He also considered Penn State before settling on making Blacksburg his home for the next 3-5 years.
"Ohio State is always the best of the best and they continue to get great talent and great guys, but it's a big city and I don't know if I would fit in well there," Nester said. "Penn State is a great place - a small kind of town that is a city built around its campus. The town life is great and the guys are great, but it's a little too far. I feel like Virginia Tech is that happy medium. It's three hours away and only an hour away from my sisters."
Nester committed to Ohio State in August 2017, but he had been reconsidering that decision since December when Urban Meyer announced he would retire, giving way to offensive coordinator Ryan Day to become head coach of the Buckeyes.
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Nester is one of three offensive line prospects set to announce decisions today.
Enokk Vimahi, a four-star prospect from Kahuku, Hawaii, will announce his choice between Ohio State, Oklahoma and USC at 12:30 EST.
Dawand Jones, a three-star prospect from Indianapolis Ben Davis, will announce his decision at 6:30 p.m. at his high school.
Jones has set a top five of Ohio State, Indiana, Florida, Penn State and USC.
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Restocking the offensive line is a priority for Day, who has just 11 scholarship offensive linemen set to be on the 2019 roster at this time.