It's Now Official

After a weekend of confusion, the Devin Radford saga has finally been cleared up. Radford is now officially the Hokies' third verbal commitment for the 2006 recruiting class.

"I did commit to Virginia Tech," said Radford. "The campus is nice, I like the coaching staff, they match academically the standards that I really need, I fit in with their football program – they like a lot of speed and that's what I have to offer."

This past weekend, sources cited that Radford had committed to the Hokies following their one-day camp. However, the Radford family wasn't quite ready to make the decision public. The confusion worried Coach Frank Beamer and his staff.

"They wanted to know what was really going on," said Radford. "They wanted to know what was the mix up or what was the problem, but I told them I was committed."

The Virginia Tech coaching staff is recruiting Radford, 5-foot-9, 175-pound athlete from Fayetteville (N.C.) Smith, as cornerback and return specialist.

Radford didn't start playing cornerback for Smith High School until the playoffs, but quickly picked up the position ending the postseason with four interceptions. Radford will be the main threat in the Smith secondary this season in addition to time at tailback and his returning duties.

Although Virginia Tech was the lone school to extend a scholarship offer to Radford, just about every ACC school was recruiting the speedy athlete.


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