Rivals250 offensive guard Lou Eliades out of Ocean (N.J.) Ocean Township took his second official visit this weekend to Virginia Tech. The 6-foot-4, 286-pounder had a good visit despite the Hokies loss to Miami and currently they are in good position for the lineman prospect.
"I liked my visit a lot," he said. "I liked that I got a chance to see and get a good feel for the campus. Last time I was there I was a little bit rushed, but this time I got a chance to see everything including a game and the fans.
"I got there Friday and went to College Gameday, toured the campus, went out to eat a lot and hung out with the players. I was hosted by Ed Wang and Danny McGrath. Today I ate breakfast and talked to the coaches including coach Stinespring, Rogers and Beamer."
What did the four-star prospect think of the Hokies 27-7 loss to the Hurricanes?
"It was kind of a blowout, but even though they were losing a lot of the fans stuck behind and stayed at the game until the end," he said. "The fans didn't leave at halftime like you may expect. The atmosphere there was crazy before the game and at the beginning. I got to do the players walk and a lot of people slapped you and I noticed signs that said Lou come here. I also got to go out on the field when the players ran out and that was pretty cool too. I saw that they do pull the offensive linemen a good bit and talked to coach Stinespring about that."
Eliades couldn't rate his visit, but he thoroughly enjoyed his trip to Blacksburg.
"I really liked the campus a lot and I know I rated the South Carolina visit a 10, but Virginia Tech was better," he said. "I had a really good visit because of the hosts, atmosphere, fans, gameday experience and I got a lot of time to see the campus. I'd say Virginia Tech is in my top three with South Carolina and Notre Dame."
The No. 11 offensive guard in the country plans to reschedule his Notre Dame official for sometime in early December. He went on to confirm he probably won't take any other visits.