The first Saturday practice of the spring was also a busy recruiting day with plenty of talented players on campus including three-star CB Deuce Walker. The Salisbury, NC left Blacksburg impressed with his first visit to VT as he shared with us.
"It was great. I really enjoyed it," Walker said.
He had this to say about why it was a great visit for him.
"Just getting to see the facilities, meeting all of the coaches, and just getting more comfortable with the program," Walker said.
So what did Walker do during his time at Tech?
"I got to watch practice, got to sit in on the team meetings and also the position meetings with the coaches. Took a look around the facilities and where I would be, and the things/places I would have available to help me at VT," Walker said.
One of the cooler parts of this visit has to be experiencing a team meeting with Walker adding this on what it was like being in it.
"All the players were engaged and focused while the coaches were going over today's practice plan and everything they had to do during practice," Walker said.
He also added that he was in the CBs meeting with Derek Jones and was able to "learn and get familiar with what meetings would look and feel like at Virginia Tech."
He also got to spend plenty of time with CBs coach Derek Jones throughout his visit and had this to say about his time and conversations with Jones.
"It was really good. I gained a lot of information and got more comfortable with him," Walker said.
He added that he also spent lots of time with defensive coordinator Chris Marve and head coach Brent Pry building those relationships further as well.
So how did this visit impact his recruitment and where VT stands in it?
"This visit made me feel better about VT, and they’re certainly one of the top schools as of right now," Walker said.
He added that Kentucky, Duke, and Maryland are the other top schools for him at the moment, and had this to say about why the Hokies are among that group.
"I have great relationships with the coaches and the whole program makes you feel like home when you step onto campus," Walker said.
Virginia Tech impressed Deuce Walker on his first visit to Blacksburg and put themselves right at the forefront of his recruitment.