Devon Hunter Sets a Commitment Date of 1/20/17

Top 2017 Virginia Tech DB target Devon Hunter will commit on January 20, 2017.

Use this thread to discuss anything regarding the Indian River 4-star's announcement.

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Use this thread to discuss anything regarding the Indian River 4-star's announcement.

How I just pictured Joe typing this...

Sometimes I like to leave off the /s just to mess with people.

The Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, Roman, nor empire...discuss

Rhode Island is neither a road nor an island. Discuss.

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

Pie is better than cake. No discussion necessary.

"It's a miracle in Blacksburg, TYROD DID IT MIKEY, TYROD DID IT!"

"Jerod Evans had more moves on that run than Bayer has aspirin!"

-Mike Burnop, 9/24/2016

RI is a conservative island in a sea of liberalism!

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Its a joke. I don't even know their views up there!

Click for President

As a RI resident, I'll just dive in here for fun:

FWIW, Rhode Island is overwhelmingly liberal (33 of 38 state senators; 64 of 75 state reps; the Governor; and all four members of the US Congress are registered Democrats). With that being said, many mayors (including the largest cities) are governed by Republicans.

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To add...

Only RI residents are allowed to catch and keep lobsters while scuba diving. No lobsters for non residents :(

Rhode Island has more than 1 city? Who knew!

My Mama says that alligators are ornery because they got all them teeth and no toothbrush

Doesn't RI also straddle the line between cold Maine style and hot Connecticut style lobster rolls? A bastion of crustaceanal tollerance.

"And then the real chess match began." - Justin Fuente

I haven't had a hot one yet, but I haven't had every lobster roll. I'm a strident Maine-style fan, so a hot lobster roll would not be well received. The one variation we run into a lot is bun/roll size — I've seen everything from split-top hot dog bun to garlic pepper-crusted torpedo rolls.

Lobster rolls have become one of my favorite foods.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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I'm only here to learn new and interesting facts about Rhode Island.

Come for the Hokies analysis; stay for the Rhode Island knowledge bombs.

The hot ones are good because it's just got lobster meat and warm drawn butter. Tastes like a lobster dinner on a roll. But also doesn't really taste like a sandwich.

"And then the real chess match began." - Justin Fuente

The hot QUALIFIED ones are good because

FTFY

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Is a lobster roll at all worth it outside of Main/RI? I love lobsters, and I'm pro-roll, but the rare times you see them outside of their natural habitat lobster rolls are mighty expensive to justify eating the meat with anything but butter/vinegar.

There's several places in Chicago you can get a lobster roll and fries for fifteen bucks. I don't consider that out of line.

"And then the real chess match began." - Justin Fuente

We have several places down here on SC coast that fly in lobster for lunch special lobster rolls, the cold kind. But it's every other day deliver of lobster. Less than 14 for roll and fries.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Unless you can slice your finger off or lose an eye going for the the tough parts of the lobster, count me out.

@hokie_rd

What is wrong with Abbott's Lobster in the Rough in Noank, CT.

Even cheap lobster is better than no lobster, in my book. As long as you go somewhere that makes it tasty.

If you're reading the above post and thinking, "is this guy serious?!?," you can safely assume I'm not.

VTGM voted for Harambe.

Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic.

Hanging chads out for Harambe

Don't let this comment take away from the fact that Arkansas blew a 24 point 2nd half lead in the Belk Bowl.
Don't let the Belk Bowl take away from the fact that Matt Ryan blew a 25 point 2nd half lead in the Super Bowl.

RIP Sweet Prince

Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate, and hetzers gonna hetz

Technically, you are incorrect. The official state name is, "State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations."

"Rhode Island" officially refers only to Aquidneck Island — which is where Newport is located and was named by Verrazzano because it reminded him of the Island of Rhodes — while the landlocked portion of the state comprises the Providence Plantations.

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Learning about Rhode Island from @PhillyHokie007

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"We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior" Stephen M.R. Covey

“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” David Wilson

I wanted to collapse this whole thread back to Musky's joke but it keeps drawing me back in.

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-What we do is, if we need that extra push, you know what we do? -Put it up to fully dipped? -Fully dipped. Exactly. It's dork magic.

Wait a minute, this conflicts with the inauguration

Hokies, Local Soccer, AFC Ajax, Ravens

It's genius. Picked a time when all the major networks are covering something very few want to watch.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

"And then the real chess match began." - Justin Fuente

agreed.

that being said I would wager that even though this board is probably split politically (I'll guess roughly 50/50) I think EVERYONE can agree that this whole campaign season was very volatile and taxing for supporters of all sides. Its not outside the realm of possibility, IMO, that people are just generally tired of politics right now and may not be interested in watching the inauguration, regardless of whether it's celebratory for them or not.

