Gilles Tchio Picks Up Virginia Tech Offer

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Gilles Tchio
Offensive Line, Class of 2022
Milton High School, Alpharetta, GA
6-4, 280

In some ways, there’s a sigh of relief. The first scholarship offer for Milton (Ga.) 2022 three-star offensive tackle Gilles Tchio came Feb. 10, from Virginia Tech. The following day, he already had a connection to that offer.

Tchio’s teammate, three-star quarterback Devin Farrell, committed to the Hokies Feb. 11. But that’s just one intriguing factor for Tchio, who also has experience from watching his highly-touted brother go through the recruiting process. Plus, Tchio has just begun moving in his recruitment.

“In the process, right now I’d say I’m in the waiting stage,” Tchio said. “At first, in waiting, it was nervous, like not getting an offer. After Virginia Tech offered, I was really anxious about it. Right now, I’m gauging Virginia Tech, really.”

Tchio has already taken a step with the Hokies. He and a teammate had a virtual visit Wednesday with members of the coaching staff, including strength and conditioning.

“It was really just, he talked about what we wanted to major in, how good education is there,” Tchio said. “He talked about how the campus is laid out, showing us around where it is. They showed us what players can do around campus or right off it. Honestly, I was really impressed with everything I saw. The campus looks nice, especially with the restaurants around. You’re not limited on what you can do when you’re not doing football.”

Assistant coach Vance Vice gave him the offer, and through their early conversations, Tchio said he likes what he’s heard.

“The vibe I get is he seems like a good person and a great coach,” Tchio said. “He seems like he wants to develop players with great character and help them past football. We’ve spoken here and there.”

Tchio said Farrell’s decision is also something to consider when he evaluates Virginia Tech, but to this point, it’s only a thought.

“It is tempting with him there,” Tchio said. “With most colleges, you won’t know anyone when you go. Obviously, I’d know Devin and play with the same guy since high school. We haven’t really talked about