Courtesy Terius Wheatley

Get to know the members of the 2017 class, as No. 4 is Terius Wheatley

We're getting to know the Hokies' class of 2017 signees, asking them questions they aren't typically asked. No. 4 is athlete Terius Wheatley

Terius Wheatley

Height: 5'11"

Weight: 175

Position: Athlete

Hometown: Ann Arbor, Mich.

High School: Pioneer

Prep School: Fork Union Military Academy

Recruited by: Zohn Burden

Has your size changed at all?

I'm 5'11" and 200 pounds now. 


What does your workout routine entail?

Mainly, I just do speed, agility and footwork. And then, I just geta  basic lift in afterward. But I mainly work on footwork, speed and agility.


What do you plan on working or improving on through this summer?

I wanna work on...hmm. That's a good question. Pass-blocking, that's always gonna be a big thing. You're gonna be goign against bigger players now, so I've gotta work on that. I'm just gonna get stronger.


How would you describe your playing style?

I would describe it as exciting. You've gotta keep your eyes open because you might miss something. Never take your eyes off, because you might miss something.


What are some of your goals for your first season at Virginia Tech?

I would like to compete for a starting spot, have a role in games. I just wanna have an impact, that's all.


What player or team are you most looking forward to going up against?

I'm looking forward to playing Pitt, because I played with the running back there, Qadree Ollison. I went to school with him my sophomore year.


What's your favorite food?

I'd say cheeseburgers.


What is your favorite movie?

'Friday Night Lights.' Or actually, I'll take that back. 'King Kong.'


What is your favorite TV show?

I don't have one. I don't really watch TV that much. I'll just say Sports Center.


What's the one song you're getting amped up to before a game?

'March Madness,' by Future.


What would be three words to describe you?

Unique, exciting and intelligent.


If you could date any celebrity, who would it be?

Definitely Zendaya. 


If you could go toe to toe in the ring with anybody, who would it be?

I'd say my older brother. Just for fun.


What's been your most memorable experience playing football?

Taking a fake punt to the house, from like 88 yards. It was in the first quarter of a game my junior year. Back in New York.


What's the one thing you learned from your recruitment that you would pass on as advice to a future recruit?

Be patient. Don't give up and keep working hard. Communicate with the coaches because something will always come if you work for it. I know that mine took a while, but most guys are expecting things early. You've just gotta be patient and the right school will come for you.

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