James River’s Conner Dusenbury to walk on at Virginia Tech
by Byron Jones, recruit804
Not long ago, there was a kid named Sam Rogers from Hanover High School in Mechanicsville, VA who accepted a preferred walk on opportunity at Virginia Tech. Before the conclusion of summer camp his freshman year, Rogers was named the starting fullback for the Hokies, a spot he would never relinquish on his way to becoming one of the most revered players in program history.
Now, there is another young man from the 804 area that is hungry to get to Blacksburg to make a name for himself. Conner Dusenbury (C/O 2019 WR 5’11” 175lbs) has accepted a preferred walk-on opportunity to join the Virginia Tech Hokies this fall.
Assistant Head Coach and Executive Director of Player Development, Adam Lechtenberg, delivered the news to Dusenbury at the beginning of the month.
“It has always been my dream to play at Tech. I definitely feel blessed to have this opportunity and I am so thankful Coach Lechtenberg saw potential in me,” explained Dusenbury.
Dusenbury was mainly considering an offer from Hampden-Sydney because of its strong alumni network, and had preferred walk on opportunities at Western Carolina University and Campbell University, but becoming a Hokie was too great of an opportunity to pass up.
When asked what he has been doing to prepare for his freshman year, Dusenbury stated, “I have been training twice a week with Kenny Younger, a former Hokie and NFL player for the Chargers, who now runs Sports Performance Plus. In addition, I play mid-field for our lacrosse team which helps me stay in shape. I report to Tech July 7th.
In his senior season at James River, Dusenbury hauled in 50 receptions for 652 yards and six touchdowns. In addition, he was named to the Honorable Mention All-Region 6B team as a receiver and a utility player. On December 15th, 2018, Conner participated in the VHSCA All-Star game held at UVA-Wise.
– Byron Jones