Three-star athlete Brent Vinson out of Hampton (Va.) Phoebus has cancelled an official visit to Virginia on Oct. 14 when they play Florida State. The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder with 4.39-second speed discussed with us why he cancelled the trip and who he took an unofficial visit to this past weekend.
"I cancelled the trip to Virginia at coach Rocco's request," he said. "He didn't want me to come then and instead I'll be taking an unofficial visit there for the Florida State game. I'm now looking at going back there on November 11th."
This past weekend Vinson traveled to Virginia Tech to witness the Hokies 51-7 crushing of Georgia Tech.
"It was really nice and I got to go on the sidelines and talk to the defensive back coach and my cousin Jimmy Williams a lot," he said. "I also talked to coach Beamer and he was telling me how much he wants me there and how I'm a really good player."
What did the No. 35 athlete in the country think of the game?
"It was a good game and I know Jimmy got burned on one play and Marcus (Vick) did really well," he said. "As for my position, I saw the cornerbacks play a lot of zone and the receivers, especially Eddie Royal did really well. They did a lot of quick screen and play-action pass. I know Virginia Tech has a lot of player from the 757 (Hampton Roads region) where I live, and coach Cavanaugh gets credit for getting those guys and turning them into good players."
Besides taking an unofficial visit to Tech, Vinson picked up another major offer this time from Tennessee.
"The first time I talked to them yesterday, I got an offer as they want me to play cornerback there," he said. "It's a really good school and I like them. I see them play on ESPN all the time and I was surprised to get an offer from them. I didn't think they had noticed me. I still have to talk to the coach more and see how classes are there. I want to go somewhere I fit in and can graduate. I don't want to have any problems. I need the environment to be a good fit and comfortable."
The No. 15 player in Virginia is currently looking at Michigan State, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Tennessee, Southern Cal and Georgia for official visits.
This season Vinson and his Phoebus teammates are off to a 3-0 start as they average nearly 60 points-per-game.
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