October 2018 - Recruiting Thread

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Anyone know which, if any, recruits will be in the house for our primetime home game against Notre Dame?

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

All of them, I hope. #CrushNotreDame

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

I hope our crowd rocks so hard they all have to write down their commitments because they can't hear anything after the game. Technically that would count as an LOI, right?

Click here to destroy wall.

Malcolm Greene 2020 4* Safety out of Highland Springs

EGW has a list on 247 and it's incredible. The most talent I've ever seen coming to Blacksburg.

Recruit Prosim

Well let's close. Similar to the Clemson game last year I'm sure it be turnt and lit.

As great as it would be for us to just have a great environment we gotta both win these games and close on the recruits. Especially on any 2019 studs still left now with the Hill sitch definietly opening a spot in this year. We need quality depth ASAP.

Fugazy

VTU :(

Danny is always open
23 can't read

So many *s in the building this weekend!

Keep calm, Gobble on

Like who?

Really really really starting to hate Penn State

Starting??

really really really starting

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

I think the point is that there's an idea that there is still a lot of room for the hate to grow.

Several others that are going to be in town:

Edit:

Danny Coale Caught That Ball!!!

where do we stand with Tahj Gary? especially after Keshawn King's commitment?

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

I don't know about Tahj Gary but I think Keshawn is gonna be a mid to high 4 star after this season

I feed off of nightmares

Agreed

Question: why the old jerseys?

Outside its night time, but inside its LeDay

Anyone know if Eugene Asante is related to Kevin Asante?

Bud/Wiles 2020

Anthony Harris just committed in basketball. HUUUUUUGE get.

Recruit Prosim

Not gonna lie, that's one of my favorite commitment videos and I'm not even that big of a basketball guy.

That rocks.

Dude tweeted Lane was better than PSU and their white out, KeAndre said:

Whose tellin him this?
Original tweet the guy responded to about Lane being better..

We gotta show Kams family a good time.

Fugazy

Did the 757 get chased by a Hokie as a child?

So much disrespect

Keep calm, Gobble on

Seems like the athletics department is going all out again this year with Saturday Night Football in town. I was told there's a flyover and parachuters again this season.

What's the deal with Antoine Sampah (*****, LB, Woodbridge) ?
247 doesn't have much on his leaders, and the only CB is to Virginia Tech

I hadn't seen this anywhere yet, but Khamran Laborn, thats right - younger brother of Khalan Laborn, got an offer from VT last month. Offer Link

Not as big as his older brother (yet), but has some quicks.

http://a.hudl.com/v/28KtcD

Is it football season yet?

A 14 year old sophomore in high school? Lol the next tremaine Edmonds. He'd be 19 if he declared for the nfl draft after his 3rd year.

Fugazy

Uncommitted (or at least not committed to us) Visitors for ND game:
Tahj Gary - 3* RB 2019
Eugene Asante - 3* RB 2019
Nolan Parrish- K 2019 (PWO)
Chris Tyree - 5* RB 2020
Blake Corum - 4* RB 2020
Malcolm Greene - 4* S 2020
Coziah Izzard - 4* DE 2020
Tyler Baron - 4* DE 2020
Bryn Tucker- 4* OT 2020
Walker Parks- 4* OT 2020
Cameron Roseman - 4* DB 2020
Mushin Muhammed III- 4* WR 2020
Mitchell Mayes- 4* OT 2020
Michael Carmoody- 4* OT 2020
Aaryn Parks- 4* OT 2020
KeAndre Lambert - 4* WR 2020
Nehki Meredith - 4* DB 2020
Jaheim Bell - 3* ATH 2020
LaMereon James - 3* ATH 2020
Altrique Barlow - 3* OT 2020
Jalin Hyatt - 3* WR 2020
KaTron Evans - 5* DT 2021
Payton Page - 5* DT 2021
Evan Pryor - 4* RB 2021
Tony Grimes - 4* CB 2021
Jack Hollifield - 4* LB 2021
Gabriel Stephens - 4* ATH 2021
Aiden Ryan - CB 2021
Joshua Burrell - WR 2021
Brody Meadows - OT 2022

This is all I have found, mainly through twitter. If anyone knows of more let me know I will add them, or you can copy/paste this list and go from there.

