Posted: 12:11 pm Friday, January 31st, 2014

Virginia Tech, USF become favorites to land Village Academy DE Kevin Bronson 

By Anthony Chiang

With signing day just five days away, Kevin Bronson will have to make a decision soon.

The 2014 Village Academy defensive end has had an eventful month, visiting Florida Atlantic, Virginia Tech, and USF. Bronson has also received visits from Nebraska coach Bo Pelini, Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason, Virginia Tech defensive line coach Charley Wiles, and Florida Atlantic wide receivers coach Dan Shula.

After all of that, Virginia Tech and USF are the two favorites to land Bronson, according to Village Academy coach Don Hanna. Florida Atlantic is the third team in the mix with an outside shot to land the eighth-best recruit on PBGametime’s Class of 2014 Big Board.

“He’s kind of torn between South Florida and Virginia Tech,” Hanna said. “He’s just weighing the pros and cons of both schools, talking to his family and just going over everything before he makes his decision. He’s just trying to make the right decision.”

Before the 6-foot-4, 233-pound defensive end visited USF on Jan. 17, the Bulls were not among the leaders to get Bronson. But he was very impressed by his trip to USF’s campus.

“When he went up to visit, it kind of blew him away,” Hanna said. “He had a great time with the coaches and the players. Hands down, it was his best visit of the ones he has taken.”

Bronson plans to make a final decision over the weekend, but he won’t make his decision public until signing day. He will announce his choice during a ceremony held at Village Academy on Feb. 5 at 3 p.m.