In-state sophomore checks out Blacksburg

Tim Sullivan, Editor
Hokie Haven
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Courtesy Kealey Davis

The DMV area has been a major pipeline for Virginia Tech in recruiting, and a number of prospects from Freedom High School have visited Blacksburg this Fall. Two-way lineman Kealey Davis is a talented member of the Class of 2020, and checked out the Hokies' game against Old Dominion.

Getting to see the 38-0 victory was exciting for the 6-3, 240-pounder. So too was what he got a chance to experience away from Lane Stadium.

"Before the game, we stayed in the football facility and got to see what the players go thru game day," he explained. "We toured the locker room, the team room, and also the weight room."

Davis is still very early in the recruiting process, and has yet to have in-depth conversations with many college coaches. He got his first chance at such an encounter prior to the Hokies taking the field. Head coach Justin Fuente and defensive line coach Charley Wiles gave him some words of advice and encouragement to take to heart going forward.

"I got to talk to the D-line coach [Wiles] and even Coach Fuente briefly," he said. "They were telling me what they look for in a recruit."

Since he's still in his sophomore season, there's plenty of time for Davis to be patient and let the recruiting process come to him. He's in his second year of varsity ball, and will have lots of opportunities going forward. He's already started figuring out which schools he has early interest in.

"My recruitment hasn't really taken off yet," he admitted, "but I plan on visiting East Carolina, ODU, Marshall, and Virginia in the next month or so."

In due time, those coaches should be calling back to issue scholarship offers.

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