Heading to the official tour Virginia Tech This weekend, Washington (DC) St. Vincent Palotti four-star linebacker Gabriel Williams He knows the Hokies are at the top of the list. Despite the commitment, that wasn’t something he expected to happen anytime soon.
However, that’s what happened when Williams left Blacksburg to commit to the Virginia Tech hockey team. Duke, Maryland, Miami, Our Lady, Penn State, Pittsburgh And USC.
Williams told ON3: “They told me if I went in and got past the defense and did everything right I could start fresh.” “I feel like all I can do is help turn the program around. Bring it back to when guys like Michael Vick were there.
“He’s sitting in the office talking to the entire defensive staff and the coach. (Brent) Pree, He let me know that he believes in me and that he thinks I can change the program for the better. My parents felt the same way. My mother started to break down in the middle of the conversation because it seemed to suit me.
Williams explained that including the opportunity to play early with the Hokies’ coaching staff played a large role in the decision.
He has also formed a relationship with the Hokies’ current running backs coach. Elijah Brooks While Brooks was still at Maryland. Williams talked about his relationship with Prim Chris Marv And Sean Quinn. In the end, he made it “unreal.”
Connections outside the football establishment played a role in Williams’ decision. His final reasons came down to the people, the future and the history of the program.
“The people at Virginia Tech show a lot of support and it’s unreal,” said Williams, the No. 85 player in the 2024 On300. You get a real family feeling there.
Now what lies ahead for Williams and the Hokies.
Williams said other officials were lined up, including one to Nebraska, in a few weeks, but those trips have been canceled as far as he’s concerned.
“I’m done,” Williams said. “It’s been a good trip, but I’m done.”
Now Williams says his main focus is building the Hockey 2024 class. Virginia Tech currently has eight commitments on its 2024 team.
Williams is the highest-rated commit in the class. The team is ranked No. 37 in the nation and No. 8 in the ACC.
“I’m a man of my word and I think I can help turn this program around,” Williams said. “I went to a place where it was already built, but I wanted to make an impact and show people that Virginia Tech still exists. The fans weren’t disappointed in the team and I think it’s time to change things.”
“The last class they had was good and putting this class together will be a great experience.”