I think the comment is TIC and relatively safe in terms of the CGs.

If a tree falls in Scott Stadium does it make a sound?

That was certainly where I intended to go. I have watched one in my life, and feel the middle school field trip one was enough for my lifetime.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

Idk why they didn't just make him 31, surely not enough margin to give up that golden opportunity.

With Chuck Clark graduating, Hunter would be a great fit in Bud Foster's defense.

He'd be a great fit even if Chuck was still around.

You 'all missed the point. With Chuck graduating, the Hokies could use a player of Hunter's caliber to keep the lunch pail's mentality going. Not that Hunter is afraid of competition , but there is clearer path to get on the field early.

How is there a clearer path to see the field early if you weren't speaking to clark's position specifically? Everyone else is returning. Prior to the bowl game I could have seen hunter getting some of the WHIP reps while easing him into the rover role, but with how shegog played not sure how he will get used outside of STs freshmen year.

Is Hunter not being recruited as a safety? He's big but only like 200 pounds, so would either fill the FS spot or move Terell over and slot him in at Rover?

Moving terrell over and him at rover seems to be the most likely.

He is, but he would be wasted at Free. Needs to be closer to the LoS for support and physicality.

Gotcha thanks. It will be interesting to see how they use him, you're right he is physical but also ran a laser timed 4.42, I know bud feels if he's one of the best players he'll get him on the field in some capacity this coming year. Now just gotta have BudFu close over the next 9 days.

He will be a rover.

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

Ya not sure what chuck graduating has to do with it. They won't play the same position.

Anybody else worried his top 5 grew to a top 6?

It's because Auburns old DB coach is the new DC at Ole Miss.

But no, I'm not worried about Ole Miss all that much.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

No Clemson? Clearly he's going to Bama since they are listed first.

"We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior" Stephen M.R. Covey

“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” David Wilson

In all seriousness, Xavier McKinney recommitting to Bama over Clemson might be a sign they feel out of the race on Hunter. Can't say for sure, but everyone thought he was a lock to Clemson and Alabama must have hard swooped late leading up to the UA game.

Biggest question is whether or not he's still taking his Auburn and Alabama OVs. I find it hard to believe he would go visit Auburn as scheduled for one day on a Thursday and then come back Friday for this. Hopefully this means he has cancelled.

Not sure what to think of this since I can't see what % his battery life is.

"My favorite cocktail is bourbon on ice. It makes the ice taste better." - Jimmy Russell

Not the chicken emoji

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Come on. Be an impact player at VT.

*waits for Beamer's Auto Garage's take*

21st century QBs Undefeated vs UVA:
MV7, MV5, LT3, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.

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I ONLY liked this post because.....damnit shes hot

It's OK - I'm half asian

I was very disappointed that she is no longer on this obscure tv show no one watches

Edited to fix spoilers lol

Well shit, while we are at it......

"Welcome to the Terror Dome." -- Corey Moore

It's OK - I'm half asian

Rosebud is a sled.

"And then the real chess match began." - Justin Fuente

Bruce Willis is already dead.

The stormtrooper is actually James Bond.

If you're reading the above post and thinking, "is this guy serious?!?," you can safely assume I'm not.

Emma Watson is actually Sofia Vergara gif?

Let's Go

HOKIES

Kevin Spacey is Kaiser Sose

I love that movie!

Top 5 crime movie ever.
I first time I saw that movie was in a Criminology class at VT. No Lie.

Tweedy can run like a dadgum antelope or whatever. I like to use scalded dog. Do antelopes lumber? Cheetah, OK. He runs like a cheetah. He's fast. - Bud Foster

Emo Pseudo-Sith kills Han Solo, who happens to also be his dad

Don't let this comment take away from the fact that Arkansas blew a 24 point 2nd half lead in the Belk Bowl.
Don't let the Belk Bowl take away from the fact that Matt Ryan blew a 25 point 2nd half lead in the Super Bowl.

Han Solo shot first dies.

Princess General Leia Organa dies, too.

If you're reading the above post and thinking, "is this guy serious?!?," you can safely assume I'm not.

Soylent green is people

I swear to drunk, I'm not God

The under 40 crowd on here is googling upon reading this.

Not if they are sci-fi nerds

CAREFUL BRO, THAT'S A

S P O I L E R

Ah! Didn't recognize her with her shirt on.

/s but... y'know.

They find Nemo.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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They found Dory too.

Let's Go

HOKIES

Plus Dory's parents, which is really who was lost (but not from their point of view), because Dory was looking for them, but they weren't looking for her anymore, although they didn't know where she was, so they technically found her as well, making it a double Finding Dory.

If you're reading the above post and thinking, "is this guy serious?!?," you can safely assume I'm not.

