Among the major visitors for the Hokies this past weekend was talented 2024 LB Chris Cole out of nearby Salem, VA in what was his third trip to Blacksburg since the start of the summer. Cole's visit went quite well as he shared with us.
"It was great! I really enjoyed the game night visit! The atmosphere was awesome, the crowd was so hype and the players were feeling the vibe too! Definitely motivated me to keep grinding. I plan to come back for more games," Cole said.
He also shared his insights into what he did during his visit which included spending time with players and coaches after the victory.
"I went to eat food with the coaches and the recruits. After that, we walked to Lane Stadium and watched the players come out. After the game, we went into the locker room and talk to the players and the coaches," Cole said.
That included getting to spend time with Jayden and Jorden McDonald, former teammates of his at VA powerhouse Salem HS with Cole really enjoying getting to see his former teammates shine for the Hokies especially Jayden who had multiple tackles including 1 for loss.
"It was exciting! It was cool seeing them playing considering I used to play on the same team as them! They have gotten bigger since I’ve seen them in high school," Cole said.
Seeing the McDonald brothers not only play but also do well for the Hokies also gives Cole more motivation for his own development.
"It pushes me a lot to stay focused and keep grinding because they were once in my shoes and doing the same thing as I. Seeing them play on Saturday definitely motivated me to keep grinding!" Cole said.
So having seen his former teammates, how does Cole feel he would fit in Virginia Tech's defense?
"I'seel like I’ll fit VT defense's well. They play it fast and physical and that’s the way I like to play!" Cole said.
He also spent time with sam LBs/nickels coach Shawn Quinn after the game which went well as he shared with us.
"Great! We talked about the win and how I would fit well in the Hokies' defense. Also, he said he would love to have me back for another game," Cole said.
He also spent some time with safeties coach Pierson Prioleau which went well as he shared with us.
"Good, we talked about my game on Friday, and how me and my family was doing!" Cole said.
So how did this offer impact his recruitment and where Virginia Tech stands in it?
"This gameday visit has definitely showed me all the reasons why VT stands on top in my recruitment options," Cole said.
Virginia Tech continues to be in the lead for talented 2024 in-state LB Chris Cole after another great visit.