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Hokies offer 2016 Fla. athlete

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Plant City (Fla.) standout Tavares Chase received a great birthday gift this week. A Plant City assistant informed Chase that Virginia Tech had offered him after reviewing his sophomore film.
"It was very exciting," Chase said. "It happened on my birthday. They sent my coach an email. It was crazy. I didn't believe it. Everything was overwhelming."
Chase said Virginia Tech secondary coach Torrian Gray is recruiting him for the Hokies. He said he is interested in VT and he wants to learn more about their program.
"I know they always have defensive backs," Chase said. "I watched them play even before I got that offer. I like how their defensive backs play and the fact that they play freshmen. They offered me as a DB."
The 6-foot-2, 165-pounder said he doesn't have a preference on what side of the ball he wants to play at the next level. Growing up Chase called Florida State his dream school.
"It's close to home more than anything," Chase said. "With FSU, it's a family thing. It's good to see them come around and get back to the top."
Last summer he attended the Al Golden Summer Camp. He hasn't heard from Miami since that time. If the Hurricanes showed interest, he would definitely listen. Chase said his grandfather is Hurricanes fan.
Alabama and Indiana are showing interest in the to two-way sophomore.
Kynon Codrington is a Southeast Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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