6-3, 220-pound Charlotte Catholic (Charlotte, N.C.) standout linebacker/tight end Tucker Windle continued his recent run of recruiting success on Sunday, picking up his sixth Division 1A scholarship offer. But first, Windle visited the University of Virginia and had a terrific experience in Charlottesville from Thursday to Sunday morning.
"UVa was great," said Windle. "I got there late Thursday night. On Friday night, I met up with some of their guys and got a feel for their pre-game activities. They couldn't go out at night because they had the Spring Game the next day. On Saturday, I did some alumni stuff with my dad (former UVa linebacker Al Windle) and went to the Spring Game. At night, I went out with some of the players."
Windle had a great time on Saturday night, having a chance to get to know more of UVa's players. He spent a majority of time with his host, freshman Andrew Devlin.
"Every guy that I talked to or Andrew introduced me to was great," Windle said. "They all made me feel real comfortable. It was a great night in general. I had a blast. I couldn't ask for a better time."
At Saturday's Spring Game, Windle closely watched the outside linebacker position, which is where he is being recruited to play by UVa's staff.
"I watched them the whole time," said Windle, who racked up 60 tackles, seven forced fumbles and six sacks as a linebacker for Charlotte Catholic last season. "They blitzed half the time and they also drop into coverage. Overall, the Spring Game was good. There were some impressive looking hits."
Before heading for home on Sunday, Windle traveled to Blacksburg for a few hours to meet with Virginia Tech's coaches. It was then that he landed an offer from Virginia Tech, which joined Duke, N.C. State, Virginia, Wake Forest and Wisconsin as the Division 1A programs that have offered.
"They saw me on tape and wanted to see me in person, so I figured I might as well drive to Blacksburg to check it out for a little bit," Windle said. "They like me as a tight end/H-back type of player. When I got there, they gave me an offer. I met with Coach Beamer for about 30 minutes. I met with the offensive coordinator. After that, I got a tour of the facilities. It only lasted about an hour-and-a-half, but it was good."
The first-team all-conference performer (at tight end) continues to be very high on Virginia and Wake Forest, but he is excited about Virginia Tech's offer as well.
"Virginia Tech is the reigning ACC champs," said Windle, who added that he plans on returning to Tech sometime this summer for a more extended visit. "That is kind of big, but I do like UVa and Wake's academics more. Tech is in my top three. Right now, it would be Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake."
Last Thursday, Windle scored an official scholarship offer from N.C. State. He plans to visit Raleigh on Thursday before heading to Wake Forest on Saturday.
"From right now, I can't tell you where N.C. State would stand because I haven't seen it," Windle said. "A former teammate of mine is a freshman there now and he said he loves it, so we'll see."
A college decision may not come soon for Windle, who is not going to rush a commitment. He does, however, still plan to make a commitment before the start of his senior season.