Adam Lechtenberg Plays Big Role In Kenji Christian’s Decision

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Kenji Christian
Running Back, Class of 2021
Pinson Valley High School, Pinson, AL
6-2, 200

The decision wasn’t easy for Pinson Valley (Ala.) three-star running back Kenji Christian, who several weeks ago decided his commitment would come down to one of two schools: Virginia Tech and Ole Miss.

On Monday, Christian announced via a social media video that he’d decided on the Hokies. He said that decision is a solid one, and now he’s set on getting himself in the best possible shape for Virginia Tech. But in getting to this point, it certainly was not a simple choice.

“I mean, it was tough,” Christian said. “I switched, I switched twice. One minute, I was Virginia Tech, then I went to Ole Miss, then I went back to Virginia Tech. My mom and my coaches just helped me make the decision that I made.

“I asked both the coaches and all that, I asked them about the school, the program, I asked where would I play. Because, I don’t really want to move positions. I want to play strictly running back. I don’t want to play wide receiver or anything, because I can catch balls in the backfield, like running routes and stuff. And I mean, Virginia Tech told me I could play as a freshman, I could start and all that. And then, (Coach Adam Lechtenberg) was like, I could just be a tailback for them. He’s got multiple guys that he could just put in at wide receiver. He was like, I’d be pushing

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