October 8, 2010

Hokies eye 2012 legacy

The Hokies have a connection to a standout defensive end in the 2012 class. The prospect broke out at camp this summer for Virginia Tech. What is his status now as they season is more than halfway through?

"The season is going pretty well, right now we're 6-1 and trying to be the best team we can be," Brentwood (Tenn.) Brentwood Academy 2012 defensive end Woody Baron said. "Compared to last season it's black and white, this is a completely different team and we've built it from scratch.

"I'm only as good as my last play. I'm trying to get better every time I put my hand down. As far as my game goes, I'm trying to get physically better and be more football smart this year. I'm playing within the means of the defense."

In terms of his recruitment, interest has picked up in recent months since Baron's visit for the Hokies June camp.

"I've gotten mail from Auburn, Alabama and Ole Miss, I think that's most of it," he said. "I get a few letters here and there from Virginia Tech. They are sending me the 411 on how things are going. They have invited me up for games, but I'm not planning to visit, I'm just trying to stay healthy and play this season."

With ties to the Hokies through his uncle and former player James Baron, is the 6-foot-3, 252-pounder still favoring Virginia Tech?

"Yeah a little bit," he said. "I've liked Virginia Tech forever. I work out with my uncle (James) all the time and we spend a lot of time together. My whole family lives in the same spot.

"Even if I don't go to school there, I'm kind of partial towards the school. I just have to get as good as I can and see if (Virginia Tech) they will come and talk to me more."

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