Quincy Patterson has a fan in QB teacher Jeff Christensen

https://www.google.com/amp/www.chicagotribune.com/sports/college/ct-spt-...

But at 6-foot-4 and 235 pounds with a big-time arm, speed, brains and character, Patterson certainly appears set up for success at Virginia Tech.

The state's top-ranked quarterback in the Class of 2018 signed with the Hokies in the early signing period with his sights set on preparing for two professions.

"If I can pull a Deion Sanders — but with football and engineering — that would be nice," Patterson said.

A 4.4 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale and a 1,260 SAT score (680 math) explain why Patterson chose and stuck with Solorio rather than any number of strong football schools that tried to persuade him to leave throughout high school.

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A great athlete with a very high IQ. I have a feeling this kid will be a great one.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Glad to learn that he's been going to a QB trainer for years. Helps make up for the lack of reps in his HS team's offense.

He has a fan in pretty much everyone else too!

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So he will be the starter by the time we play da U? /semi-s

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This may be a dumb question but here goes. What are the NCAA rules on fall enrollees getting the playbook? Smart kid and seems like he could learn a solid chunk on his own so he wouldn't be starting from square one one August. If I'm fuente I'm sending him the full book the day of his commitment. (This may be common practice, just not sure)

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VTFootballGrad - any insight here on what common practice is?

Unfortunately, I didn't handle any of the playbook distribution. Most teams, now a days give out an iPad with it. I would assume, he wouldn't be given a playbook until he showed up to Camp.

There is always the possibility that he could receive it earlier. Tyrod came to a few practices, before he was officially with the team, and if allowed by the NCAA, I wouldn't see why they wouldn't have given him the Playbook at that time.

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IIRC from when I went to college, coaches are not allowed to give the player a playbook until they are enrolled in the university. I would say the way around this is for a current player to distribute the playbook to the incoming player.

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Well, per QP's twitter, he's currently enrolled for the summer. So, there's that.

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6'4, 235 LBS...should be a great tight end, we need to replace Chris Durkin.

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Would love to see QP become VTs first Heisman winner... just sayin...

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Ryan Willis will win the Heisman this year!!!!!

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He'd probably wear a Kansas pin in his suit lapel.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

1. If he does, maybe someone should break a beer bottle over his head.

2. Why on god's green earth is this getting downvotes? Topical and funny. Leg this man

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

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Part of me would be OK with this year going so-so and resulting in QP being our starter by the bowl game, now that he's allowed to play up to four games during a redshirt season.

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

Would this part be in the back of your front, below the waist and above the hamstring?

It's unusual that I don't get a reference, but what's this one from?

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

10th grade anatomy class iirc

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

I figure it's best to share the tweet here in this active QP thread

Let's Go

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This speaks volumes to me. He's here to work out hard, can now learn the playbook, and fight to start. This may speak to JJ's status. Stay tuned....

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If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

I wanted to share this for three reasons. One it's great to see these incoming freshmen seem so close already.

Second watch it a few times, the pod you see QP standing next to measures the players body fat content. Someone says I think jokingly to QP," is yours 2 percent?"

Third, and this goes back to the dreaded topic of money. The room that the "bod pod" is in is smaller than my closet. It's things like that that seem small but can seperate schools.

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I can address 3! The bod pod is actually really expensive and is used by an HNFE class. It is in an assessment room that is the size of a closet. It is designed that way because most individuals will go in in just compression shorts so it is closed off to allow for modesty. The bod pod itself is a ridiculously amazing thing for a staff to have. By normal BMI metrics, QPII would likely be classified as overweight. This will allow the staff to accurately gauge how to get him the proper nutrition to develop physically.

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I know how great the Bod Pod is, for the staff to have them is awesome, they ain't cheap. But you can't tell me having off that small gym in that tiny office is the best place.

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Damn people really don't want to hear how outdated Tech facilities are do they?

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How much had you had to drink by midnight last night, Fireman?

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

None. Was up playing Fortnite, until we had to cut the power to the house to install new outlets in the bathroom. Earliest I've been to bed since we moved was 10:55 and that was on our wedding anniversary and we took the kids out to dinner so we didn't need to shower and get cleaned up after working all day.

