Charley Wiles and Tyrone Nix made the right impression on their in-home visit. Enough at least for the Hokies to seal the deal with 2019 Jones County JUCO DT DaShawn Crawford.
"The coaches [Wiles and Nix] came for a home visit, and I just sat and thought for a while, and I told my parents I wanted to commit," said Crawford. "The coaches were down the road. I called them, and they were excited.
"They were glad to have me and said, 'Welcome to the family.'"
It was a spur the moment decision, but one that had been coming for a while. Crawford, who committed to Troy in October wanted to do it "the right way" and that meant first informing the Troy staff of his decision.
Crawford, rated a 3-star DT per 247Sports (86), took an official visit to Virginia Tech last weekend. He is set to enroll in January with two years of eligibility remaining.