Pride Still Evaluating Recruiting Process

Greer, South Carolina defensive back Troy Pride committed to Virginia Tech in February of 2015. Several schools have continued to recruit Pride and Troy has stayed in touch with each of those schools.

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Greer, South Carolina defensive back Troy Pride committed to Virginia Tech in February of 2015. Several schools have continued to recruit Pride and Troy has stayed in touch with each of those schools.

Troy still considers himself a Virginia Tech commit. “I won’t lie to you. While I am a commit to Virginia Tech, I am still looking at other schools.”

Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, North Carolina, Tennessee and Clemson are the schools that Troy stays in touch with. Clemson is the lone school out of that group that has not offered.

Georgia Tech was one of the first schools to contact Pride. Troy attended two of their games last season as well as their Junior Day. Troy stays in touch with Tech coaches Bryan Cook, Joe Speed, and Ted Roof. He has also talked with Coach Paul Johnson.

When colleges were recently allowed to begin calling recruits, Coach Cook was his first caller. “I took that as a great compliment.” Coach Roof has continued to remind Troy that Tech has a scholarship waiting for him to sign.

Troy is not worried that talking to other schools will hurt his recruitment. “I have been very honest and open with every school.” Troy has continued the evaluation process in this important decision. He’s let every coach know where he stands.

A final decision from Troy will probably come in December. For now, he wants to concentrate on his senior season. “Once our season is over, I can give the recruitment process my full attention.” Troy doesn’t like doing anything half-way, especially when making an important decision like his college choice.

At the present time, Pride doesn’t have any plans for visits. “We have a state championship to win and then we’ll see about visits.”


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