Congratulations to Trent Young, VHSL 5A South All-First Team linebacker, and a standout on the best Douglas Freeman football team in 35 years! Young told HCS Media Network Wednesday night he has accepted a preferred walk-on invitation to play football for Frank Beamer and the Virginia Tech Hokies.
Young was a catalyst on a defense that helped Freeman finish with a 10-2 mark under second year head coach Mike Henderson, and joins teammates Chris Conti (William & Mary) and Buck Elliott (Navy) heading to Division I programs come fall. Teammate Will Moore will also continue his career collegiately with current ODAC Champion Hampden-Sydney.
Young will look to follow the footsteps of a walk-on from a year ago, Sam Rogers of Hanover, who soared from the bottom of the depth chart to become the starting fullback for Virginia Tech in their opener against Alabama and played every game of the 2013 season.