January 2017 Recruiting Thread Part II

The other thread was getting very long and cluttered. Per VTGuitarman's suggestion, I created a new thread. Post away!

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Now is the toughest time until summer. There is a dead period. We are left with rumor and inuendo until the official visits starts.

There is a junior day on Saturday. Hopefully it blows up.

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inuendo

When is last chance u coming out on Netflix? It's the perfect way to find where last chance guys end up.

Apparently this year's qb was another fsu guy who is supposed to be really good

Hokies, Local Soccer, AFC Ajax, Ravens

Season 1 debuted on the last few days of July in 2016. I believe that it is planned that Season 2 will come out around the same time in 2017.

@vtscottyb

I am behind on Cruitin this year-can you recap the guys still on the board we hope to land?
Devon Hunter, Zion Dubose, Garbutt, Privi??

"Welcome to the terror dome!"

brad Johnson, Robert porcher, ameer speed, vic dumekje (spelling) are a few others.

Not 100% positive how you spell Vic's last name but pretty sure it's K-E-V-I-N

Lets GO!!!!

Here's the list I came up with looking at 247:

Uncommitted
Austin Connor - 3* WR
Tyjuan Garbutt - 4* ATH
Devonn Hunter - 4* S
Tank Robinson - 3/4* S
A.J. Deshazor - 3* S
Latavious Brini - 4* CB
Ameer Speed - 3/4* CB
Louis Acceus - 3* OLB
Victor Dimukeje - 3* DT
Janaz Jordan - DT
Brad Johnson - 4* WDE
Robert Porcher IV - 3* WDE
Zion Debose - 3* WDE
Mekhi Becton - 3/4* OT

Committed, Possible Flips
Mystery Person - 4/5* DB
Dazz Newsome - 3* ATH
Dylan Rivers - 4* OLB

Person looks like he could be a complete game changer. I hear he's got one hell of an offer list

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'm down for Mystery Person!

Reach for Excellence!

VT Football: It'll get after ya!

Proud Hokie since 2004.

So Brini's not the mystery person?

My #Sauces are telling me that Mystery Person will be even better than John Doe and Anonymous...combined.

A real known-unknown.

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Mekhi Becton and Devon Hunter should be top priority imo. Great list though maybe should be added to each description going forward.

Are we seriously in it for Becton? I thought we had been on the outside looking in for months now.

I have no idea, I tend to stay at more arms length away than most. I just know that he's the only OL left on that list.

He's giving VT an OV the weekend of the 27th I believe.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

24/7 says he'll be at Michigan St. on the 27th. Has that changed?

According to the 247 Bolt App (free on iPhones), he is now planning on visiting the 27th but that could change to the 20th. Either way, seems like plans have changed and he will give VT an OV.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

Does Mystery Person have a highlight tape? He sounds intriguing!

In very light pencil, you could add Laborn to the bottom of the list.

But I would write it small because he seems to .....you know.....not respect us at all...

Edit: Sigh... Alright calm down folks. Sorry Guitar I was just drawing attention to what you were articulating in the previous thread...

Annnnd on a lighter note (and to actually give this post some sort of substance) I enjoyed 2017 Hokie commit Caleb Farley's tweet about the game tonight...

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

There's no need to start trying to call people out. New thread, move on. I still want to formulate a real policy and if we do start getting too many threads, I will simply delete the ones that are unnecessary.

just a thought, there is a comment limit in the code already is there not? if it reaches the limit then it creates a new page. Haven't we hit that once of twice before. In that line of thinking couldn't you set the limit to be a lower number and save on new thread?

Not necessarily advocating for one way or another. I fall into the "its too long so my VPN that breaches the Great Firewall stops giving a shit and loads only a portion of the comments" category. Oddly once threads get over 300 its faster to view without VPN but then I don't see the embedded tweets, instagrams and the sweet, sweet gifs.

Edit: All good man.