Based on the plot of Finding Dory, Finding Nemo should have been called Finding Marlin

for consistency...

If a tree falls in Scott Stadium does it make a sound?

what did i miss?

I swear to drunk, I'm not God

Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic.

Is that a Granny Smith or Golden Delicious Apple...the people need to know!

Do yourself a favor and pick up an Ambrosia apple next grocery trip.

"Jerod Evans had more moves on that run than Bayer has aspirin!"

-Mike Burnop, 9/24/2016

#TeamGrannySmith

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Ooh, that sweet crispy crunch

Neither! Honeycrisp FTW!

If you're not eating Pink Lady/Cripps Pink, you're doing it wrong.

Apple varieties: The latest no holds barred, table flipping debate on TKP!!!!

Football off season...

Why the hell would anyone eat an apple when D'Anjou pears exist? That's like living halfway between Blacksburg and Hooville and heading north for your Saturday "entertainment" in the fall.

That's like bringing cinnamon rolls into a pie vs cake discussion.

Empire Apples are where it's at. Good crunch, balance of sweet and tart. Honeycrisps are a good second

Run to Win. Pass To Score

I'm a honeycrisp man, through and through. An empire can certainly be a great Apple, but I've never had a bad honeycrisp. Can't say the same for an empire.

New Zealand Braeburn will always be my favorite for crunching, so sweet, tart and crisp.

VTCC '86 Delta Company, Hokie in Peru

Where's the Fuji love?

"And then the real chess match began." - Justin Fuente

holy dear good oh my snap! don't do that after I get off of a plane.

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

Better than before, or you might have had to wait a few minutes to get off the plane.

Come to Blacksburg and see what the Hokie Pokie is really all about

Is there any reason that BAGs sauces are limited to just the 2017 recruiting class?

I've said too much already..... you know what I have said. (Bigger boat)

I'm gonna sit back and watch it all unfold.

"Welcome to the Terror Dome." -- Corey Moore

Unrelated to recruiting, is there any story behind the name "Beamer's Auto Garage?"

Old name was winter is coming(kind of stupid, so I changed) It was back when we had two fords on the team. Someone made a comment about all the fords in beamers garage and I ran with it.

"Welcome to the Terror Dome." -- Corey Moore

Soooo, to change it you created a new profile (asking for a friend)?

Is it football season yet?

Email joe and he will take care of it because he's awesome like that...

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You should at least attempt to get the 368 Turkey Legs migrated.

Not in it for the legs. I'm in it to see that god damn empty trophy case get filled before I breath my last Hokie breath on the beautiful earth!

"Welcome to the Terror Dome." -- Corey Moore

Here here. So say we all....

Reach for Excellence!

VT Football: It'll get after ya!

Proud Hokie since 2004.

Not in it for the legs.

"Welcome to the Terror Dome." -- Corey Moore

Nobody tell him the trophy case is gone...

Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic.

"Take care of the little things and the big things will come."

Not sure if bigger boat is required to fit all these newcomers poised to make an impact, or if a bigger boat is needed before we can catch all these big fish we're after. The phrasing leads me to the former, the JAWS gif leads me to the latter...then again attrition talk leans former...

My interpretation: a lot of big time recruits are seriously interested in us, more than we may currently have scholarship room for. So there will likely be significant attrition to bring on what could be a monster recruiting class, assuming everything falls perfectly.

So, all aboard BAG's hype boat!!

Trying to be positive...too many letdowns over the years

I hope this staff closes. They should all be at his house next week!

They should all be at that basketball game.

"And then the real chess match began." - Justin Fuente

I could watch "The Guiding Light" every day. Cut the drama. No one needs this BS crapola.

Click for President

"No one needs this BS crapola."

Except for a lot of us who clearly do. This is what we're here for. It satisfies my "thrill of victory/agony of defeat" requirement for January...

But you're right - Guiding Light is on somewhere.

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

Laughing here!

Click for President

I'm anticipating this as not happening for us. Figured I'd go with low expectations.

Man you guys are killing me with the 90's nostalgia.

Sometimes I like to leave off the /s just to mess with people.

Mhmm last VT recruit (Holston) announced before a big Recruiting Weekend at VT.

Hunters announcement seems to be right before another big Recruiting Weekend at VT.

It is no coincidence that Holston committed before the last big weekend, Proctor committed at the UA AA game, and that Hunter is committing before the next big weekend. This staff is doing a good job of maximizing the hype.

Whereas Auburn tries to maximize hype by having one of our guys de-commit right in the midst of the best comeback in school history...

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That was the lamest ever.

Don't know who came up with that one.

January 20 is shaping up to be a big-time weekend.

just off the top of my head...
Hunter announcement
Brini OV
Porcher OV

Garbutt OV as well

Hunter and Garbutt will commit on the same day to the Good Guys.

