Transferred to Tech from William & Mary, where he didn't see any action as a freshman ... Is a good athlete for his size ... Has a chance to be a really good offensive player ... An above-average hitter who will be looked upon to contribute offensively in a first-base, third-base or DH role ... A very good left-handed bat with power potential ... Is more than adequate at both corner positions in the infield, and is a good addition to a young infield ... Helped Team Maroon to a 4-2 victory in game three of the Hokie Fall World Series with a two-RBI double.
William & Mary: Redshirted during the 2007 season in Williamsburg, Va.
High School: Lettered for three years under Coach John Marano at Mills E. Godwin High School ... Made the all-district team three times, as a designated hitter in 2004, a first baseman in 2005 and a utility player in 2006 ... As a senior, hit .350 with three homers and 14 doubles, while recording six saves and a 2-1 record on the mound ... As a junior, batted .342 with four home runs and 12 doubles, while going 3-1 as a pitcher for the 2005 district champions ... Also lettered for three years in basketball as a forward/center ... Other activities included National Honor Society, BETA, Peer Helpers and Key Club.
Personal: Matthew Stephen Blow ... Born 1/22/88 in Alexandria, VA ... Son of Michael and Carol Blow, both of whom went to Tech from 1979-83 ... Enrolled in residential property management.