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

So with possible attrition being mentioned would it hurt for them to go all out and maybe bring in close to 30 recruits in this class? Garbutt, Debose, Johnson, Dimukeje, Speed, Brini, Hunter and a possible recruit stolen from another team. Add 8 more to what we have now and whoever wants to leave let them. Would this be too many offers or safe to take them all based on Fuentes comments? Because I want all of them haha, can't go wrong with a young team with a lot of talent and potential.

FIRST DOWN, HOKIES!

Can only carry 85 at one time (we tried fudging that already).

It will take a good amount of "attrition" just to get to 25; there were only 9 graduating seniors on the roster. Add 3 early outs, that's 12. Add three (?) early grads, that's 15. Add maybe 5 (?) for unfilled roster spots; that's 20.

Danielle will earn her keep this winter.

edit: cds7c put the attrition O/U at 8.5...that's as good a guess as any

I'm sure she'll do great. She's very qualified.

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http://www.roanoke.com/sports/columns_and_blogs/blogs/andy_bitter_virgin...

It looks like they went into the year at around 79 scholarship players, maybe fewer depending on who left after that article was written in May. So you have 6 spots, plus the 12 guys graduating/leaving early. There will probably/definitely be some redshirt juniors who will have their degrees and move on, and at least one running back will be taking his talents elsewhere.

Edit: It's probably also safe to assume that at least three commits won't qualify and will end up at Fork Union. I'm not basing that on anything other than recent history.

I thought you were limited to 25 per class?

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Limited to 25 per class per year. The NCAA definition of year allows early enrollees to either count the academic year they arrive or the "football season" year. So early enrollees this January can either be counted against 2016's recruiting limit of 25 or 2017's recruiting limit of 25.

Since 2016 didn't have 25 enrollees (and a bunch of those that did enroll were early so could be counted against 2015), this year's January early enrollees can count against 2016.

Does anyone know anything on Dylan Rivers? Isn't his girlfriend a Hokie?

work to be done but we still are in a good position.

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

really want him the guys a stud. former coworker played against him and said even as a freshman the guy was a man among boys out there

Taylor, looking desperately throws it deep..HAS A MAN OPEN DANNY COALE WITH A CATCH ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE FIVE!!!!....hes still open

go hit on his girl and let him know you're going to steal her away if he doesn't come to VT to protect her.

Someone else is gonna have to do that one, I'm engaged, graduated, and freezing my bum off in Wisconsin

Taylor, looking desperately throws it deep..HAS A MAN OPEN DANNY COALE WITH A CATCH ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE FIVE!!!!....hes still open

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

Wait.

Better?

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

First one was better.

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The first one was perfect.

Well... That is... something...

That I hope to never see again

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Disturbing. That's what it is.

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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

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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

You're goddamn right.

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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

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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

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

I... watched that whole season.

I don't even know what that's from. I just searched "you guys" on giphy and thought that one was funny

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

It definitely wasn't from JoJo Fletcher's season of the Bachelorette.

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

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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

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OH HI GUYS

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

@hokie_rd

We need to get the word out to recruits that the ACC is the best conference with the best coaches and competition. The way too early top 25 is still loaded with sec scrubs.

So true. I also never understand the pre-season ranking of Nebraska every season. Is any one else still pissed that PITT and UNC messed up the ACC bowl record with shit losses to Northwestern and Stanford(missing Stud RB)? I can only hope that two of our rivals losing only helps VT in recruiting.

Pour some Beer on it

I'm glad UNC lost

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I am glad Narduzzi lost. Screw Narduzzi

georgebd

I'm really looking forward to the Pitt Hate week thread (might as well call it the "Fuck Pat Narduzzi thread") next season

Now that's a thread I wouldn't mind seeing constantly throughout the year.

So no OV to Auburn or Bama. That can't be bad news.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

Typically OVs last 2 or 3 days though. A one day OV would be rare, I believe.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

Arrive Friday, stay Saturday and most of Sunday, fly back in time for the night basketball game.

Calendar fail.

The 19th is a Thursday though.

20th is a friday

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

The 21st is a Saturday though

I love this place.

Joe has made a thread for this. Please don't clutter the comments here when there's already a thread for the announcement. /s/s/s/s

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Announcements! I can't stand the anticipation!

