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Virginia Tech Gets Sr Preston Horne

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Virginia Tech Gets Sr Preston Horne

3 star high school senior Preston Horne has committed to Virginia Tech.

 

The 6-6, 220-pound forward is averaging 25 points and 8 rebounds this season for Tift County High School (Tifton, GA).

 

Horne, a two-time region player of the year, also leads the 23-2 blue devils in blocks.

 

“It’s a place I can fit in,” Horne told tiftongazette.com of choosing the Hokies. “”I know it’s a winning program.”

 

Horne said he made up his mind to go to Blacksburg after Virginia Tech head coach Buzz Williams came to Tifton to watch one of his home games on Friday.

 

“That’s what sealed the deal for me,” Horne said.

 

Horne will also be following in the footsteps of cousin and former Tift County teammate Tyrie Jackson, who signed with the Hokies last year.

 

“He gave me a couple tips, he was like ‘it’s harder, it’s kind of like here but 10 times harder because its college and its going to be that way,'” Horne told walb.com. “You just got to go with the grind.”

 

Nicknamed “the total package” by his teammates, Horne is a complete player on both sides of the floor.

 

“He dominates on both offense and defense,” said his Tift County High School coach Eric Holland.

 

At Virginia Tech, Horne will join fellow 2017 recruits No. 25 Nickeil Alexander-Walker and No. 16 PG Wabissa Bede.

 

 

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