4 ⭐️ RB Zonovan Knight Reports a VT offer.

He just decommited front duke this week.

https://247sports.com/Player/Zonovan-Knight-46049680

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But... but... Fuente can't land a 4 Star RB with his system

I wouldn't get too far ahead of yourself

I'd bet a lot of money that Fuente gets at least a 4 star RB by the class of 2020. Yeah that won't be soon enough for the liking of many but if there's any position on offense that a recruit with elite talent can come in and make an impact early it's probably RB.

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

did he commit?

Bleeding burnt orange and chicago maroon

When is he committing to Penn State?
/s

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That's a weird way to spell FSU

Wow, crazy acceleration and speed. This guy looks legit. Hope there's some mutual interest here.

Are we the big dogs in this situation?

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Is the fact that he decommited from Dook this week a good sign? BAG/LA any leads?

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

Not connected AFAIK

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Seriously. Its a damn sign.

i have a friend named Zaniel so maybe things are trending upward

Chem PhD '16

Zevin?

We put the K in Kwality

This is the most TKP-offseason comment ever. Take your leg, sir.

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How is that pronounced?

Asking for a friend.

I thought we weren't talking about James Franklin anymore?

You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

Keavienne

...with a hard Z

We put the K in Kwality

Enter Knight?

I hear Knight games in Lane are kind of a big deal.

That would be a pretty cool edit for someone to do.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Not sure if it's been mentioned, but just read on 247 (NOT behind a paywall article) that Nadir Thompson was his teammate in high school

Exit Light...Enter KNIGHT!

We put the K in Kwality

That's way too cool.

Please, let that be a thing for us.

Oh, it's DEF a thing!

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

And in a few months, we can say Exit Knight...Enter BIG DOGS /s /ducks

DRINK

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Then West Virginia and Vanderbilt offered right after us.

Reach for Excellence!

VT Football: It'll get after ya!

Proud Hokie since 2004.

... and no doubt there will be others.

Ya gotta have faith.

They did, although it should be noted that he did not place exclamation points in those tweets as he did in ours... so, he's basically committed to VT, right?

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Right??

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

So he is happy to be a bridesmaid? We'll take it

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Not everyone wants a frilly affair of a wedding.

Recruit Prosim

"affair" and "wedding" should never go together

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And frankly I could care less if he's 900th or 3rd choice as long as he chooses the Hokies and lights up the backfield, let's get it, exit light, enter Knight!

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I am just going to point out that he was interested in VT and had them on his list before VT offered

You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

That's fantastic

Recruit Prosim

...also, by all accounts Fuente appears to be an honest and decent guy. He probably told the kid he would offer of Ford fell through (honoring his commitment to Ford). Rather than snake oil selling the kid.

We put the K in Kwality

Driving north from Carolina? We're the big dogs baby!

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#NC2VT

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

He fits our system better than Ford. Rather have this guy anyways....that's how it's done, right?

Seriously though, I'd love to see him in O&M

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

Bud Foster for Head Coach

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Let's not do this in every single thread you come across. Especially not in a thread with a recruit's name on it. If you have some kind agenda about who is coaching, keep it in threads about coaches.

As if you guys don't make same comments about the same topics all over the place.....ah whatever...I get it

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are you just gonna comment this everywhere

edit: beaten by 38 seconds....

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I'll bite...

Why?

Keep calm, Gobble on

We put the K in Kwality

Whit Babcock didn't think so, therefore, I don't think so

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Day drinking, it'll get after ya

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.

I've said it elsewhere, but I'll say it here too... LOVE this kid! Can't wait to watch him play in Lane

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It's Time to go to Work

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If I made a funny comment I probably stole it from Reddit.

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The public service announcement is for fans, not 'cruits. Updated for clarity.

Can we like 'croots tweets?

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

I don't see why not.

Fear not, no 'croot tweeting here. Showed up in my feed, gave it a like and thought I'd share.

Danny Coale Caught That Ball!!!

Very Cool.

Thanks!

Anyone with insights on whether we have a real shot at him? I like that name.

1. He tweeted with 2 exclamation points
2. His tweet says Virginia Tech, not Virginia Tech University

All signs point to imminent signing

The Dude Abides

I like him already. He's passing all my tests.

Don't give him any ideas about Chapel Hill

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NC State will go after him hard, so I expect them to be a hurdle, although they have 4 rFr or Fr at the RB position, and a 2019 RB commit already. They will certainly sell themselves on getting Samuels and Hines drafted this year and Daye drafted the previous year.

I'm sure having Nadir Thompson commit last year will help, especially since VT honored the commitment after he got hurt, which should help with the trust factor with S. Nash coaches.

I think he originally picked Duke over NC State; so unless that is somewhat related to the reason he de-committed I would assume they would be a smaller hurdle than you might think.

"Oh you are a fan of NC State? Let me show you a featured back by the name of RMFW. Here is a clip of him with NC State being dragged into the endzone. GO PACK!"

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RMFW dragging Earl Wolff 10 yards is one of the most underrated VT highlights of the past 10 years.

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

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Just need to put in the work.

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How we lookin'?

Keep calm, Gobble on

Like where we are, the coaches have to do work and not let up. We shall see, not a ton of information that I am getting. Still dealing with the reaction to the Ford stuff...

Give it a few weeks, I will see what I can find out.

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Danny Coale Caught That Ball!!!

Poor Nipple. They were far too young...

Is this where we get really excited again, get told we've got this locked up, and then lose him on signing day?

Bud/Wiles 2020

“I turned down 12 other opportunities. You know what I mean?” - Fuente

Two exclamation points doesn't mean he's locked up.

So relax.

Though I have to admit that he had me at "Enter Knight". Please make that a thing.

Bud/Wiles 2020

I need someone with photoshop skills to put a maroon and orange shirt on Charlie Brown as he's about to kick the football.

Thank you, though be ready to change Lucy's outfit depending on which power breaks VT's heart on the recruiting trail next time.

Maybe Lucy's shirt should just say "big dogs" :(

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Hey, on his committment day, maybe we can get his hs coach to say "& duke called. & then the BIG DAWGS started calling in. Virginia Tech...."

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

As long as his coach doesnt ramble for an eternity before dropping that line im all for it

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

So why did he not have an offer before?? Was it because He committed to Duke so early or just our full effort towards ford or what? I mean he's a 4⭐️ Back sooo.....

If you don't want to recruit clowns, don't run a clown show.

"I want to punch people from UVA right in the neck." - Colin Cowherd

I think you kind of answered your own question.

Yeah, exactly... We showed Ford that we were 100% all-in on him. If we had 4-5 RB offers out there then our main message, however ineffective it ultimately was, would have held no water at all. We had no active contingency plan and that was our approach to his recruitment...

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Which I'm fine with! And now we go to Zonavan and say we're an upfront program. We were all in on Devyn and you were committed to Duke. We respected your choice and now you have reopened your recruitment and we are interested in you wearing the maroon and orange. Let's build this relationship. VT is an excellent school and has a history of a strong football program. We are in need of a RB to help take us to the next level, come try out our dining halls and meet some of the team.

So we lost Devyn. Life goes on, get someone else the pill and lets make this shit happen.

Agreed. We have no choice but to refocus and make good evals and get some kids that want to move VT forward.

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After watching his film the things that stand out to me are his straight line speed and he seems to be a one cut and go runner. Like Holston, if he chooses us, he will be learning a completely new offense. Going from a wing-t power blocking scheme to a spread zone blocking scheme will take some adjusting but I think he could be a great get for us. Let's make exit light enter Knight a thing!

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