November 1, 2010

Hokies are first offer in for 2012 lineman

Virginia Tech is in the early stages of offering for the 2012 class. A new prospect landed a scholarship from the Hokies on Friday and has already talked to the coaches about his first offer.

"It happened around 1 o'clock on Friday," Lynchburg (Va.) Brookville 2012 defensive tackle Korren Kirven said. "Coach Stinespring told my coach and I gave him a call.

"Coach Stinespring told me how much the coaches like me and liked my film. They enjoyed seeing me up there and felt like I could play a lot. They liked me a lot. They just had to have Coach Beamer sign off to make it official."

What does Kirven think of the offer?

"I was real excited when they told me, I had been waiting on it a long time," he said. "I actually wanted to text my dad right there. I wanted to tell a lot of people. All the teachers at school knew and the administration was excited for me.

"Coach Kidd and everybody knew how excited I was. I was happy to hear it."

The 6-foot-4, 260-pounder has made it no secret he is high on the Hokies, what does it mean to get the offer from them?

"It means a lot," his father Keith. "I'll tell you, when Korren was five-years old we always asked him what school he wanted to play college football at, his answer always came back, Virginia Tech. Now he has a chance to let it play out."

Kirven added.

"Right now they (Virginia Tech) are No. 1, they've been No. 1 and the first offer always means a lot," he said. "I like everything, the football team, academics, the campus, the students and the atmosphere; going up there, I have fun."

While he's high on the Hokies, a decision looks to be far from imminent.

"I'm planning to visit Penn State on November 6th, Saturday," he said. "I'm considering a visit to Rutgers or North Carolina on the 20th of November and maybe Virginia on the 13th.

"I think I'm close to more offers possibly. Virginia wanted me to call them a couple days ago, so that may be one. Connecticut may be one too."

Kirven has already been to a few games at Tech this season and plans to return for the Georgia Tech game Thursday as well as the late November game between Virginia Tech and Virginia in Blacksburg.

Meanwhile, on Friday, Kirven helped his team to a 41-14 victory over E.C. Glass.

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