Editor's note: Hokie Wartooth was all over this as my head was buried underneath a remote desktop connection configuring the new server (8 cores, 16 GBs of ram!). HokieHaven.com spoke with Pettit—he lauds Tech, and says he's firm on his commitment. Pettit's versatility on the field is impressive, and so are offers from Harvard and Yale. Brains and physical tools are the ultimate combination in football. Finally, how about the job Jeff Grimes is doing on the recruiting trail? He knew he needed to go out of state to bring in talent, and he is. --Joe
It's official, I'm a Hokie! Just committed to play football for Virginia Tech!— Colt Pettit (@ctpettit72) July 10, 2013
Pettit is a 6'4", 251 lb OL out of Deshler, Ohio recruited by Coach Grimes. He's rated a 3-star recruit by Rivals and 247 Sports.
Considered by some to be an Indiana lean, Pettit chose the Hokies over the Hoosiers and had offers from Western Michigan, Marshall, Illinois, Purdue, Kent St, Ohio, Miami (Ohio), Ball St, Akron, Toledo, and Bowling Green.
Oh, and Air Force, Harvard, and Yale.
He is Grimes' fourth OL commit this season, joining Eric Gallo (6'2", 274), Billy Ray Mitchell (6'3", 288), and Tyrell Smith (6'3", 259)
EDIT: "Yeah, yeah," you say. "That's cool and all, but is this guy any GOOD?" For that, I refer you to French. (SPOILER: Yep.)
Sophomore and Junior Year Highlights are below.