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Hokies Spring Game Important to Program

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BLACKSBURG (WSLS 10) There is no dispute that college football recruiting has become a sport of its own.
Schools from coast-to-coast search and seek the perfect fit for their teams.  And more times than not one prospect has attracted multiple offers from big football powers.  That adds an entire new level of importance to on-campus visits, and for the Hokies the spring game may be the biggest one for their recruits.

"It's a huge tool.  A lot of these guys-they go out to other people's spring games and if we can get them on campus at Virginia Tech and let them see what the atmosphere is like here in Blacksburg compared to other places its always good. Certainly it's a great chance to make a first impression for those guys and show how important football is here at Virginia Tech," explains Associate Head Coach Shane Beamer.

"I think it is a very important day for us. To be able to come to campus. To be able to have recruits on this campus to see the excitement level that surrounds Virginia Tech football. The amount of people that will be here for this game," adds veteran assistant coach Bryan Stinespring.

Take it from Michael Brewer. The Hokies redshirt senior quarterback who transferred in before last season was at the 2014 spring game--and it made an impact.

"I came to the spring game last year up here on a visit so, I got to see the atmosphere, the fans and the crowd. I was pretty much on board by that point. But it didn't hurt to see all the support that we had from the fan base. Obviously just kind of see what game day is like here in Blacksburg," explains the Hokies starting quarterback.  The Spring game is set for Saturday at 2 p.m. at Lane Stadium.