Virginia Tech hosted a talented group of recruits this past weekend including 2024 C Noah Patterson out of Ohio. His visit went quite well as he shared with us.
"It was amazing man, great experience as usual. Fans and staff are electric and super nice people. The campus is beautiful and continues to grow. Just love how much VT rolls out the red carpet for their recruits," Patterson said.
He shared the following insight on what he did during his visit to Blacksburg.
"We got there and first went on a little tour around campus on a charter. We ended up getting dropped off to watch the Hokie Walk before the game. They fed us all breakfast, we watched pregame and them warm up. Then enjoyed the game this evening. Coach (Brent) Pry is only building and improving as the years go by. Excited to see what he does for their program," Patterson said.
His visit also included spending time with OL coach Joe Rudolph which shouldn't come as a surprise given that Rudolph is one of VT's primary recruiters in Ohio and that he is being recruited as a center. He had this to say about his time and conversations with Rudolph.
"Short and sweet, but had a lot of power behind the words that he had told me. He is a very humble and awesome guy and coach," Patterson said.
Patterson was also impressed by the environment inside Lane Stadium during his visit which spoke volumes to him.
"The fan, and band interaction and excitement from them was pretty insane to hear. The whole stadium was rocking. It's one of the stadiums in the nation that will always be one of the craziest," Patterson said.
Looking beyond the visit, Patterson did say he feels close in some ways to getting an offer from the Hokies. Wake Forest and Kentucky are among the other schools also showing interest in Patterson.
So how did this visit impact his view of Virginia Tech?
"Just makes me feel more and more wanted there, and makes me have this small town football feel which is one of my favorite things about VT, but at the same time, it has impacted me in most ways. Just the way that the coaches are really interested in me, and encouraging me to enroll there," Patterson said.
Keep an eye on Noah Patterson as the Hokies continue to impress him while evaluating whether he's a football fit for them in the 2024 class.