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Among the talented group of players that Virginia Tech host for their junior day was Rivals250 offensive tackle Matthew Burrell Jr.. The stand out from Woodbridge (Va.) C. D. Hylton really enjoyed his time in Blacksburg.
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"It was great," said the 6-foot-4, 286-pound Burrell. "I loved it. It was really a normal junior day but they have a lot of original stuff that you can't get at another school. They have a very big student development group.
"They have a lot of people with their academics team," he said. "They talked to me about their four-year game plan that balances out with football so it makes life easier. Usually they tell you about how they rank but they didn't do that. They just talked to me about the whole college experience."
Jeff Grimes, Virginia Tech's former offensive line coach, took the same job at LSU and the Hokies brought in Stacy Searles to replace him.
"I talked to coach Searles," Burrell said. "He is a great coach. Virginia Tech has had two of the greatest offensive line coaches in the game with coach Grimes and then they reloaded with coach Searles. He has a plethora of stuff to coach up the offensive line."
Burrell says that leaving the state for college isn't he will definitely do and that playing for Virginia Tech or Virginia is very much a possibility. With that being said, Burrell has visits planned in state and out of state.
"I'm trying to get down to Tennessee this weekend," he said. "Then I'm going to visit Virginia then Maryland. I talked to George Campbell the other day and he wants me to visit Florida State with him and Chuma Edoga.
Adam Friedman is the Mid-Atlantic Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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