St. Joseph’s Prep track and field standout Miles Green said the “positive vibes were flowing” during his official recruiting visit to Virginia Tech last month.
“The campus is beautiful, the training facilities are great, and I got along real well with the squad and coaches,” the 6-foot-3, 175-pound senior said after committing to the Hokies on Wednesday afternoon. “I pretty much knew then that it was the right school for me.”
Green excels in the 400-meter hurdles, 400 dash, and 4×400 relay. With a clocking of 48.67 seconds, he placed third in the 400 at the PIAA Class 3A championships at Shippensburg last May.
Two weeks earlier, at the Catholic League finals at Cardinal O’Hara, Green played first in the 300 hurdles (38.44) and 400 dash (48.25). He also anchored the Prep’s victorious 4×400 (3:23.10).
“He is just remarkable, his tenacity,” St. Joe’s Prep coach Curtis Cockenberg said in April. “It is like a shark going after guppies or something. He is a guy that is not afraid to go up against the top athletes.”
Green chose Virginia Tech over Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi State, North Carolina, and Illinois, among others. His other official visit was to Michigan.
The 18-year-old from Roxborough placed second in the 400 hurdles in 53.43 at the New York Relays in April.
Green, who plans to major in political science, placed sixth with a personal-best mark of 52.87 in the 400 hurdles at the prestigious New Balance Nationals Outdoor at North Carolina A&T in June.