Nigel Munson is a guy that makes the engine run on the basketball court. The 6-foot-1, 170-pound point guard from DeMatha Catholic in Hyattsville, Md., has made his decision on where he wants to direct traffic at the college level. The class of 2006 prospect always had an idea of where he wanted to go and wasted little time by committing to the Virginia Tech Hokies.
Seth Greenburg was one of the first coaches to offer the point guard an offer as a sophomore and Virginia Tech's decision to extend an early offer paid off. Munson verbally committed to the ACC school on Tuesday.
"One of the reasons why I picked them was the fact that they have my major of graphic arts," Munson said. "The staff is great and it's in the ACC. The competition is always great in the ACC just overall.
"I just felt really comfortable there. Everything about it just felt right."
The Hokies are getting a player that defines the term true point guard. Never one to explode for more than 20 points, Munson is more content with setting up the offense and running the show. Munson was the gas that made DeMatha go and helped the team finish the year at 29-2 and ranked ninth in the nation by USA Today. Munson is on track to make that same kind of impact in college.
"I think I should make a great impact there. There is an opportunity for me to start right away there," Munson said. "If I can do that, I think it's going to be a good experience for me right away but also down the road."
Virginia Tech was "really the only school that I was looking at," Munson said. Xavier, Clemson and Arkansas were also involved in the process.
Munson is not a fixture on the AAU circuit but he said he will make a stop at the Nike All-American camp this summer.