Tony Grimes - 4* CB 2021 (and #1 player in VA)

Altrique Barlow - 3* DT 2020

*also Brody Meadows, not Matthews

Gabriel Stephens - 4* ATH 2021

ALL THE OTs

I thought I read Doug Nester planned to visit again for the ND game post W&M game. Can anyone confirm?

Wow, as a Panthers fan its cool to see Muhsin Muhammed's son on there. Got to imagine Michigan State is the favorite there though.

Julian Flemming was at the PSU white out last weekend and said really good things. Wish we could get him to come up for this game.

Fugazy

Look at all those 4* OT's. ABC. Let's convert.

"The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. " Rocky B.

Looking at the number of names on this list growing by the day

Big weekend for VT on the recruiting front. A lot of high-level talent with a lot of interest from their part. I am hearing some rumbles from my #sauces but we can't shit the bed this weekend.....

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

Bag any details? Do you know any names I should add to the list?

Not that I know of at the moment, but I haven't really been as plugged in yet with this class. (Life is crazy)

As for details, I'm glad gameday isn't here. Givens more time with all these recruits. The whole Athletic Department has been prepping for this day.

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

can't shit the bed as in....need to win the game or we need to do a good job of hosting?

We need to be competitive. A win will look amazing but a close competitive game where the fans are into it the whole game will go a long way. Looking like soft shit on a rainy day will not do us any favors. The performance on the field is what matters this week. The rest will take care of itself.

Hosting won't be a problem, the staff has done a really good job on that lately.

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

Looking like soft shit on a rainy day

I can't say I have heard that analogy before but I laughed way too hard not to leg it up lol

Bleeding burnt orange and chicago maroon

I completely made it up. I'm hoping it becomes a thing.

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

All in favor to make "soft shit on a rainy day" a thing say I.

Well there you have it BAG, congrats!

L

.... wait

I immediately thought of you like this

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

Gattuso!

Requesting permission to use that line

Sharing is caring

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

That's UVAs new football motto.

Any word on how it went with the recruits last night?

Hokie fan | W&M grad

Did we play better than soft hey on a rainy day?

Yes

#thingsiblamethemvsfor

i didn't see anyone else mention it up there. committed RB keyshawn king 247 3star out of jax florida oakleaf hs is OTW up today. talked to him this am.

#Bapn ain't EZ

Wanna win put boobie in! Let boobie spin coach!

...was that english?

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i didn't see anyone else mention it up there. committed RB keyshawn king 247 3star out of jax florida oakleaf hs is OTW up today. talked to him this am.

I didn't see anyone else mention it. Committed Running Back Keyshawn King 24/7 3 star recruit out of Jacksonville Florida (Oakleaf High School) is on the way up today. Talked to him this morning.

Looks like pretty standard quick phone comment to me.

24 carries for 183 yards and 2 TDs vs Trinity Christian. Trinity Christian is full of D1 recruits.

yeah oak leaf got blown out in that one but trinity is rolling right now! we have a lot of steam with trinity kids all the way up to class of 23. I like the NC2VT movement but the #DUVAL2BLACKSBURG movement is really kind of taking off. we have a lot of offers out to duval kids and if we could win them it would be huge.

Current players from duval- caleb stewart, rico Kearney, chris Cunningham, kyle chung, chamarri conner.
some recruiting close misses from duval over the last couple of years most notably- dj Matthews (fsu), shawn wade (OHIOst), kevin tolliver (lsu) im sure there are more but those are the ones that stuck out that could have been program changing.
and of course Isaiah ford was from trinity Christian too.

#Bapn ain't EZ

Wanna win put boobie in! Let boobie spin coach!

Look for Miles Brooks from Trinity to join one of those lists.

already know! he was very happy with the ND weekend. spoke to some people in his camp and saw him tweeting about it.

#Bapn ain't EZ

Wanna win put boobie in! Let boobie spin coach!

Was he on campus? Don't remember seeing his name on any of the visitor lists?

nah he was at UF for the LSU game. but he got a lot of feed back from some guys that were at the game and hes really interested in us. him and fred davis another 2020 db from trinity 5 star went to the game together. I think fred to UF is a done deal. hopefully that doesn't pull miles with him. gotta get chamarri in his ear some more!

#Bapn ain't EZ

Wanna win put boobie in! Let boobie spin coach!

