Odrick enjoys UVA despite the loss

The No. 30 player in the country, defensive tackle Jared Odrick took his final official visit of the recruiting season to Virginia this past weekend. The 6-foot-5, 303-pounder out of Lebanon, Pa. enjoyed his visit to Charlottesville despite the Cavaliers tough loss to in-state rival Virginia Tech.
"It was a great visit even though they lost. The people there made it great," he said. "I got there Friday and the first night my host was Jameel Sewell. I went out with him to the basketball game and just hung out. The next day I had breakfast with the coaches and went to the game. Afterwards, I went back and watched college football and then hung out with my other host Chris Long. Last time I was there, I hung out with Chris and again I had a great time with him. I got along with all the guys and it was a lot of fun.
"Today, I met up with coach Groh and Belin. They just told me how important I am to the program and how much they want me. Coach Groh specifically said that he felt I went about the recruiting process the right way to see all the schools as many times as I wanted."
Despite the rough 52-14 loss to the Hokies, Odrick still enjoyed watching the game.
"It was still good for the most part as I saw the guys play hard, they just couldn't execute," he said. "The wide receivers had trouble getting open and Marques Hagans couldn't find anybody, the thing is Virginia Tech is a good team. The loss didn't really affect my visit, the mood of the loss can, but that's about it.
"In the game, I did see that the line made some good stops in the running game. Things weren't going there way on Saturday, but at least I got to see the players give it their all."
The four-star prospect rated his visit an eight.
"The game did put a damper on the visit, but it was still great," he said. "I had a great time with the players and coaches and I felt comfortable around them. I'd still say they are up there for me, but I'm not comparing any of the schools."