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Man people can't even accept me going to bed late. I blame Sharkbait because he didn't help me complete the challenges.

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But you can't tell me...

I think he just did, HF.

We love ya, man (even the ones who downvoted you (sigh)), but not everything is a PSA for joining the Hokie Club.

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

Ill disagree with that until Tech at least is in top quarter of the ACC with donors. For all the people who complain about coaching and staff hires, recruiting and everything else that is the ONLY way to change things.

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It's actually in McComas Gym just off of one of the weight rooms. It's a really nice place. I used it when I was in the PT class.

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It wasn't when I did my tour at the Spring game, it was off a room with elliptical and bike machines. That the staffer told me "few players use this gym it's mostly staffers and student workers".

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By normal BMI metrics

Talk about a system that needs to be completely abolished. The fact that some (most?) insurance companies still use this to set rates is so dumb.

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To be honest, BMI is great for the average Joe.
Now if you are an athlete, its pretty piss poor
The other option is for your Doctor to measure you waist circumference every time they see you. (which as you can imagine has a lot of user error/variability)

Let me go ahead and say A. No player likes the bod pod B. No player cares where the bod pod is C. If a recruit doesn't want to come to tech for reasons like "their bod pod room is too small" then I think i'm cool with not having said player D. If I see a thread started titled "Is our bod pod room too small and should we blame the support staff for it?" then i'll never return to this website

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If people can't see it's not about the Bod Pod but a micro example of a larger issue I can't help those people. I wish everyone who thinks Techs facilities are fine took a tour of Merryman and basement of Cassell.

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I toured it every day for 4 and a half years. I think I've got a grip on what it looks like. The locker room, meeting rooms, and entertainment rooms are a much larger priority and the stuff players care about. Also if you think that's why we're not getting recruits and not the fact that we don't show up for big games and have only beaten one top 5 team ever, then I can't help you.

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And your going to tell me the dining room is just fine? There is a reason there is a capital campaign to renovate the gyms, workout areas, dining room etc. plus his goes beyond football. The newly done renovate on the coaches offices in the basement is a great start but it needs to be carried over to rest of that area.

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I'm telling you what players care about the most. Take that however you want it. Yes it would be great to have high class everything. Just saying what we would have seen as most important for a program that has limited money.

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Limited money

And that's what I'm trying to change. People don't want to hear, well too bad. Until even a quarter of the people who follow Hokies football donate even 100 dollars I'm going to keep talking about.

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speaking of what recruits care about...

what was that one magic sales pitch that got you to commit to Virginia Tech? /s

On a serious note, what made you pick Virginia Tech?

Well I grew up a Hokie so it was an easy call. Besides that, it was the fact that we were winning and consistently competing in conference championships. Being part of a perennial top 15 program was more attractive then going elsewhere and playing earlier or getting more time.

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The rooms must've been bigger back then...

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^^^^ This 100%

I hear things about "night life" and being in a secluded area. Their career at Tech lasts a maximum of 4 years. Any one of these players will give up any one of these things to get into the NFL. Things that make them believe they'll have a shot at it:

  • Recent draftees
  • History of NFL draftees
  • Media exposure
  • On field results

We don't seem to have a problem getting great defensive recruits. In general I think we do okay with quarter backs and receivers. We have not done so well with running backs and that is directly related to the drop off in running back performance since David Wilson left. To a recruit the reasons that we accept for this drop off are irrelevant.

The Travon McMillian situation does not help us either. I understand some things are unavoidable but all another school has to do is get in a recruit's ear and talk about how we took 1000 yard rusher and turned him into a transfer. It's simply not a good look. If I was recruiting against VT I would do that all day long. If McMillian has a great season with Colorado and our running backs continue to falter it's going to be another tough cycle next year.

Nothing says career success like putting guys in the NFL. I think a guy like Tajh Gary could go a long way to righting the ship with running backs. If we get decent running back play our overall performance on both sides of the ball will look better and we'll win more games. Winning more games gets our players more exposure which gives them a better chance at getting drafted.

