Ore Speaks On Commitment

Branden Ore

Branden Ore made his commitment known Monday afternoon at a press conference at Indian River High School. Shortly thereafter, VTI spoke with Ore to get his comments on his commitment...

Monday afternoon, Branden Ore made it official. He's going to play football at Virginia Tech.

"[My decision] was just off of where I would be comfortable at as far as the environment and the people around there," Ore said Monday afternoon. "The players already there I already know, and I would fit in. I wouldn't be lost when I got there. That'll go along real well. And plus they got a good program over. It was just the right place for me."

Ore already knows a host of players at Tech including Josh Hyman, and others. That, the coaches, and many more factors contributed to his decision to attend Tech. One additional factor that helped sway Ore towards Blacksburg was the campus and environment at Tech. "I did attend their summer camp," he said. "It's a great campus. Nice environment. Basically, like I said, I think I'd be comfortable there."

Although a great athlete who has played linebacker, running back, and wide receiver in high school, Ore notes that he has only talked with the Tech coaches about one position. "They're recruiting me as a running back," he said. "That's the only position they've talked with me about."

Ore, who will come in next Fall, hopes to play next season, but that is not a requirement. "We haven't really discussed that," Ore said in regards to red-shirting. "I would rather go in and play, but there's a good side to the red-shirting."

Ore, who rushed for 1,218-yards this season and 16 rushing touchdowns, will visit Virginia Tech on January 23rd.

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