RVA Hokie. Class of 2011.

I hope Porcher and Brini too, becaues I want...

Got to check in with my guy tonight.

Like BAG has said, if this pans out....

Skimming over this I thought you said you had to check with your bag guy tonight.

RVA Hokie. Class of 2011.

lmao, Jesus Christ

He is a Hokie. That is all.

Me until NSD

"Jerod Evans had more moves on that run than Bayer has aspirin!"

-Mike Burnop, 9/24/2016

It's OK - I'm half asian

We have done ABSOLUTELY everything we could to keep this kid in state.

I have faith

Keep calm, Gobble on

How many Hardee's coupons did we send him?

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

Don't let this comment take away from the fact that Arkansas blew a 24 point 2nd half lead in the Belk Bowl.
Don't let the Belk Bowl take away from the fact that Matt Ryan blew a 25 point 2nd half lead in the Super Bowl.

25x25?

‘Boy, wake up, we’re going over the mountain,’ and that was code for we’re going to watch Virginia Tech play football today,'

Worry about someone else besides Hunter.....

Well at least we won't come in second, we'll come in third /s. Hope this guy picks the good guys!

Indian River grad (at the end of the Alonzo Mourning years) and hoping to see an alumnus in O&M. C'mon Devon; do the 757 proud.

"...sticks and stones may break my bones but I'm gonna kick you repeatedly in the balls Gardoki!"

I want to believe... but....

Don't let this comment take away from the fact that Arkansas blew a 24 point 2nd half lead in the Belk Bowl.
Don't let the Belk Bowl take away from the fact that Matt Ryan blew a 25 point 2nd half lead in the Super Bowl.

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See? Pie would never put you through a grueling course through multiple dimensions and lie to you just as you think you're safe. Just saying.

That team sure did suck last night. They just plain sucked! I mean I've seen teams suck before, but that was the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked.

GLaDOS tested subjects' willingness to complete tests for rewards of pie and the results were, well, unfortunate.

"Jerod Evans had more moves on that run than Bayer has aspirin!"

-Mike Burnop, 9/24/2016

Not gonna lie, this would be a great birthday present if he does commit to the Good Guys on that day.

“I’ve been here 23 years and he’s arguably the best player in college football in my time. It would be hard to name another player who had more impact on the game than what Corey Moore had that season.” - Bud Foster

Devon Hunter isn't coming to Virginia Tech. Not a chance in hell he comes here.

Interesting take

This is something sevenlayers always does when they want something. It's like reverse psychology.

"...When we step on that field, they bleed like we bleed and we're gonna show the world."
-Corey Marshall

Yeah Tammy from Finebaum was mentioning this:
(first caller)

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

I think this was the funniest thing I've listened to in a month.

I think this was the funniest saddest thing I've listened to in a month.

FTFY

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

The old "reverse psychology" trick.

Sure worked for good ole Tammy.

Well that was 5 minutes of my life I'll never get back.

"That move was slicker than a peeled onion in a bowl of snot." -Mike Burnop

Shit, I loved it. I listened to the first half hour of it cooking dinner last night. Phyllis was lit up.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

I enjoyed Tammy, but skip the first minute and twenty seconds of essentially dead recording.

I rather enjoyed this one:

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This is honestly why I cant stand that fan base. You won the natty LAST YEAR and FIVE OUT OF THE LAST 10. There are some fans who never see their team win a Natty in their lifetime. Yet you lose this year and destroy your television. Ok. Have fun spending your money on a new one asshole.

That team sure did suck last night. They just plain sucked! I mean I've seen teams suck before, but that was the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked.

Nothing, and I mean nooooothing compares to the Cowboys fan who lost his mind after the 6-1 Cowboys lost to the Redskins a couple years ago.

Warning, there's a bunch of NSFW language, so at least use headphones

Don't let this comment take away from the fact that Arkansas blew a 24 point 2nd half lead in the Belk Bowl.
Don't let the Belk Bowl take away from the fact that Matt Ryan blew a 25 point 2nd half lead in the Super Bowl.

....

this is just....sad

If a tree falls in Scott Stadium does it make a sound?

"Fuck y'all. I'm going to bed." He must have sent himself to his room to think about what he'd done because there is no way he's sleeping after that

"My favorite cocktail is bourbon on ice. It makes the ice taste better." - Jimmy Russell

Romo's timely poor play will get after ya...

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

Is this dude for real?? That's just INSANE. Holy shit.

See this is why all / any fan base shouldn't take this game too seriously. Life's not worth ruining over a bunch of 18-22 year olds (or pros if you like the NFL more) running around a field with a ball in their hand. And for the pro's, they'll go home to their millions of dollars while you have to go to home depot and spend thousands on the damage you just did to your home.

