Virginia Tech added the first local prospect to their recruiting haul with Bedford (Va.) Liberty defensive tackle Daryl Robertson.
The 6-foot-3, 300-pounder chose Virginia Tech over offers from Wake Forest and Maryland.
"What stuck out was that it's the school I felt the most comfortable at," he said. "I like the coaching staff and everything about the school. All the coaches are cool and it's just close to home. It's somewhere my parents can get to."
Robertson is relieved to have the process behind him
"Now I have nothing to worry about and I'm glad it's over because then I can just concentrate on my season," he said. "I'm looking to give whatever I can to my team next year."
The lineman will be paying close attention to the Hokies next year.
"I'm a big Virginia Tech fan and I'm going to be watching their linemen I guess," he said. "I want to see what they do and how they play."
The Hokies latest commitment thinks the future is bright for Virginia Tech.
"I hope it's good because they seem like they've got a pretty good team coming together," he said. "I couldn't tell you what I bring to the team, but I'll do whatever the coaches need me to."
The defensive tackle has not scheduled an official visit to Blacksburg as he still has to see how his schedule works out with Virginia Tech's.
Robertson was named first team all-region on offense and second team all-region on defense. He is the 11th best player in Virginia recording 75 tackles last year.