What Could Tech Get with OL Goins?

What Could Tech Get with OL Goins?

Manchester High (Midlothian, Va.) offensive tackle Jake Goins is getting close to making a college decision, and he has Virginia Tech as one of his top three schools. Some recruiting insiders believe the Hokies are the leaders for Goins, so VTInsider.com contact his coach, Tom Hall, to get a scouting report on the type of player one school is going to get.

As Manchester High (Midlothian, Va.) offensive tackle Jake Goins readies to make his decision, his coach gave an indication of what one program will be getting when it lands the 6-foot-4 ¾, 280-pounder.

"He's big time. He's a big kid that's explosive, has great feet, great athletic ability and he's a massive kid," Lancers coach Tom Hall said. "And he's still growing. He's a great weight room kid. He does everything right. He's a three-year starter, and he's going to have a great college career."

Goins' top three targets are Virginia Tech, Virginia and Maryland. He is tentatively set to visit Virginia Tech on Wednesday.

Goins said he would like to play tackle in college, but acknowledges a growth spurt is likely needed for him to remain on the edge of the line.

"I see him possibly being a guard," Hall said. "I think he can play tackle because he has good enough feet, but I can see him playing inside for most schools. We've never played him at guard, but everyone is 6-5, 6-6 in college, which is why I think he will probably move inside."

Goins' value doesn't only come on the field. He is also one of the Lancers' team leaders, and a stellar student.

"He's a full qualifier already," Hall said. "He takes a lot of advanced and honors classes. He's a great kid to coach. I'm going to hate seeing him graduate after this year. He's a great kid. He's very gritty. He's got great character. He's a fun kid to be around.

"He's a competitive kid, but he doesn't lose his head or run his mouth or anything like that. Goins told VTInsider.com last week he was close to making a decision, and Hall echoed those sentiments.

"I think within the next couple of weeks," Hall said. "He's still weighing his options. By the end of July I think he'll have a decision."

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