Perspective.

meh, not impressed. From the look of this guys house he makes a living making youtube videos such as this. "Send me $50 and I will make an embarrassing video of your rival getting beat"

.

I'd rather be at the Rivah.

Bahahaha! What a dumbass

@AMB4VT

who puts a tiny picture above their wall mounted TV? At least he has something to look at while his TV is broken.

Ya know, when a man works hard his entire life enduring hundreds of ladies, many of whom he does not even remember you'd like to think that at the end of the day he will be given a lot of money, without having had to earn it.

I wouldn't be so sure.....

"Vick's so amazing, that unleashing his skills on some poor defense is almost unsportsmanlike. It's not fair."
- Chris Fowler, ESPN analyst

If it worked for games during the season, right? Now could you do this for every recruit we want?

"That move was slicker than a peeled onion in a bowl of snot." -Mike Burnop

Devon Hunter isn't coming to Virginia Tech. Not a chance in hell he comes here.

Hmmm...some what of veiled attempt to get Beamer's Auto to drop some info on us?

I've told you all I know!

"Welcome to the Terror Dome." -- Corey Moore

I see Eddie Murphy is trying out for the lead role in the John Blake biopic

Don't let this comment take away from the fact that Arkansas blew a 24 point 2nd half lead in the Belk Bowl.
Don't let the Belk Bowl take away from the fact that Matt Ryan blew a 25 point 2nd half lead in the Super Bowl.

Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic.

inauguration day?

If a tree falls in Scott Stadium does it make a sound?

De.....von.....Hunter....is....a.....HOKIE

‘Boy, wake up, we’re going over the mountain,’ and that was code for we’re going to watch Virginia Tech play football today,'

2 more CB's our way.

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Just going to hurt even more when he picks Bama.

Curious, anyone have any intel on whether recruits read these forums or not?

Are 'they' among us?

‘Boy, wake up, we’re going over the mountain,’ and that was code for we’re going to watch Virginia Tech play football today,'

Not sure. I assume everyone does, but I'm constantly amazed at how many hokie fans don't know TKP exists.

I know when we were recruiting Mook Reynolds his dad became a member and was a regular poster. So there is certainly a precedence.

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he still posts from time to time

Don't let this comment take away from the fact that Arkansas blew a 24 point 2nd half lead in the Belk Bowl.
Don't let the Belk Bowl take away from the fact that Matt Ryan blew a 25 point 2nd half lead in the Super Bowl.

yeah, but Mook's not a recruit anymore so it isn't exactly relevant to the question.

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I wish "Drunk Papa Mook" could become a regular feature article.

"And then the real chess match began." - Justin Fuente

I'd love a periodic Mook Musings

Don't let this comment take away from the fact that Arkansas blew a 24 point 2nd half lead in the Belk Bowl.
Don't let the Belk Bowl take away from the fact that Matt Ryan blew a 25 point 2nd half lead in the Super Bowl.

Devon Hunter's reading this like "why the hell are they talking about Rhode Island and apples?"

"My favorite cocktail is bourbon on ice. It makes the ice taste better." - Jimmy Russell

If he asks that, then he doesn't TKP hard enough. I won't hold that against him, as long as he's saving his focus for Bud's defense.

Ole Miss 247 insider sent a CB our way and they just hired Auburn's DB coach

Keep calm, Gobble on

This thread;

Click for President

Pair o' bowlas?

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That joke was rather derivative, don't you think?

Only at one point.

It's a prime example.

There is a article on 247 about the next few weeks for tech as far as recruiting ..But can't see unless u are a member ..Anybody here
subscribe?

We try not to share info from behind the paywalls. Respecting their product and all.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

*something something* not getting quality work/production?information off the internet for free *something something*

on a side note, what are the tkpc numbers like?

/s

Recruits are going to places and good or bad things may or may not happen when they go to those places. Blacksburg is one of the places.

#sauces?

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Can confirm, this one is a #marinade

Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate, and hetzers gonna hetz

Also big if true.

@hokie_rd

Hey guys, it's been a fun basketball season and recruiting cycle so far, but I'm taking this moment to announce that I will not be online 1/20 for the commitment. May not hear from me again until football season. Any questions, just check the Virginian-Pilot or Wavy 10 next weekend, not the sports page.

Let's Go!

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-What we do is, if we need that extra push, you know what we do? -Put it up to fully dipped? -Fully dipped. Exactly. It's dork magic.

#sauces say 'Thank You'

‘Boy, wake up, we’re going over the mountain,’ and that was code for we’re going to watch Virginia Tech play football today,'

Maybe I should have put this in the attrition thread.

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-What we do is, if we need that extra push, you know what we do? -Put it up to fully dipped? -Fully dipped. Exactly. It's dork magic.

be safe

Safe swift travels and Thanks for your service!

