Does anyone know why we haven't offered him yet, or what our chances are?
Christian Hackenberg’s father played quarterback at Virginia. One of his father’s college teammates, coaches Tennessee.
But although the Cavaliers and Volunteers have offered Hackenberg scholarships and Virginia Tech has not, the Hokies remain players in his recruitment.
This according to John Shuman, the post-graduate coach at Fork Union Military Academy, where Hackenberg plays quarterback for the prep team guided by Mickey Sullivan.
I spoke to Shuman on Monday for a print column on Virginia All-America guard Austin Pasztor, who played for Shuman in 2007. As an aside, I inquired about Hackenberg, a 6-foot-3 junior at Fork Union.
Shuman said Virginia, Alabama, Tennessee, Maryland, Rutgers and North Carolina State have offered Hackenberg. CavsCorner.com and 247sports.com report that Hackenberg attended games this season at the first five on that list.
“I think Tech’s eventually going to jump in there, and I think the kid likes Tech,” Shuman said. “I think it’s eventually going to happen.”