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I love how you've embraced the shitpost gif. Just show up where people want news and just cause chaos.

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This is clearly a hypothetical. But what if this is the greatest troll job ever on TKP? Previous info has been spot on but, what if? I wouldn't even be mad, BAG.

Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate

Sorry, years of Hokie crootin' has scarred me. But no, I believe BAG and I just have a feeling this next few weeks are going to really be a dawning of a new age in VT football.

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Easy there Satan.

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It seems like all of our positions have plenty of options we just need people to seize the opportunity when it comes. Across the board on offense and defense it is impressive how far we have come, and then the coaching staff changes, strength and conditioning, support personnel and Whit being at the helm. I remember going into the 2012 season there were more questions than answers and barely any weapons on offense now it seems like all skill positions, the line, qb's are all loaded and same with D especially in the secondary, linebacker and it looks like this class could reload the line. I am really happy about what all has been done to fix the problems we had. I will be upset if we don't get Hunter but if we don't I am high on Edmunds, Floyd, Alleyne, Mook, and seeing how Quillen, Smith and Newsome pan out so I will have comfort in that aspect and I'm also wondering if we will ever see Shawn Payne or Duwayne Johnson play at CB or safety.

FIRST DOWN, HOKIES!

This is so brilliantly unclear.

who knows. Reading some of his previous tweets he likes to be vague and leave people guessing. he is pretty good at it.

.

.

I'd rather be at the Rivah.

My interpretation is that this kid fully embraces the ability to troll the hell out of people on Twitter

And I'll be honest, I'm impressed

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 like to look at it as, while other schools need to give recruits loads of cash and fill their head with lies and bullshit, VT recruits need nothing in return for playing for a great coach and attending such a wonderful university.

At least he didn't say money.

That was one of the best scenes in Last Chance U. When Southeastern Louisiana asked the kid what it would take for him to come and he said $$$$$.

RVA Hokie. Class of 2011.

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Can someone break this down for those who have twitter blocked at work?

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-What would it take for you to commit to VT?
— Tbh... Nothing

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"What would it take for you to commit to VT? — Tbh... Nothing"

Thanks!!

You can interpret this tweet a lot of ways, I've compiled a list of interpretations in order of likelyness:
1) He wants three boat houses but has received nothing so far.
2) He wants some tomato bisque horseradish but nothing like that exists.
3) He wants a Trip to the Beach in Hawaii so that he can have nothing on his mind.
4) He wants toddler babysitting help so that he can do nothing.
5) He wants topless bar hotties, which we do not have in Blacksburg.

I think we are in good shape as long as we narrow down what it is he wants and we can deliver without getting caught by the NCAA (I'm currently in class at UNC learning how not to get caught cheating by the NCAA).

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.

Doesn't matter if you get caught if the NCAA refuses to do anything about it. I think you missed that part of the lecture.

High 4* WR (2019) Jacoby Pinckney named us the favorite

Keep calm, Gobble on

Dorman is a legit high school powerhouse, that's awesome to hear. Also, Dorman has a larger campus than most of the colleges in South Carolina. They have an on-campus transit system and people refer to it as Dorman University.

As an alumnus of Dorman and the Dorman football program I can confirm this statement. Also, played with his older brother Brandon who is now a DB at App State. Athletic family and Dorman runs a very similar offense to Fuentes.

They messed up when they came down 81.

Is that you, Andrew Lanier?

(j/k)

When I was in the band in high school we used to compete against Dorman. They were crazy good and looked like a college band. I always marvel at how big that school is when we pass it on the way to the beach.

"Tyrod, looking desperately, now throws it deep, has a man open, CAUUUGHT! Danny Coale, all the way!"

I have 3 favorite teams. VT, Kentucky, and whoever the hell is playing Tennessee.

impressed how carefully written that was.

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

great news, and while I know it's super early, thought this would be appropriate

This pleases me.

And really, after watching what we did this year, why would any WR not seriously consider us? Our ability to get the ball to our playmakers this year in space in the secondary was impressive. Players with legitimate talent will put up huge numbers under the Fuente system and look real good to NFL scouts.

