March 10, 2010
QB enjoys visit to Tech
Virginia Tech had well over a dozen prospects on campus for junior day a week and a half ago. While an offer hasn't come, a quarterback on the trip is getting a solid look from the Hokies and enjoyed his first visit to campus.
"It was really nice, I've never been up there before," Hampton, Va. quarterback David Watford stated. "I got to meet all the coaches, see what they do and see how life is on campus."
Watford broke down the trip in full.
"We first went to the football offices and they introduced the whole staff including the director of athletics, Jim Weaver along with Frank Beamer, Coach Cavanaugh and Coach Newsome," he said. "It was really great having all the staff there. They were really down-to-earth and very easy to talk to."
Watford spent much of his time with Tech's quarterback coach Mike O'Cain as well as his recruiter, Curt Newsome.
"I liked just how comfortable I felt around them," he said. "I didn't have to act a certain way. I could be myself and I felt really close to them.
"Coach O'Cain said when he looked at me that he liked my highlight tape."
Following his time with the coaches, Watford checked out the campus further.
"I haven't been to facilities like that," he said. "To see it with my own eyes, it was really nice and the weight room was real big."
With a solid first impression made, what's Tech's status with Watford now?
"Coach Newsome told me he was glad to have me up there and just told me to keep working hard," he said. "He knows I'll have a good season next year and said that Tech is going to be looking.
"Right now, they want me to come back for the spring game."
At this point, Watford has no other visits scheduled in the near future.
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