December 10, 2010

Asante talks official to VT

The Hokies picked up a pledge a couple weeks ago from wide receiver Kevin Asante out of Charlotte (N.C.) Mallard Creek. Last week the 6-foot-0, 175-pounder took his official visit to Blacksburg to get a further look at his future home.

"It was cool," he said. "I liked it, it was a wonderful visit.

"I got up there late Friday night in the morning at about 3 a.m. On Saturday, I ate breakfast and after that I went through the academics and then went to the game."

Asante was impressed by the game.

"They won, they smashed them," he stated. "It was cold, but it was packed cause it's a big rivalry game. The fans were great. I loved the fans. They treated me with respect and welcomed me to Blacksburg. The atmosphere was wonderful and really cool. I loved it when they jump for the players to come out, that was cool."

During the game, Asante kept a close eye on the receiver spot.

"They've got a lot of talent," he said. "Roberts is injured, so I talked to him a bit. He's really cool. He told me he messed up his quad. I watched Marcus Davis, Jarrett Boykin and Danny Coale. They've all got talent and I liked what I saw from the spot."

Following the game, Asante spent time with other recruits as well as his hosts.

"I saw a few other commits like Kris Harley," he said. "He and I clicked already. We were like teammates and talking about this and that.

"After that, I chilled with Nick Dew and Eddie Whitley. My host was Nick and Eddie chilled with us too. I chilled with a few other players like Darren Evans and Bruce Taylor.

"It was cool. They treated me like I was one of them. They welcomed me home and talked about summer camp. They said I better not let them down. Nick is a funny man. He's friendly and cool to be around. He's a goofball and really good to be around. We talked a lot and it was like we knew each other for years, we were joking around."

Prior to leaving last Sunday, Asante sat down with Frank Beamer and his recruiter, Kevin Sherman.

"I talked to Coach Beamer and Coach Sherman," he said. "Coach Beamer is a wonderful coach. He's really cool and laid back. He welcomed me to the Hokie nation and thought I could do big things with them, help them win a lot of games. I actually officially committed to him. He's down-to-earth and Coach Sherman is too. He's really cool and my wide receiver coach. I don't feel like I it is only business with him, we can build a friendship too, but it's business first.

"He actually said that he is planning on playing me as a freshman if he sees what he likes out of me. I'm planning to work my butt off, because I want that role."

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