Belk Bowl

Hokies recruit Grimsley's dream to play in college came true in 2016

Hokies recruit Grimsley's dream to play in college came true in 2016

While watching Virginia Tech's come-from-behind Belk Bowl win Thursday over Arkansas on TV, Lafayette senior receiver and Hokies recruit Hezekiah Grimsley mentioned to his mother how humbling it was to realize next year, someone will be watching him in maroon and burnt orange.

As Virginia Tech climbed back within 10 points before leaving Charlotte, N.C. with a 35-24 victory, Grimsley said, "It's crazy that I know I'll be on the sideline or in the game, people watching me. It's a big deal to me. I couldn't even have expected to be in this position right now."

Grimsley, the 2016 Virginia Gazette Football Player of the Year, didn't expect it because recruiting didn't...

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