David N’Guessan Impressed By Virginia Tech Visit

David N'Guessan, Virginia Tech
David N’Guessan visited Virginia Tech for the Pitt game. (@DavidNGuessan1)

David N’Guessan
Power Forward, Class of 2020
Mt. Zion, Baltimore, MD
6-8, 195

Though there is no list of top schools, Mt. Zion (Md.) 2020 three-star forward David N’Guessan admits he has his eye especially on a handful of schools. Originally from the Netherlands, he claims 11 scholarship offers in total.

Last weekend, N’Guessan took his first official visit, to Virginia Tech, for the Hokies’ win over Pitt. Now, as he nears the end of his recruitment, he’s looking at where he could visit next and find the specifics he’s looking for.

“I just want somewhere I can feel at home,” N’Guessan said. “My relationship with the coaches, just the program overall as well. No so much on location, because I’m far away now. It’s more for me if I can fit in, if the coach wants me and I can make plays there.”

The Hokies entered the picture last fall and offered a scholarship a week before Christmas. N’Guessan said he was happy with what he saw on his visit and has Virginia Tech as a strong contender.

“I got to meet with different people, the academic advisor, the head coach and the nutritionist,” he said. “I had a photo shoot, got to go to the game, hang with the team after the game, learn more about Virginia Tech, get the vibe from the players on the coaches, the campus and practice.

“It’s great. The fans are supportive, and I like the environment on campus and during the game. I like the coaching staff as well. Everything I’ve seen so far, they’re all good attitudes and mature, too.”

Assistant coach Antwan Jackson has been N’Guessan’s primary recruiter. Jackson has stressed the Hokies’ need for size, as well as the possible fit in their offense.

“All the coaches say the same thing, that they all need me,” N’Guessan said. “They all came from winning programs, which is a good thing for me, because I like winning a lot. I get a positive vibe from all of them.”

N’Guessan currently has no official visits set. He does, however, plan to take one soon to St. Joseph’s. The Hawks were first to offer N’Guessan last season and have stayed in regular, almost daily contact.

“St Joe’s, I like the coaching staff,” He said. “I have a positive relationship with the coaches. They came to a lot of practices and games and they talk about things outside of basketball. I just want to see what they have to offer. I’ve been there for a few unofficials, but I want to take an official, just see what they have to offer. Also, so my parents can see it as well.”

N’Guessan, Rivals.com’s No. 37 power forward in the class, said he’s also contemplating visits to Maryland and Central Florida, though neither have offered