Another Big Pickup for Hokies
Man About Loudoun Paul Tenorio checks in...
Loudoun County linebacker Chase Williams, a rising senior, has committed to Virginia Tech..
Williams visited the Blacksburg school last week and talked with members of the program Wednesday night and Thursday morning before committing to Coach Frank Beamer just a short while ago, according to New Orleans Saints assistant coach and Williams' brother, Blake Williams.
The signing is somewhat of a surprise despite the fact that the Hokies were the first local program to extend a scholarship offer to the linebacker, whom rivals.com ranks No. 10 in the country. Williams originally listed Virginia Tech as his top choice when the recruiting process began, but said in April that he had seen interest cool in the months prior.
Williams, the son of former Redskins assistant coach Gregg Williams, had also been offered by Miami (Fla.), West Virginia, New Mexico State, Southern Methodist, Marshall, Rice and Tulane. The first team All-Dulles District selection drew interest from several of the top schools in the nation, including LSU, Missouri, Maryland and Penn State.
Williams registered 163 tackles last season as a junior, including 33 tackles for loss, four sacks and one interception. Williams also caught 36 passes for 481 yards and three touchdowns, and rushed for two other scores. He joins Stone Bridge standouts David Wang and Nick Sheehan as the third defensive player from Loudoun to commit to the Hokies in the calendar year. Wang and Sheehan will both begin their careers in Blacksburg this fall.
| July 23, 2009; 11:47 AM ET
Categories: Football | Tags: Chase Williams, Loudoun County, Virginia Tech
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