Does that mean we can have totally crappy facilities? No, but with a compelling full story we don't have to get in an arms race either.

I'm so excited about thissssss

QP is carrying that playbook in every single shot of him, I think. I like that a lot.

You hear about players wanting to major in Engineering and you mostly think, "Okay. Give it shot." 1260 SAT score... That makes his choice of majors totally doable. With respect to football, he's going to have the playbook memorized in a week. If his instincts are good he's got the physical tools. This kid could be incredibly special.

The cool thing about the new redshirt rule is that we'll probably get a little taste of QP this year, at least in garbage time.

Using /s is for cowards.

This is entire portion from the article is too good NOT to post:

One school told us on a visit that, 'We're not going to bother with the academic side of things,' " Solorio coach Matt Erlenbaugh. "He looked at me and was just like, 'Thank you for your time.' "

Virginia Tech's engineering school ultimately separated it from the two dozen colleges to offer Patterson a scholarship, but so did the Hokies' read-option offense that fits Patterson's skill set to a T-square.

"These guys are tremendous coaches at Virginia Tech, great teachers," Christensen said. "They won't be in a hurry to play him. He will be able to redshirt.

"Throwing with me the last few Sundays, he's throwing it perfect. He has potential beyond potential. He could be a guy who plays on Sundays. He has the skill set. It's the same conversation I had with Garoppolo."

I really hope he can get some playing time this season...by the way, does the redshirt rule break down by quarters? For example, he could play like all of the 4 quarter so he would still have 15 quarters left to play or does playing even one snap in a game count as a "full game"?

...does the redshirt rule break down by quarters?

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The old medical redshirt rule referred to "playing in" less than half the games in a season. So I would assume a snap is the same as playing all 60 minutes

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Thank you sir...

the Hokies' read-option offense that fits Patterson's skill set to a T-square

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

Getting somewhat off topic but what thread in this place doesn't.

1260 SAT score... That makes his choice of majors totally doable

My son is going to be applying to VT engineering and he scored above 1200 on the SAT but he thinks that is low and is worried about getting accepted. His grades are above 4.0 also and all advanced courses. Any current or recent engineering students care to give him some advice.

I am not sure how the score distribution changed since when I applied to VT in 2011-2012 there was 3 sections so my score like 1900-2000 something.
It looks like the average accepted is ~1300 (if im reading this chart correct) for Enginneering https://www.ir.vt.edu/data/student/admissions.html

If he is truly worried about getting into VT engineering the trick is this:
You can apply to VT engineering and get told you are accepted as a Gen studies student and apply for the engineering school after your first year (Not sure on the exact details on that, but definitely see if he can find info on that)
The other option is just applying to a different college with lower requirements, getting accepted to the school and then changing majors to engineering after the first year.

I don't want to pretend to give advice because neither of those were my particular path.
Have him talk with his counselor at school if he has someone there, otherwise you might see if he can contact someone at VT engineering to see if they offer admissions counseling for students applying.

I wrote this kind of scattered, so let me know if it doesn't make sense

It changed "back" to 1600 two years back.

On March 5, 2014, the College Board announced its plan to redesign the SAT in order to link the exam more closely to the work high school students encounter in the classroom. The new exam was administered for the first time in March 2016. Some of the major changes are: an emphasis on the use of evidence to support answers, a shift away from obscure vocabulary to words that students are more likely to encounter in college and career, a math section that is focused on fewer areas, a return to the 1600-point score scale, an optional essay, and the removal of penalty for wrong answers (rights-only scoring). To combat the perceived advantage of costly test preparation courses, the College Board announced a new partnership with Khan Academy to offer free online practice problems and instructional videos.

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Eh it depends. That used to be fantastic. This past year had crazy SAT scores. People were getting placed in their second choice major instead of engineering with SATs above 1300, but I do. It know their extra curriculars. Previously I would say be very communicative with admissions when Mildred was there, but now I am not sure how much that would help. I don't think it would hurt though to always talk to the admissions people though.

I had one friend that got off the wait list strictly because the admissions team "saw how badly he wanted to go to tech". The same thing happened with my sister when she was consistently talking to Mildred.

This past year had crazy SAT scores.

