Last weekend Virginia Tech picked up commitments from a couple of players from Salem.
Quarterback Bucky Hodges and linebacker Andrew Motuapuaka, both of Salem, committed to the Hokies, as did several other recruits over the weekend of their planned spring game.
Salem is also home to three-star wide receiver Kwamane Bowens. The Hokies are in great shape with him as well. He said his interest in the Hokies has increased since those commitments.
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"My interest has definitely (increased)," he said. "With Bucky and Andrew committed up there, two kids from my school and Bucky being our QB, I'd love that. I'd love for him to be my QB in our college days."
Perhaps surprisingly Bowens, who claims a Tech offer, has never visited Blacksburg but hopes to change that soon. He said those two Tech commits haven't been pushing him to make a decision.
Bowens said he's had several family situations to attend to so he hasn't been able to visit many schools thus far.
"I think I'll go out this summer and do my five officials," he said. "I know I want to visit Illinois and Vanderbilt. Other than those two I don't really know yet."
Bowens admitted that those two are standing out along with Mississippi State, Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech.