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Hokies lock up in-state guard

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Ben Boggs has been on the Virginia Tech recruiting radar before he ever played a high school game. The Hokies can move his name over from the target section to the committed section. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound shooting guard from Hidden Valley High School in Roanoke, Va., will play for the ACC school.
Boggs he received an offer from the in-state school the summer before his freshman year in high school and stayed with him since. That longevity and early interest helped the three-star guard in his decision.
"I sat down with my family this past week and talked to them and my coach a lot. It's the place I want to be, it's close to home, my sister goes there, it's a really great academic school, it's in the ACC and to get a chance to play in that league is a dream for a lot of kids," Boggs said. "I know I have to keep working hard to get better but I'm really excited about it."
Boggs also considered offers from Davidson, Liberty, James Madison, Rhode Island and William & Mary and interest from Michigan, Penn State and UNC Wilmington. Boggs said he felt the most comfortable at Virginia Tech, just 45 minutes away from home.
"I had been up there a lot and felt really comfortable with the coaches and the players. I decided that I wanted to be a Hokie," Boggs said.
Boggs fits in well with Virginia Tech's versatile backcourt because of his size, shooting touch and ball skills.
"I think he sees me as a combo guard playing primarily as a two," Boggs said. "I played a lot of one for my high school last year and I probably will this year. The main part of my game right now is mainly slashing and getting to the hole. I've been working really hard on my three-point shot over the summer and becoming more versatile."
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