Just speculation, BUT...

Could be a result of the new scoring system which does not deduct points for incorrect answers. Maybe I'm just bitter because I used to help teach SAT prep and understanding when to take a chance on answering a question was part of the strategy, but I have to think that would inflate scores.

It absolutely was this. Scores have improved on average by 100-150 points. Guessing is much more common and the lack of deductions have ballooned scores. Many are wondering when the next crunch will happen with College Board.

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I did not realize that they changed the scoring that would explain the ridiculous amount of "high" scores that were wait listed. The ability to choose a second back up major also affected a lot of people from what I am hearing. Since so many people apply to engineering every year, the ones that didn't get in got pushed to their second choice which was generally another science. This hurt people that were applying specifically into the science programs.

I had a 1900+ SAT (1300 two-part w/ 680 math) and a 4.0+ in AP/DE courses and I didn't get accepted into the engineering school in 2012. I enrolled as a University Studies major, made dean's list first semester and was accepted into the engineering major for spring semester freshman year.

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When I was applying I had about in that range as well, I recommend taking the ACT, my score on that was 300 points higher if you "converted" it to an SAT score, that's not going to be true for everyone but I recommend at least giving it a shot.

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Just for reference I got denied into engineering last year and had to do a year at community college before they would let me in as a transfer. I had a 1260 with 620 math and a 4.01 gpa graduating from high school. Regardless of whether he gets in or not, there are plenty of routes to get in later so don't let him get too discouraged if he doesn't right now.

Thanks for the recent info.

A little late to the party, I used to work in VT admissions as an advisor. I have to preface this with the fact that a lot has changed since I was there 3 years ago. Tech's review would see a 1200 pretty favorably, I highly encourage another attempt or two.

Engineering is hyper competitive at the moment. You should really push math and science (particularly physics and chemistry) as hard as you can. 4.0 is fine but GPA is finicky. A's with a smattering of B's should do the trick. Keep STEM GPA as high as possible.

Tech has focused a lot on out of state and minority recruitment recently. We used to use the phrase "It is no harder for an out of state student to be accepted than an instate student." That statement is correct, it is actually easier for an out of stater since they don't have their entire class comparing notes on who was accepted and who was not.

I think the recent announcement was that Tech will now off not just Early Decision but Early Action as well. Early Decision will still likely be slightly easier for students that are below entry criteria, the down side is that you are committed to going there before you see financial aid and scholarship. Early Action is my personal recommendation as well as applying around. I heard UMBC has a pretty good engineering program, not that I am biased.

Make sure he is involved in a handful of clubs, sports, or activities, have him write his essay, they're mostly a free bee as long as he isn't pompous or an ass or self incriminates.

I'll try to check back if anyone needs help. You can DM me on twitter and I'll see that faster.

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it is actually easier for an out of stater since they don't have their entire class comparing notes on who was accepted and who was not.

I think you're forgetting an important factor in this...$$$. State schools make 3x on out of state students than in state. Of course they are going to focus on enrolling more out of state students.

Source: Was out of state student at tech for all 4 years. I have paid a decent mortgage in student loan debt since I graduated in 2012 and will continue to do so until 2025 or so.

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I'm not forgetting it. I'm a college admissions officer. I'm saying there is a double standard for your instate students and your target populations.

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unrelated question, but why are you called an admissions "officer"? Is there an actual reason or it was just a moniker that stuck along the way. serious question

The new SAT test started January 2016 and scores Math up to 800 and EBRW up to 800.

Yeah, I can't really speak to how the new results changes things, but as he said above, your son needs to be self motivated to talk with admissions, it can help, it may not; but if this is what he wants to do he needs to do whatever he feels is necessary to maintain a good relationship and have his name stand out.
Its a good professional development lesson.

They keep changing the tests, but is 1260 a good score or just good for an elite football player?

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This is from last year, but should help a bit:

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

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Quincy is a more natural passer than Hooker, and that will be the big difference in their development. Hooker has a Vince Young-like sling/whip throwing motion that inevitability leads to inconsistency/inaccuracy, despite his strong arm. You can change mechanics, but I think Quincy has a healthy head start.

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