February 7, 2011

Hokies are first offer for local ATH

Virginia Tech was the first offer out for a rising athlete in the Commonwealth. The 6-foot-4, 185-pounder landed the scholarship last week from the Hokies and is quite familiar with the team.

"It's my first offer," Christiansburg, Va. 2012 athlete Brenden Motley said. "It's definitely a great opportunity, it's an honor, I'm really, really excited to hear about it. I talked to Coach Hite and he told me Coach Beamer was impressed with my film, that's an honor.

"It's the first one and hopefully more will come, I guess we'll see."

Motley is quite familiar with the Hokies as his uncle Donald Smell played for Tech.

"I've always watched them, I grew up with them and my uncle played with Tech," he said. "I've had a couple cousins with there too. I'm really familiar with the area too."

Tech is looking at the versatile prospect as a quarterback.

"It's pretty cool, they've had a lot of great quarterbacks at Tech, it's cool to think about."

Motley is currently leading the Blue Demons basketball team on an undefeated 18-0 season to date as he's averaging 13-points a game. Following the season, Motley plans to visit some schools.

"I'm going to a couple junior days after basketball season," he said. "I'm going down to Virginia and definitely Virginia Tech for their junior day."

An obvious talent on the court as well, Motley isn't ruling out a future there either.

"I'm keeping my options open, I haven't decided if I want to play football yet," he said. "I don't want to decided now, I want to see what I can do."

On the gridiron, Motley posted 1,142-yards passing, 564-yards rushing and 17 total touchdowns to eight interceptions while earning district player of the year, first team all-district both ways and all-region both ways.

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