It was more than a year ago, not to mention a coaching staff ago, Virginia Tech offered Harrisburg (Pa.) Bishop McDevitt offensive lineman Gabriel Arena, and his affinity for the Hokies began.
So when new coach Brent Pry and Hokies offensive line coach Joe Rudolph told the 6-foot-5, 285-pound Arena kept the Hokies high on his list.
It culminated with a Friday announcement that Arena found a home.
Arena had plenty of options, including offers from most of the Ivy League, including Princeton and Harvard, as well as Kent State, Marshall, UMass and Bowling Green.
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