The Virginia Tech Hokies, courtesy of Seth Greenberg, enjoy recruiting in the state of Florida. On Tuesday, Gene Swindle, a 6-foot-10 senior center, picked the Hokies after considering South Florida and South Florida.
"He's making the calls to Coach Heath and (Penn State's) Coach DeChellis," Gene Swindle, Sr., said. "It was a tough decision for him but he feels like it's the right thing for him."
Swindle became a popular recruit this fall when the arms race to secure size got cranked up a notch. While he may take a year to develop in Blacksburg, the fit was perfect.
"He thought about it a while. He was up there last week. He came home, listed his pros and cons of what he wanted to do and it's a good fit for him. He'll probably redshirt and for his age that isn't a bad deal. It's what he wants and if he's happy with the decision that's the best for him."