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Monday, July 6, 2009
Future Hokie earns MVP honors

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

Just when you thought Virginia Tech's backfield couldn't get any better, the Hokies have another recruit making headlines.

David Wilson rushed for a combined 425 yards and eight touchdowns during the course of three games and was named the Most Valuable Player of the International Federation of American Football Junior World Championship as he helped the United States win the gold medal game on Sunday.

The second-seeded United States defeated top seed Canada 41-3 in the championship before a crowd of 15,473 fans at Fawcett Stadium on Sunday.

"Football is America's sport," Wilson stated in the release. "We just wanted to set a standard for the players that come up behind us. This was just wonderful. We did exactly what we expected to do."

Wilson led USA's rushing attack with 10 carries for 87 yards and a touchdown in the championship game.

"I think they were the only team that tackled David more than twice down to the ground and not just push him out of bounds," said quarterback Bryce Petty, a Baylor recruit, in the release.

Future Virginia lineman Oday Aboushi made the starting lineup and helped pave the way for 408 total yards. Aboushi also made the first-team offense on the all-tournament team. Defensive back Corey Lillard (Virginia) made the first-team defense, and Tariq Edwards (Virginia Tech) helped on defense. 

USA also defeated France (78-0) and Mexico (55-0).