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.

psh, you're just saying that because we were just 17 yards short of having two 1,000 yard receivers...

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With a QB who took his first practice snap for VT in August... But I digress....

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.

Evans was around for spring practice fwiw

???

With a QB who took his first practice snap for VT in August

Evans enrolled in the spring last season and participated in spring practice

Evans was here for spring ball.

Evans enrolled in the spring last season and participated in spring practice

Evans was here for spring ball.

Guys....I'm not sure....but I think Evans was around for spring

Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate

Is he that one from Bethel High?

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

No, I think it was Winchester

Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate

It's pronounced "Kevin"

Ricky Walker is pronounced "Kevin "?

You broke it :(

???

stick it in, stick it in, stick it in!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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

Kenny

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

So you're saying Lawson might transfer?

Edit: Obviously I don't really care about the legs but I love that every time this gets upvoted somebody else makes sure to downvote it back to 0, lol.

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

But was his first practice snaps in August?

That was before he switched to tight end

Were these the kind of posts you meant VTGM?? :D

Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

The teeth are creepy enough, why do the eyes have to move? Also don't reply to the picture because then you get a really big grainy version.

in Fuller we trust

ALLWAYS CARE ABOUT THE LEGS... do you even lift bro?

Pat Narduzzi skips leg day.

I was gonna upvote, but then I read your edit and saw my chance to fulfill the prophecy.

Haha the post actually went to +2 after the edit and as of now is back down to 0.

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

I must be in the early stages of old timers disease.

This thread will make anyone feel that way

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Welp there goes the new Recruiting Thread. We'll need a part 3 before you know it.

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

I kinda like off season activity.

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TACO BELL!

Big if true.

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Y'all downvote this but I'm about to speak the dam truth! If you have this many non-relevant comments in a recruiting posts you need to learn what "signal to noise ratio" means. Sorry but this thread is getting screwed by posters that don't have the brains to be an adult!

/s, obviously

Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate

You are 100% right

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

Well this thread went to the shitter really quick!!

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

Oh is it time for some crazy Nic Cage gifs now?

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

Reckon so.

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

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

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.

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

It's OK - I'm half asian

I just feel bad for the people who haven't checked TKP all day and get home from work and find all these comments on the Recruiting Thread.

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

Not me. I often wish I had a job that didn't allow me to check my phone every hour half-hour ok, fine, every 20 15 minutes.

They get to binge-scroll. Probably really satisfying, and must save a lot of time. I'm a fan.

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

Yeah, not gonna lie, pretty disappointed it's all shitty memes.

That is overly harsh, the memes made me laugh... and I don't want to work today

in Fuller we trust

Idk, to me they seem like it's done by people how just discovered what a gif was haha.

I just checked this thread for the first time. I've been reading all of it. Maybe, I should get back to work.

So this is why our recruiting threads have way too many comments lol

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All the way back to Thriller! I LOVE it! Best short movie within a movie for me!

This is why we cant have nice things...

/s

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

My God, I love Offseason TKP

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 thread epitomizes TKP.

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

you misspelled lobotomizes

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Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate

She seems very well qualified to me so I will allow it.

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

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

All of you are in the unpenalty box for a while. Don't email me in a month if you want to get out.

Let's Go

HOKIES

What these recruiting threads keep doing to me...

Is it football season yet?

We offseason now.

We don't just offseason. We offseason well.

According to the Vols 247 we seem to have an edge here

Keep calm, Gobble on

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Legs for BDavis

5 (teams to choose from) - 3 (Vt 3rd one down) = 2. 2 + 9 (his number) = 11. 1 / 1 = 1. VT is the one true choice confirmed.

The math checks out.

Pointing right at VT. He's a lock folks.

How do you check cell phone battery life from a twitter post?

Fucking Christ, I think we just shot our entire offseason wad in one thread.

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

I hate the image, but I gotta give you a leg for the way you frame it.

It's just a cartoon of a guy who had an accidental glue explosion copying 5-minute DIY craft videos on youtube. It's SFW.

/s

Let's Go

HOKIES

Is Raymon Minor a Defensive End now? Heard through the grape vine it could happen...

