December 15, 2010

Hokies offer rising 2012 lineman

Virginia Tech is one of the latest schools to pull the trigger on a rising lineman for the 2012 class. The 6-foot-2, 279-pounder pulled two offers last week including one from the Hokies on Friday.

"He's excited," Indianapolis (Ind.) Warren Central assistant coach Greg Brookey said on 2012 defensive tackle Sheldon Day's offers. "He's a very humble kid, he's doesn't get real high or low at any one time.

"He got his second and third offer last week, on Tuesday or Wednesday Cincinnati and then Friday from Virginia Tech. We're expecting something from North Carolina soon."

A strong student with a 3.64 GPA, Brookey thinks in some ways Day has considerable upside compared to Rivals250 defensive tackle and Hokie commit Kris Harley.

"He plays side by side with Harley," he said. "This year he was bigger than Kris was and longer. I think he's a bit faster; he's relentless. He's just a super kid that works hard in the weight room. Compared to Kris, he's got longer arms.

"He plays as good against the run as the pass and never takes a play off. I'm not how many batted balls, blocked extra points and field goals he had, he had a lot. He plays hard all the time and is never satisfied."

Brookey went a bit further.

"He's already strong and thick," he said. "The other day he weighed in at 268-pounds and last year we were concerned that Kris would be able to put enough weight on as he was 255-pounds. That's never been a concern with us now. He is taller than Kris and could get bigger. The thing with Sheldon is that he should only be a sophomore right now."

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