August 3, 2006

Hokies continue to eye LB Diehl

Although Virginia Tech landed two linebackers on Tuesday in Barquell Rivers and Hunter Ovens, they may still be looking for another one in Duncan, S.C., Byrnes prospect Chad Diehl. The 6-foot-1, 233-pounder continues to claim interest from the Hokies.

"I like that they are my first offer and I'm looking at taking an official there possibly in early September," he said. "I have never been up there, but I want to go to see if I feel at home and am comfortable. I also want to get to know the coaches better.

"I can say that I like coach Bud Foster a lot already. I've talked to him a bunch and he's easy to get along with and very down-to-earth. They also have good academics and a great football team there."

In the last few weeks, Diehl took visits to a couple other ACC teams in Georgia Tech and Wake Forest.

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