FIRST DOWN, HOKIES!

I thought he left the program?

Came back soon after.

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Thought he left again? Can't keep it straight.

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

I thought he came back again.

Still part of the team as of the bowl game.

Underrated comment

@hokie_rd

I appreciate the occasional gifs, especially during the offseason since a lot of Hokies here are pretty damn funny but what is the point of people asking for a new recruiting threads (again) if most people who are posting are just jokes/gifs/non-recruiting posts, and as a result cause more noise than anything else.

I come here to check to see if there is any recruiting updates and see 50-100+ new posts in the (insert month and year) recruiting thread Part (insert #) and expect some worthwhile, whether it be good, bad, anything in between, posts yet to see all of this. Maybe its just me, but I feel I wasted my time scrolling through all of the gifs looking for some substance yet to be disappointed.

Not a big deal, but just my .02 and wonder if others agree?

Bleeding burnt orange and chicago maroon

I agree but oh well. It happens.

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yea thats how I feel.... its going to happen and in no way I want the gifs to stop but it seems a bit overboard especially after many people asking for new threads/creating it on their own. But like I said, not a huge deal.

Bleeding burnt orange and chicago maroon

You know that friend that still thinks get 'R done jokes are funny and you have to tell them that the cable guy is now a prilosec spokesman. I kind of feel like that sometimes when seeing the same gif, Lawson joke, or pun for the 100th time.

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Big news will get its own thread, or should. This is a catch all and will like most threads on TKP go off the rails. To me it's what separates us from them. We have such a wide variety of people here that every thread is fun AND educational.

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yea I hear ya, but a lot of the substance/educational things can easily get lost with everything else

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Soooo you're saying I should create a January recruiting thread part 3. Got it.

To be fair, French warned you at the top of the thread,

There is a dead period. We are left with rumor and inuendo until the official visits starts.

When the rumors start to dry up the empty space is filled with innuendo.

I wish there was a way to automatically have posts with gifs close. Only about 5% actually make me chuckle; the rest are basically lame and can make page loading a nightmare.

And I can live without the chuckles.

Soooo many threads collapsed in this one

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

And it begins..... Seth Dooley will be transferring.

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

Wait isn't Dooley a DE? That's a position Tech needs people, surprised.

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Awesome, this mean we'll be able to take more DEs in this class.

presumably he has graduated, or will in the spring and he hasn't contributed a lot in terms of sacks, tfl, and tackles; probably wasn't going to make the two deep next year (seemed like he was behind hill and gaines this year)... this seems to make sense for both parties. i thank him for his effort and hard work at vt and wish him the best

May need a whole new thread for just attrition, transfers, etc.

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May need a whole new thread for just attrition, transfers, etc. off topic banter.

Although, I do see where he created that thread. Good suggestion. That thread is next in my 13-new-tab-what-happened-on-TKP-last-night morning ritual.

If we get the Dean of DBU, will he put other receivers on double secret probation?

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 didn't TKP much yesterday, but by the looks of it everyone was as bored at work as I am today. LOL

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I did it guys. I read the whole thing.

Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate

"Read" is a strong word for what you do in this thread. In my opinion this thread just sort of happens to you.

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

Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate

Two CB's going to USF for Brini

One CB from VT Scoop contributor, the other from InsidetheU.........

Weird. They must have a Strong recruiter.

RVA Hokie. Class of 2011.

Lights gifs are wildly underrated.

His recruitment has a lonnnng way to go. Was and is going to be a dogfight.

This isn't a good or bad thing, it's simply just a thing. Doesn't change the fact that it's probably going to come down to Penn State and VT in the end.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

Fingers crossed Penn State doesn't get KJ revenge on us... :(

I can tell you first hand that they would rub this in my face all the time.

Hmmmm........
"Penn State"....."Football"....."Revenge"......"Rub this in my face"......

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it's never really closed

Might as well put up the arnie signal with a comment like that

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.

247 just put in a crystal ball for Proctor to Pitt?? Hope it's unsubstantiated.

