Four-star athlete Brent Vinson took an unofficial visit to Virginia last weekend to witness the Cavaliers upset of No. 4 Florida State. The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder with 4.39-second speed enjoyed the game in Charlottesville.
"It was a really good game and I got to talk to a lot of the players at Virginia," he said. "Most of them told me how the team worked really hard this week and I wanted to see where they stand against Florida State and they did a good job. I talked to Biscuit (Marques Hagans), Wali Lundy, Ottowa Anderson and recruit Chris Bell a little bit. It was good hanging out with the players and I was comfortable with them.
"The coaches including Al Groh talked to me. He reminded me that they have offered a scholarship and that they wanted me to play both sides of the ball. He was just letting me know where they stand."
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The Rivals250 prospect was impressed by the game and experience there.
"I felt really comfortable at the game and it was an exciting atmosphere," he said. "The win shows that hard work can pay off and it doesn't matter what team you are, anyone can beat anyone else with hard work. I know they started off the year kind of rough, but they've turned it around."
Vinson's visit last weekend has made him decide to take an official to UVA.
"This visit confirmed that I want to take an official there," he said. "I know I probably should go to the two Virginia schools, I just don't know when I will. I also plan to take officials to Tennessee and Florida. Basketball recruit Duke Crews is going to Tennessee and he's trying to get me to head there too. We're really close and I talk with him just about every day. It's possible we'll be at the same school, but I still have to take my visit."
This week the No. 15 athlete in the country is looking at going to Maryland for the Virginia Tech game on Thursday night.