This past weekend, the Virginia Tech Hokies gained their sixth commit for the Class of 2016 in three-star wide receiver Samuel Denmark of Hanahan High School in Charleston, South Carolina. Denmark also became the second wide receiver to commit joining three-star grayshirt commit Conner O’Donnell.
Denmark is a very speedy wide receiver that has many fans intrigued about his potential to be a very dangerous playmaker for the Hokies down the road. Recently, we had the chance to talk to Denmark and here is what he told us about some key reasons for his decision to commit to Virginia Tech.
Q: Why did you commit to Virginia Tech?
A: “I chose Virginia Tech because I think that it is the best school for me to continue my education and football career. On my visits, it felt like home and very comfortable. It was like I was already apart of the VT family. The quality of education, the football tradition, excellent campus and facilities, the coaching staff, the electricity of the Hokie fans and I can go on.”
Q: Which coach on the staff had the biggest impact on your recruitment?
A: “Coach Shane Beamer contacted and visited me at my school. After getting to know him I felt like he was someone that I could trust.”
Q: What is your opinion on new Virginia Tech WRs Coach Zohn Burden?
A: “After talking with him on my Junior day visit I was convinced that they made a great choice in coach Burden.”
Q: How big of an impact did your Junior Day visit have on your decision?
A: “Junior day was great because I had the opportunity to meet with the coaches and tour the campus. I was impressed with the academic support staff and student center.”
Q: Did the commitment of Troy Pride Jr. have any impact on your decision?
A: “Troy did not have an impact on my decision, but it’s good to see another SC player on board.”
Q: Do you have any other planned visits to Virginia Tech or elsewhere at this time?
A: “I am planning to return to VT for the Spring game. Visits will be limited due to my track season.”
Q: Will you be a two-sport athlete at Virginia Tech?
A: “My main focus is going to be getting acclimated to Virginia Tech and learning the playbook and getting stronger. Once I am comfortable, I may consider being a part of the track team.”
We would like to thank Samuel Denmark for joining us and answering our questions.