I presume this is service related, if so, stay safe Sir, and thank you.

Thanks for your service. Wishing you safe travels.

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

Thanks brother stay frosty

Semper Fi

Remember you can get out early for "good behavior", but don't take no shit from nobody.

Come to Blacksburg and see what the Hokie Pokie is really all about

Soooooooooooo....any Fla. Hokies tell us the weather down there today..........Heard its typically terrible this time of the year.

‘Boy, wake up, we’re going over the mountain,’ and that was code for we’re going to watch Virginia Tech play football today,'

Partly cloudy and a nice 80 degrees - Tampa, Fl. Why does this matter to recruiting?

-Semper Primus

Just alluding to the tweets hes been dropping and trying to find a glimmer of sunshine.

‘Boy, wake up, we’re going over the mountain,’ and that was code for we’re going to watch Virginia Tech play football today,'

It was 82 muggy as hell and a light rain on and off.

Enjoy the weekend HOKIES, next Friday's going to be "lit".

Hopefully BudFu said hi to his mom.

Yeah, Devon's twitter is pretty depressing this weekend. Gonna tune myself out of it until Friday and hope for the best.

I'm your huckleberry

This is exactly what I was talking about. I will say, he is still liking some pro-Bburg responses, but really hoping didn't see him in a swamp jersey

‘Boy, wake up, we’re going over the mountain,’ and that was code for we’re going to watch Virginia Tech play football today,'

Don't think I've read before that we've discussed a 2 sides of the ball approach with Hunter.

Mentioned here

We NEED this guy to create MO for next few classes in state!

May I say....

Dude is playing this for all its worth. If he was all in for Tech should have committed long ago to help the rest of the class. Not counting on him at all

Or he's just a 18 year old kid who's enjoying a once in a lifetime opportunity.

R-E-L-A-X

"Vick's so amazing, that unleashing his skills on some poor defense is almost unsportsmanlike. It's not fair."
- Chris Fowler, ESPN analyst

I am relaxed, just not counting on him. Give me Keene, Hooker, Kearney, Capehart etc anyday. They haven't led 6 schools on until the very end like Hunter has. Even Sweat and Nnadi were pretty much down to 2 schools which I can understand but not 6. D will be nasty with or without him.

D will be nasty with or without him.

"America is all about speed. Hot, nasty, badass speed." -Eleanor Roosevelt

‘Boy, wake up, we’re going over the mountain,’ and that was code for we’re going to watch Virginia Tech play football today,'

So you don't want Hunter because he has 6 finalists? Interesting.
I am going to be happy to celebrate him jumping on board next weekend. Of course he told the VT coaches he is on board about a month ago....hope that was the truth.....

Exactly. It's not like he's dating six women at the same time and choosing. I'd rather have someone explore and mull over their options and then pick VT. That's a statement. I am, however, concerned he might not pick us.

Didn't say I didn't want him. Said we will be fine either way. If he told our coaches he was coming a month ago (which I doubt), then he is playing all these other schools. There are still plenty of kids that explore their options thoroughly, make a firm decision and stick with it without turning the process into a circus.

It isn't a circus

If I had a kid that was being recruited by multiple D1 schools I would advise them to enjoy the process because it's not going to happen again. I would also tell them to be sure when they commit. Maybe that's what Hunter is doing. It's not an easy decision for a 16-18 year old.

Exactly. I wish he'd commit but VT has done everything they could

I agree and would advise the same. But he has been enjoying for 3 plus years and obviously still enjoying it. There is no way he is still genuinely considering 6 schools at this point but that keeps him in the spotlight as long as possible. That's all I am saying. Again, love for him to be a Hokie but we will be fine either way.

If we are going to make the kind of jump in recruiting that is needed, get used to these kind of theatrics. This is how it plays out when you're in it for one of the top recruits in the nation.

"And then the real chess match began." - Justin Fuente

I think we'll be finer with him.

Welcome to recruiting....kids tell coaches all different things....and Hunter will be a Hokie..

I'm hoping for a mook-esque result here...

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I'll be bummed if hunter doesn't sign with us but I'm assuming he is just enjoying his free visits being a young adult. I know I would. Maybe he's enjoying his visits because he knows he saying close to home!

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Hunter loves the spotlight. I can understand that. He is an 18 year old with a bright future. Anytime a positive tweet is made about him, he retweets it. I don't blame him. A kid like him probably wants to get to play early and get to the NFL as soon as possible. No Chuck Clark and our track record of putting DBs in the NFL has to be attractive to someone of his personality. That gives me a good feeling.

BUT, it seems as if Tech has been the favorite for awhile. The fact that he keeps pushing back his commitment date concerns me. While I do think he will commit on January 20th, I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't. Either he is milking this attention for everything it has, or he is looking for another school to surpass Tech. He has done an excellent job of keeping people on his toes.

