The 6-foot-5, 315-pound product of C.D. Hylton High School gave his commitment with his family and some of the coaches in a meeting this afternoon. "I went in to Coach Beamer's office with my family and we were talking with Coach Beamer and Coach Foster," Alvarez said. "I told Coach Foster that I had an early birthday present for him since his birthday is in a few weeks, then I committed. There was just a big "Ohhhhhhh" and they stood up and shook our hands and all that. They told me that the other coaches would be really excited to hear about me committing."
Alvarez is a versatile offensive lineman and Virginia Tech has no plans to lock him into a position for that reason. "They said that I am athletic enough to play offensive tackle, but if they need me inside I can play guard as well," Alvarez said.
It all came down to a few factors that kept Alvarez in Virginia. "Virginia Tech could offer me the opportunity to play in-state at a prominent program which no other school could really offer that," Alvarez said. "I liked that it was in-state and that it was in a college town, because I didn't want to play in a big city. They also have a great staff that is down to earth and they are winning program that wants to keep on winning."
In the end, it came down to a decision between Virginia Tech and three other schools according to Alvarez. "I would say that I chose Virginia Tech over Penn State, Miami, and North Carolina when it came down to it," Alvarez said.
Alvarez plans on taking as many visits to campus as he can this fall, so keep a look-out for the 6-foot-5, 315-pounder roaming the sidelines this fall. "I am definitely going to take an official visit to Virginia Tech as well as some other visits down there if I can," Alvarez said. "I really just want to go down there and hang out with the players the way I did on my visits down there this fall. They are all great guys and they are all dedicating to winning."
Alvarez left one parting message to all the Virginia Tech fans out there as well. "I just want the fans to know that I am going to definitely work hard and do my best to help the team win," Alvarez said. "I really want to bring a national championship back to the state of Virginia."
Profile: Will Alvarez