Spurlock to Visit UVa

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Tristan Spurlock

Word of Life (Springfield, VA) forward Tristan Spurlock met with new Virginia head coach Tony Bennett last Wednesday, but the 6-8, 220-pound senior has yet to decide whether he will stay solid on his decision to attend UVa or if he will ask out of the letter of intent he signed last November. A decision should be made by next week, though, and this weekend will be very important.

“I met with Coach Bennett and the meeting went very well, just meeting him as a person,” Spurlock said. “I am setting up an official visit for this weekend to get to meet more of the new personnel. Getting a better feel for the offense is a big thing. As a person, Coach Bennett is a great guy. I want to get more of a feel for what he wants to do offensively.”

Spurlock was impressed that Coach Bennett traveled to Northern Virginia to meet following UVa’s introductory press conference, but questions about the former Washington State coach’s offense remain.

“I know it was a busy day for him, so for him to meet me was nice,” Spurlock said. “It was just a chance to meet him as a person. He said he wanted to formally introduce himself.

< ?php include(getenv("DOCUMENT_ROOT") . "/sabreincludes/adTags/boxArticles.html"); ?>“From a personal standpoint, he is great. For me, offense is very big. I want to know how I fit in with the offense.”

Coach Bennett addressed his offense a little bit at the meeting, but Spurlock hopes to learn much more from the Cavaliers coach this weekend.

“He said he wants to play to his personnel,” Spurlock said. “At the time, he wasn’t quite sure what he had. He hadn’t seen much of them yet. If he can run, he wants to get up and run. At Washington State, he couldn’t run or they’d get blown out. But if he has it where he can push it, he’ll try to push it.”

Spurlock discussed just how important this weekend’s official visit will be.