Whatever he does, I wish him the best. I do believe this will be a solid defensive class, with or without Hunter, but a commitment like him can alter how others see your program for years to come, especially now that it looks like Hokie football is on the way back to being a power. If other big time recruits see Hunter commit, they'll start paying attention. They'll see an offense that is exciting and predicated on putting players in position to succeed and they'll see a defense that, with the correct personnel, can dominate opposing offenses.

If Hunter signs with Virginia Tech Friday, it could be the single biggest signing we've had since Michael Vick. I really hope the coaches do an excellent job of making him forget everything about Gainesville, Florida, in the next five days.

Marshall University student.
Virginia Tech fanatic.

Or Single biggest signing since Kevin Jones, or Marcus Vick, or Tyrod Taylor, or Kendal Fuller. We have had more than a couple big signings since Vick unless you meant his stupid brother Marcus, which we still had two after that. Remember MV7 was not a huge signing. He was quietly playing second fiddle in VA high school football to Ronald Curry.

"Facyson is a baller."
-CFB

I was wondering how MV7 was viewed when he was signed. I saw Mike as a 10th grader at Ferguson High and started telling everyone that would listen that he was better than Curry. His senior year at Warwick, Curry went undefeated and won the state C'ship at Hampton. They blew out everyone but Warwick that year. The score was 27-17 I believe. Most Hampton games were something like 55-7 that year. They were loaded......

Most Hokies back then were fine with Vick because we knew he was related to Dwight "big" Vick, he also spurned the 'Cuse, and we knew Curry wasn't coming to VT anyway.

Oh and we saw his highlight reels.

Tweedy can run like a dadgum antelope or whatever. I like to use scalded dog. Do antelopes lumber? Cheetah, OK. He runs like a cheetah. He's fast. - Bud Foster

All of those guys were big signngs in their own right. But Michael Vick put our program on the map. Fuente will be a second year head coach, and if we already have 5-stars committing to us, after a 10-win season, that'd be bigger than all of those, IMO.

Marshall University student.
Virginia Tech fanatic.

This kid has a announcement set Jan 20th? Yet he is supposed to be visiting Auburn that day? Should we seriously be worried about Auburn? I dunno guys, either he is taking full advantage of this recruitment or we have memoirs of J. Sweat coming back. Either way, with this new Hokies Coaching staff more national attention is coming back to us. We may not get everyone our first year with Coach Fu but more kids are paying attention to what is going on in Blacksburg.

-Semper Primus

What's the word on Garbutt? His name doesn't seem to come up anymore and he was 4th the ranked recruit in Statement17 before he de-committed.

Everyone assumes it's going to be VT or Pitt. Rumor was his coach was pushing hard for him to go to Pitt. He was on his official visit to Pitt this weekend and will take his official to VT next weekend. He seems to be playing his decision very close to the vest.

The only TKPer to not like Bourbon

His official visit to VT is Jan 20. I expect him to commit to VT that weekend.

"And then the real chess match began." - Justin Fuente

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

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I'm just hoping something good happens for this nation on the 20th.

The Hokie Nation, of course

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Image result for jimmy fallon donald trump it's going to be huge

Being that I have no Saucers, I've watched Twitter hard and my hopes flutter every time I see Charlie Wiles like the D Hunter posts when someone retweets his Fla jersey photo shoot....almost like hes saying, this is going to be great. That or I picture Wiles being like...'what does this button do?'

‘Boy, wake up, we’re going over the mountain,’ and that was code for we’re going to watch Virginia Tech play football today,'

What does #tbt mean and do we know a time he plans on commiting tomorrow?

Throw back Thursday

As in, "hey, remember when We let you do the reveal of our badass surprise uniforms for Bristol?" Well here's a picture of that stuff in case you don't.

He's commuting during a HS bball game at Indian river tomorrow. I think 7ish...totally guessing

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Ahh, thats pretty awesome, thanks! And good on fuente for chasing him till the finish.

Someone also pointed out in another thread the locker number of 120....as in 1/20. Really nice touch

1 Crystal ball went to UNC but from a UNCheat writer.

Yea but, he's not the insider and the insider Ross Martin CB'd to us

Keep calm, Gobble on

Exactly my point he just did it because....

He also has since switched it to Florida.

"Vick's so amazing, that unleashing his skills on some poor defense is almost unsportsmanlike. It's not fair."
- Chris Fowler, ESPN analyst

He actually admitted on Twitter that he was guessing.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

Guerry had a tweet that had tomorrow and gif of Kam. Makes me wonder if he was giving a hint.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

less than 24hrs until he announces

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

Todays the day!

Where's the beef?

