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DE Teller makes the call

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[rl]Bealton (Va.) Liberty defensive end Wyatt Teller is many things - one of the best players in Virginia, a Rivals100 prospect and four-star and a U.S. Army All American. And now that he has made his college decision, you can add one more thing to the list - he is a Hokie.
"I committed to Virginia Tech," said the 6-foot-4, 264-pounder who is currently ranked as the No. 7 strongside defensive end in the country. "Virginia Tech is a proven and great program where I could be coached by two of the top coaches in college football. I wanted to pick a school where I can go and enjoy my four years but also get a degree and become the best player I can become. Virginia Tech is that place."
Teller, who said he is excited to be coached not only by head coach Frank Beamer but also by defensive coordinator Bud Foster and defensive line coach Charley Wiles, said the fit in the Virginia Tech scheme was very important in his decision.
"I feel I fit into their defense very well," said Teller who is the No. 6 player in the state of Virginia. "I also feel I fit into the school very well and I have a lot of friends and family that attend there. I also grew up a fan of the team."
The experience of a former Liberty player and current friend was important in Teller's decision as well.
"My friend Kory Gough goes there and even though he has been injured more than healthy he still has a deep respect for the coaches and players and the program," he said. "He loves the school and that's really important. The coaches are great and I have a good relationship with most of them so that's great."
For the longest time most thought Teller would end up choosing Mike London's Virginia Cavaliers and Teller has come away from this process with a great respect for his new rival school.
"Virginia is an upcoming program and coach London is an awesome guy and coach," he said. "It was a hard decision but I just felt Virginia Tech had everything for me."
Teller becomes the fourth player in the Virginia Tech class ranked as a four-star or higher joining Kendall Fuller, Holland Fisher and Bucky Hodges. His commitment moves Virginia Tech further into the top 20 in the national team rankings.
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