February 21, 2008
Virginia Tech offers another QB
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Quarterback is a big need for Virginia Tech in the 2009 recruiting class. The Hokies have already offered two quarterbacks and added a third scholarship not too long ago.
"I've got a couple offers from Virginia Tech and Michigan State, those are my first two," he said. "I picked up Michigan State last Thursday and Virginia Tech last Tuesday.
"It's a great experience to know you can compete at the next level. I like the offers."
Does anything stand out about these offers in particular?
"I like whoever is interested in me," he said. "My father played at Tech, my mom went there too and my grandmother lives about five minutes away from there.
"That is a factor since it's kind of near where I go to Christmas a lot. It's near people I know, but I want what is best for me and we'll see how it goes."
Renner discussed the two offers a bit more.
"I like Virginia Tech because they just win ball games," he said. "They are good people there and Coach Foster and Beamer are great coaches. I like the people I'll be around there.
"I have talked to Coach D'Antonio at Michigan State. He's a great guy. I'll probably have to go up there for a visit. I don't know much about them, but it's a good school."
Already the West Springfield, Va. quarterback has visited one school.
"I went to Maryland in late January," he said. "It was a lot of fun and a great experience. I liked the campus and weight room."
A variety of other schools are showing interest including Virginia, Notre Dame, Penn State, Vanderbilt and Ohio.
Is there a favorite?
"I'm not really a fan of any one school," he said. "The one thing I want out of school is an opportunity to play."
Last season Renner accounted for over 2,300-yards of offense and 42 touchdowns.
"It was my first year playing quarterback and it was a great season," he said. "Before that I was backing up Peter Lalich. We went 10-3 and lost to Westfield.
"I think as the season went on I gained my confidence. I enjoyed competing and always want to win. I understand I need to work on things. I think I need to play more and get more comfortable with the game."
Renner isn't just a football prospect; he is a well-rounded athlete that may also get looks for baseball and basketball.
"I play basketball and baseball," he said. "I've talked to VCU a bit about basketball. I average 27.5-points per game. I might get consideration from Virginia, North Carolina and Virginia Tech for baseball. If baseball presented itself, that would be a dream. I'd love to play baseball and football if possible."
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