Village Academy's Bronson off to VaTech, Smith makes UCF official

Kevin Bronson has wavered, as have schools that have been recruiting him over the past year, but the Village Academy defensive end finally has a home.

The 6-4, 240 lb. Bronson sent his National Letter of Intent to Virginia Tech on Wednesday, becoming the fourth Delray Beach native on the Hokies' roster.

Bronson has had a number of notable flirtations during his recruitment including Miami and Rutgers, both of whom eventually backed away from their pursuit. The deceptively athletic Bronson, however, began hearing from Virginia Tech in the fall and Frank Beamer and his coaching staff did nothing but pursue ESPN 106.3's preseason defensive player of the year.

FAU and USF both tried to swoop in late on Bronson, but ESPN 106.3's 10th-ranked senior was all but locked up following a visit to Blacksburg in January.

Bronson will join Delray products Luther Maddy (defensive tackle, senior), Dadi Nicholas (defensive end, junior), and Mark Leal (quarterback, senior) at Virginia Tech.

Bronson's teammate, running back Tre'Quan Smith, made his final decision as well on Wednesday, solidifying his solid pledge to UCF.

Smith committed to the Golden Knights all the way back in June during a summer camp and put a strangle hold on his recruitment after that.

The dynamic Smith showed versatility during his senior year, occasionally filling a quarterback need for head coach Don Hanna. He also excelled as a linebacker/safety on the defensive side.

Smith is the No. 13 area senior according to ESPN 106.3.


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