Virginia Tech kicked off their long recruiting Sunday by hosting a talented group of players from California at a "Midnight Madness." Those recruits enjoyed their time at Virginia Tech a lot with four-star ATH Anthony Beavers Jr locking in an official visit for the fall and WR Orion Peters coming away impressed as he shared.
Peters told us that he had a "great" visit and "loved" his time in Blacksburg. His visit was quite packed with events as he shared with us.
"We visited the different academic rooms and tutoring rooms as well as the football facilities, and the basketball court as we were able to shoot around. We also saw the field as well as try on uniforms!" Peters said.
Peters added that Tech staffers talked about the Hokies' academics, "player and character development", and saw some football highlight videos.
Peters told us that what stood out the most for him was the large amount of resources that Tech has in place to make sure their athletes succeed more than just on the football field.
"Definitely when they where talking about the different ways to keep you on track with your work and basically, if you're failing, it’s on yourself because everything you may need, they give you!" Peters said.
During his visit, Peters got to spend a some time with some of Tech's recruiting staffers including Beau Davidson, Mark Diethorn, and Tanner Holland with that time going quite well.
"They were just great!! That’s definitely somewhere I would want to be and they really care a lot for the academics!" Peters said.
Clearly, Peters came away impressed as shown by the Hokies being among the top schools in his recruitment currently.
"Oh it greatly impacted my choice or idea of the school as far as wanting to be there," Peters said. "Top 3 for sure!!!"
Orion Peters added that Arizona State and Kansas are the other schools he would currently include in his top 3. When asked why Tech is in his top 3, he had this to say.
"Working on communication but I feel that I would eventually have a strong relationship with all or most coaches and it will be a place where I can feel comfortable at," Peters said.
Looking ahead, Orion Peters plan to visit Kansas in the near future, but also is looking to make a return trip to Virginia Tech though he's unsure of a date for that visit at this point.
Virginia Tech left a strong impression on WR Orion Peters with the Hokies emerging as a top contender in his recruitment.