Virginia Tech Sports Twitter Dump: Marshall Wood, A Little Recruiting, Fun Facts

Grant Halverson

So, from time to time there will be items that we didn't break news on and want to pass on to you readers. So like many of our SBN blogs, we're going to periodically feature a link dump (this one is small).

Marshall Wood

He will be able to visit other schools following a dead period that ends June 1. Per Mark Berman, he has already talked to some D1 schools, but wouldn't name them.

There are plenty of Big South programs that come to mind as options for Wood, including High Point, where former VT transfer Allan Chaney (who also played PF) just finished his career after a long battle with a heart condition that VT couldn't/wouldn't insure. Wood's versatility might make him a star in that conference, with their caliber talent (assuming he gets his motor fixed).

Five-Star Recruit Torrance Gibson (ATH)

Rickey the Dragon profiled him in late March. But let's face it he is a long shot to come to VT with some of the other schools on his list, coupled with the fact that he lives in Florida. SBN partner site LandGrantHolyLand has the latest:

http://www.landgrantholyland.com/2014/5/22/5743604/torrance-gibson-suspended-altercation-could-transfer

Here is Torrance's reply to Andy Slater who was in early on the tweets stating that Gibson's suspension from spring practice was related to an altercation with a teacher.

Also, per Bud Elliott, SBN Recruiting Expert, Gibson's mother also works at the school Gibson attends. Even if he doesn't come to Tech, I think we can all agree that nobody that age needs problems like these. Best of luck to Torrance in straightening his situation out so he can have a great senior campaign.

Fun Baseball Stat

Other fun fact: That 28 year drought should have never happened. The 1981 and 1982 versions of the Hammerin' Hokies (led by future LA Dodger, Franklin Stubbs)  finished 48-9 and 50-9 respectively. With two losses in each year coming in the Metro tournament. Talk about the ultimate snubs: Going 47-7 and 48-7 in back to back regular seasons gets you left home.

Trey Gresh

I know, I know. I have the same question also: What job on Wall Street requires mastery of the clipboard?

I kid, I kid. Backup QBs are usually the most cerebral on the team. Best of luck Trey!

Home Game Vs Notre Dame

2018 is a long ways away from 2001. I literally had to wait one American high-schooler's lifetime to get a shot at these frauds for stealing Mike Vick's second BCS game, and costing us a top 5 finish because we had to play sorry Clemson in the Gator Bowl.

UVA Picks Up Transfer

The mass exodus from the Tennessee program after Cuonzo Martin's departure for Cal has netted UVA a nice player, one who can potentially replace Joe Harris's offense, albeit a year late.

You Should Have To Take A Class Before You Name A Child

What's his middle name, Dante? (For Divine Comedy folks, I AM VT educated *huff*)

Anyway, Florida can have their Divine Devil. Although I am not religious, that's taking a heck of a dare in my opinion. High risk/reward proposition there.

OK, well I hope you had fun with the first Twitter Dump. We'll try to do these more frequently if you like them. Let us know.

HAVE A FANTASTIC MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EVERYONE! AND POUR A LITTLE SODA POP WITH FOAM ON TOP ON THE CURB FOR YOUR FAVORITE VETERAN(S). FOR ME THAT CALLS FOR A MINIMUM OPENING OF THREE BEVERAGES, HERE ARE MY KEYS.

OH YEAH, AND BE SAFE EAST COASTERS, YOU'VE BEEN PENT UP ALL WINTER, DON'T OVERDO IT!


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