Troy Everett Hearing From Virginia Tech

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Troy Everett
Offensive Line, Class of 2021
Lord Botetourt High School, Daleville, VA
6-3, 280

You can make the argument that Lord Botetourt (Va.) offensive lineman Troy Everett is on the cusp. Though he’s yet to garner his first offer, the interest has steadily come in for Everett.

To this point, Everett has heard regularly from Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Appalachian State, Liberty and James Madison. The feedback he’s received has been similar: he needs to grow, and coaching staffs want to see how he progresses this spring and summer.

Still, Everett hasn’t sat idly by. With visits in the works for Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Louisville, Coastal Carolina, James Madison and Appalachian State, Everett said he’s hoping his recruitment will get going with that first offer.

“I’m looking for the coaches to show a lot of interest, to make me feel wanted, you know?” he said. “And make sure I have the best academic chance there. A big thing for me is on my first visit, I want to go and see what feels like home. I look at how the coaches treat you and all that.”

Everett remains on the Hokies’ radar. Assistant coach Vance Vice has stayed in touch and made a few trips to nearby Daleville to show interest.

“They seem to like me,” Everett said. “I’ve just got to keep working, and hopefully I can get something.

“I think if I can grow a half-inch or one more inch, I’d be good. Last time I measured, I was right at 6’3”, so I’ve grown that one inch. I love him. He’s very nice. The one thing I like most is when I visited, he was very respectful. He came up and gave my mom a hug. He’s very respectful and honest in what he wants, and I like that.”

Everett said he’s also talked to a former teammate now at Virginia Tech, offensive lineman Jesse Hanson. It’s been Hanson who has tried to keep the Hokies on Everett’s mind.

“I’ve talked to Jesse a few times about it for sure,” Everett said. “We practiced before the state game at Virginia Tech. Jesse came up and told me that Coach Vice likes me a lot. I’ve just got to grow a little bit. I mean, it’s kind of comforting, if I went there, I’d know someone. But I’ve been a Tech fan all my