There’s nothing like having Virginia Tech as your first offer, and Marqeese Dietz can claim that
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
For the players who came out to camp at Christopher Newport University over a week ago, the effort is still paying off.
Norview athlete Marqeese Dietz (2021 ATH 5-10 165) had a busy weekend. He traveled to NC State and back on Friday. He traveled to East Carolina and back on Saturday. On Sunday, he camped at home with Norfolk State. It was last week’s effort at Christopher Newport that earned him his first scholarship offer, and that came from the Hokies on Friday.
“I camped at CNU and really did my thing. I did an unofficial visit awhile back and I enjoyed the campus and the facilities,” Dietz said. “Coach Wiggins and Coach Burden (of Virginia Tech) reached out to Coach Q (Qutrell Payton) the night of the camp and said they would be evaluating me and discussing the plan going forward. I had a feeling that I was doing well because I dominated everyone who tried to guard me and I was getting pulled to the side. Coach Burden reached out to Coach Q (Friday) and they pulled the trigger. I was excited. It caught me as a surprise.”
Dietz saw playing time as a defensive back, wide receiver and quarterback for Norview in 2017. His play at quarterback in the Pilots’ season finale at Hampton lifted his team to an upset win that propelled them into a higher seed in the playoffs.
As for his recruiting, Dietz is hopeful that the University of Virginia could be the next to offer.
“Coach (Marquise) Hagans is a great coach and I was able to meet him at a spring practice at UVA,” explained Dietz.
Temple has also expressed interest in Marqueese. As a rising sophomore, there’s plenty of time for more offers to come in and for his recruitment to develop. Virginia Tech is in first, and that’s a great statement about the talent of Marqeese Dietz.
– Andy Hilton