Maybe I'm blind, but did anyone say what time the announcement will be?

7pm Eastern

The round ball game starts at 7 and in his tweet he said it would be announced at halftime... So probably closer to 8?

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I'd rather be at the Rivah.

Good gracious we are putting the full court press on this kid. I can't remember a time that we've recruited a single player to this extent. All of the players are tweeting at him, ex Hokies are tweeting at him, Fuente seemingly tweeting about him. THIS is a welcome change

I think coaches did the "full court press" in the more traditional way in years past...visits, phone calls, etc.

VT recruiting has grown significantly in the last couple of years and I think the hiring of recruiting personnel and the use of social media has been a huge part of that.

Obviously, having a younger coach with new ideas has changed some things too.

The rules on using social media for recruiting have changed as well- in the past coaches, teams etc. couldn't publicly interact w/recruits on social media. Now they're allowed (which is why the VT football account flooded people with retweets of Devon Hunter on August 1st).

Absolutely.

But guys like Bud Foster were not very active on social media until this year when Fuente showed up. Beamer never would have been on twitter.

No. Stop.

Stormtroopers miss everything they shoot at and I swear to god if we miss on Hunter I'm blaming this GIF.

Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate, and hetzers gonna hetz

Was Dickens foreshadowing 01/20/2017 when he said "it was the best of times, it was the worst of times"?

best of times = Hunter committing to the good guys
worst of times = Inauguration

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

Won't downvote you because you're new here, and might not have known any better.

That said, don't talk about politics on TKP. That's a quick path to a rough spanking.

Don't let this comment take away from the fact that Arkansas blew a 24 point 2nd half lead in the Belk Bowl.
Don't let the Belk Bowl take away from the fact that Matt Ryan blew a 25 point 2nd half lead in the Super Bowl.

I'll avoid politics in the future... that said I kind of like rough spankings.

Joe - "The first rule of TKP is we do not talk about religion or politics. The second rule of TKP is we do not talk about religion or politics."
TKPer - "Shouldn't it be 'the first rule of TKP is we do not talk about TKP?'"
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pushing the envelope early...I like your style

If a tree falls in Scott Stadium does it make a sound?

Have to respect it!

I mean we are all holding our breath waiting on an 18 year old to tell us where he is going to college... gotta do something to keep it interesting.

"Welcome to the Terror Dome." -- Corey Moore

Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate, and hetzers gonna hetz

I think I understand more about the contents of this book than I do this gif and why it applies here.

It means nothing to me...

Damn! I thought it was funny, as in the new guy learning about posting about politics. Oh well. sometimes you just

FAIL!

bruh

So I woke up and its raining in the Triangle...

So clearly his commitment doesn't count

Don't let this comment take away from the fact that Arkansas blew a 24 point 2nd half lead in the Belk Bowl.
Don't let the Belk Bowl take away from the fact that Matt Ryan blew a 25 point 2nd half lead in the Super Bowl.

If Hunter decide not to commit to VT, I won't put this on the coaching staff. This current administration has made leaps and bounds in terms of "modern" recruiting and they literally used everything in their arsenal for him to commit.

I realize there are no "moral victories" in recruiting but I think this was a "win-win" recruitment for our coaching staff regardless of the outcome.

While no coach can ever 'control' these decisions, ultimately results matter. These are the types of recruiting battles we must win in order to take the next step. He is just one player (at a playmaking position for us) that isn't going to make or break us, but the first data point in a trend has to start somewhere...

He could be a "Chris Clarke" recruit for us

Its the right step no matter the outcome.

With this kind of effort and momentum and re-branding, heavy emphasis on the latter two, I don't think the previous staff had an issue as much with effort.

I think the biggest thing with this new staff was a refreshing of the message. It became stale repetition of 'this staff cant recruit or win big games' as if they somehow forgot that same staff was able to land Kevin Jones the number one recruit in the nation, Tyrod Taylor, Ryan 'MF' Williams, Laurence Gibson, Kyshoen Jarrett, Macho Harris...

There were some misses but the overall conversation still continued that they couldnt recruit while pulling in blue-chip players like Joel Caleb, Kendall Fuller, Wyatt Teller, Holland Fisher, Tim Settle.

I think the conversation just needed to be refreshed and I think the staff as a whole has done a really great job of telling a new exciting story with a new offense and the best defensive coordinator in the game. The young and exciting brand of Virginia Tech I only see gaining momentum.

Is there anywhere to see hunters commitment live ????

The link in that tweet sends you to one of their news pages, I'm not sure you can actually watch from that link... I could be terribly mistaken here.

Is it football season yet?

It's not halftime at the basketball game yet. Live feed won't be up until then.

"I would like to announce that I'll be committing live on National Signing Day."

This place would explode

We got him!