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Waiting Pays Off for Liberty's Gough

From correspondent Matthew Stanmyre:

Liberty offensive lineman Kory Gough said roughly 14 days ago that he would wait one more week to see if any more scholarship offers rolled in before making a decision about where he would play football in college.

Waiting was a smart choice, because on Tuesday the school that had always been atop Gough's wish list -- Virginia Tech -- offered him a scholarship. Virginia Tech assistant coach Torrian Gray and Coach Frank Beamer offered the scholarship over the phone, and Gough immediately accepted.

"Throughout the whole process, that's where he wanted to go," Liberty Coach Tommy Buzzo said. "If he had the opportunity, that's where he wanted to be."

The 6-foot-6, 262-pounds Gough was late to appear on Virginia Tech's radar. He had offers from Marshall, East Carolina, Arkansas, Army and Ohio, but the Hokies had only expressed mild interest through the summer.

Gough's consistent play on Liberty's offensive line early this season grabbed Virginia Tech's attention. Hokies offensive line coach Curt Newsome watched Liberty's 40-21 loss to No. 14 Battlefield on Friday, and within a week Gough had an offer.

"He was a late bloomer," Buzzo said. "And he's a very lucky young man."

By Jon DeNunzio  | October 16, 2008; 1:07 PM ET
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Comments

I am glad that Kory Gough chose Virginia Tech - and did not even consider attending the University of Maryland.

Go Tar Heels !

Posted by: Gary | October 16, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

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