Boggs Finds The Right Fit

Ben Boggs felt comfortable with an ACC school this past week, so he made an unofficial visit and decided to go ahead and make a verbal commitment.

Virginia Tech picked up their first verbal commitment for the 2009 class this week, when Ben Boggs, of Roanoke (Va.) Hidden Valley Jr., told Seth Greenberg that he wanted to be a Hokie.

"I wanted to be a Hokie, so I let Coach Greenberg on Thursday," Boggs said. "I went up and watched a practice and went to the football game. I told him after practice that I wanted to be a Hokie."

"I've been up there a lot and I feel really comfortable with the players and the coaching staff and the whole school itself," he continued. "I did a lot of thinking this week and I talked it over with my parents, my coach and my grandpa and that's where I decided I wanted to be.

Boggs picked Virginia Tech over scholarship offers from William & Mary, JMU, Davidson and Rhode Island. He also had interest from Michigan, Penn State, UNC Wilmington and Western Kentucky.

The Virginia Tech coaching staff was one of the primary reasons Boggs, who averaged 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists last year at Hidden Valley, decided to become a Hokie.

"I feel real comfortable with [Coach Greenberg], but not just him all the coaches there are nice," Boggs said. "I can't wait to play for them all and work my butt off for them. I know they are going to push me. I just can't wait, it's exciting."

The 6-foot-4, 180-pound junior plans to play both guard positions when he eventually gets on campus.

"I think he said he sees me as a combo guard. Part of the biggest part of my game right now is slashing and getting to the hole and the free throw line. I've really been working hard this summer and fall on my three-point shot."

Boggs is currently rated as a three star prospect on

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