No idea if it's unsubstantiated, but his OV to Pitt is this weekend. Put in by Andrew Ellis of Eleven Warriors. Not sure how he would be the first to get an inside scoop on Pitt recruiting news but certainly not out of the realm of possibility. Also, how did an Eleven Warriors guys become a CB guy for 247? Keep in mind, I am pretty much completely unfamiliar with any 247 procedures or requirements to be a crystal ball predictor.

The only time I pay any attention to CBs are when Evan Watkins, Ryan Bartow, or Steve Wiltfong put in a prediction. I seriously doubt a dude who help runs an tOSU blog site has the inside source on any recruit that is not interested in tOSU.

My guess is the guy looked at Proctor's profile, saw he was visiting Pitt this weekend, and realized why not swing for the fences and take a wild guess that will up his "predictor points" if he's right and he can just delete his prediction if he's wrong.

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We can't have nice things.

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I love everything about this thread except the complaints about whats in it.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

The conspiracy theorist in me is thinking that Andrew Ellis' CBs for Proctor, Dimukeje and Speed are to set up a narrative that we're recruiting a crowded defensive backfield, but that talented recruits are jumping ship. tOSU making a late push for Hunter?

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If CLemson and tOSU are pushing for Hunter... he'll have to re-make his final list of choices.

I think we have several LB/TE commits including a couple that are early enrolles. While we probably wouldn't turn him down he's probably not a high priority on the totem pole of guys that are being pursued heavily right now IMO

News on the 2018 recruiting class:

So I'm from Shelby, and Coach Fuente and Bud Foster were in Shelby, NC last night to visit Dax Hollifield. They went to his basketball game (he's a bruising forward for Shelby HS) and I believe they had an in-home visit with he and his folks. I spoke to some people last night and #sauces say that Tech's odds to get Dax are VERY, VERY good.

This CANNOT be underestimated... Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think he'd be the highest ILB recruit in Tech history. Right now 247 comp has him #2 in nation. Just behind Teradja (VA) - pretty sure that ship is sailing out of state though.

Feelings of Hall & Adibi 2.0 dancing in my head (and possibly with more touted recruits).

Any idea on when he announces? I know he is 2018, but I'd love to see him commit early with a statement that he will focus on his senior year.

Would love to see us get Rivers this year and Hollifield next year.

No clue. Would be nice if he went ahead and committed to hopefully open up the recruiting flood gates for the 2018 class...

247 has him at 78% in favor of the good guys. Still a long way to go, but good to see nonetheless.

He's listed as athlete. What position is he expected to play at tech?

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I am not sure. Excellent athlete, could be a RB, WR, or a safety. Given the depth and other commitments, I will guess he will be a defensive back to start out.

The kid was a very productive tailback on the Peninsula.

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DB.
Wants to play DB in the NFL


Could it happen?

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You see that battery life right there. A 57%. 57% broken down into two numbers is #5 Tyrod and #7 Vick. This guy right here is coming to VT to play some football.

His primary recruiter at Maryland was Mike London, who left to be head coach at Howard. Isn't Dazz also buddies with Devon Hunter?

I hope he gets in a position quick and doesn't get bounced around too much

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There seems to be an echo in here.
EDIT: After your edit, I've been made a fool!

Yeah. That would be an iPhone fail. Edited to pretend I didn't double post...

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So he is on an ov to UNcheat.

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Who?

Newsome

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It rained today in Chapel Hill... We have nothing to worry about

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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.

Preferred walk-on from Narrows at QB Cole Blaker 6-5 205 committed. Don't know if he will get a shot at QB but he's a big athletic kid.

Seen him play. Would never talk bad about a high school kid, but no shot whatsoever.

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Nice^... Blaker will likely play H-back/TE role.

....Hokies

I mean, no shot is probably harsh. 0.00001%?

Well it's actually a good thing bc it means we have loads of talent with Hooker, Jackson, and the transfers.

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and the transfers

Don't really see how Lawson and Harris help.

/ssssausage gravy

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

This just goes to show that there is still humor in the situation, if presented cleverly.

I applaud you sir for making an effort.

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I'd rather be at the Rivah.