Hokies Hoping For A Homer

Hokies Hoping For A Homer

Virginia Tech played host to Christchurch (Va.) School offensive lineman Win Homer last month, and after his performance at the Hokies' camp he recevied a veral offer. The class 0f 2012 prospect also holds offers from Virginia and Boston College, and he spoke to VTInsider.com about his recruitment, and what he knows about each school.

Christchurch (Va.) School offensive lineman Win Homer spent the summer checking out a few campus, attending a couple camps and reeling in a trio of offers.

With training camp opening and his father, Ed, the head coach, it is no wonder the class of 2012 Win's focus is on the field as he pushed recruiting to the backburner.

However, at least he has a nice reference point and some offers to consider as he embarks on his junior season.

The 6-foot-5, 240-pound Homer holds offers from Boston College, Virginia and Virginia Tech, and each school is looking at him as an offensive tackle.

"One of the things (Hokies offensive line) coach (Curt) Newsome said he liked about me was in my film I play a bunch of different position," Homer said. "I think everyone is probably looking at me as an offensive tackle, but you never know. I can end up playing guard in school."

Homer picked up his offer after performing well at Virginia Tech's camp last month, but that wasn't the biggest surprise of his time there. On his first trip to Blacksburg, Va., he was able to spend time with recruiting coordinator Jim Cavanaugh and head coach Frank Beamer.

"When I went, I didn't know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised," Homer said. "I met the offensive line coach and he saw my film, and he walked up to me and talked to me and it was really exciting.

"I got taken by coach Cavanaugh to meet coach Beamer, and I was expecting it to be less personal because of the football program they have there, but it wasn't at all. It was really personable."

It was a nice start for the Hokies in Homer's recruitment because he knew much more about the other two programs recruiting him.

While Homer wasn't fully versed in Virginia's program, he knows first-year coach Mike Londo from his time leading the Richmond Spiders.

"One of the great things about coach London is …in high school the teams are smaller and the head coach is almost a father-figure," Homer said. "You can't really have it that way in college because there are so many players, you have a bunch of coaches under you, but coach London handles it in a great way.

"It's more a high school coach (feel) because it seems like he's really personable and he seems to really care about family."

Virginia's campus, and history, also impressed Homer.

"The campus was beautiful and I got to see the room where Thomas Jefferson stayed and I got to see some of the stuff he designed," Homer said. "I'm into art. I want to be an art major, so that was great to see."

However, because Homer has family in the Boston area, his trip to Boston College was his second.

"One of the best experiences I had this whole summer was my experience with the coaches at Boston College," Homer said. "Coach (Frank) Spaziani, I got to spend a lot of time with him after my last practice and he was very personal and really wants me to be a part of the football program there. He was great.

"Usually, you don't really get that type of time with the coach. It's probably the most familiar I am with a campus at this time."

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