Probably not if we get gary and keep king

We were probably taking 2 RBs before Hill was kicked off the team. I know he might have left regardless, but atleast we know now for sure we have an extra scholarship for this year. So I will take all the RBs and DLs we can get. Especially if they are highly regarded.

Fugazy

I would hope so, Griffin's numbers this season are unbelievable.

Alright, Fuente is bound to have someone commit tonight to start the weekend, who is it going to be?

Bonus Question: will we Wow anyone and get a surprise commitment?

I wouldnt be surprised if one takes the jump this weekend, but I think it's more likely it could be in the coming weeks. We shall see

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

Anyone have a list of basketball prospects that will be in town this weekend? With the Anthony Harris commitment a couple days ago we need to keep that recruiting momentum going strong!

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.

Am I the only one who was surprised that Ant Harris didn't get a thread for himself after committing? Pierson might be busy

"...I'm getting a little tired of hearing how good everybody else is..." -Coach Fu [This week: 1-0]

I guess I meant on the home page.

"...I'm getting a little tired of hearing how good everybody else is..." -Coach Fu [This week: 1-0]

Looks like Buzz is bringing a couple guys for the big weekend. 2 Power Forwards, but more specifically 2 Buzz sized power forwards:

Emanuel Miller 6'6 PF 3-star #138 composite
Calvin Felder 6'7 PF 3-star #200 composite

Fugazy

2019 or 2020?

Outside its night time, but inside its LeDay

They're both 2019 prospects

Fugazy

I have a recruit for the 2024 class My god son is a starter for his 6-7 grade team as a Kicker Punter KOS and WR

I feed off of nightmares

What's his name, I'll throw him on the list

I should have put a /s but i don't think his going but me and him usually sync the games on Watch ESPN and watch them

I feed off of nightmares

But if he does get D1 interest he also likes penn State and LSU

I feed off of nightmares

DAMN FRANKILIN KEEP STEALIN OUR CROOTS!!!!

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

Guys, I have a question but I don't know how to ask it without it sounding bad. It seems like we sometimes don't know what to do with the highly rated recruits on defense. We frequently move them out of their natural position or they just never seem to see the field. *cough* Devon Hunter *cough* Does that affect how these highly rated recruits (namely DE and S) see VT? Do other programs tend to move people around a lot (e.g. safety <-> LB, DE -> DT, DT -> OT, etc)?

This happens at a lot of programs. People get recruited for different positions from different schools at different levels, especially on D.

It is a little early to say Hunter will never see the field. His position has solid upperclassmen ahead of him right now. I still think Hunter will play the death backer role against GT.

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

Hunter needs to redshirt this year and move to RB this spring.

"Give me a fuยขking beer", Anonymous Genius

Is Keshawn King solid or is he one we have to worry about losing to UF or somebody else? He is one of the main recruits I am excited about so until he signs the dotted line I will remain worried.

FIRST DOWN, HOKIES!

I hear Penn State is starting to ramp up their interest here.

/s

Any update on Sainristil? Is he still likely to end up in Blacksburg?

"Give me a fuยขking beer", Anonymous Genius

Hokie wrestling has several ๐ŸŒŸ recruits today, super excited for the growth of the program!

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

Anyone hear how the visits went?

We scored a softball commitment this morning. Lots of love from recruits on Twitter. I heard a rumble there's a silent football commit after last night. Not enough #sauces to verify.

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

Love the silent commit to raise the spirits on the boards.

Is Brody's dad an actual Gigantopithicus?

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

Our inside guys have mentioned our good spot for Sinclair before. I'm hopeful and if any silver lining for him is available from the game last night, our depth at safety has to be a positive to him.

I watched the first half at a wedding on my phone unable to hear consistently and never got the explanation as to why Deablo was out and it seemed like Tyree Rodgers was playing free safety in his absence.

Ankle. Sure hope it's not a lingering thing. We're all 6s and sevens without him back there

'Its easy to grin, when your ship comes in, and you've got the stock market beat,
but the man worthwhile, is the man who can smile, when his shorts are too tight in the seat'

tv broadcast mentioned a hamstring

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Very productive weekend... that's all I can say. The game didn't hurt us.

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

But... but... that's not what a bunch of angry fans said on the other threads.

Using /s is for cowards.

We're going to find out if it was a productive weekend on signing day.

Using /s is for cowards.

That's the case with all of them...

via GIPHY

Really making it hard to be nice with comments like these.

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

I'm gonna guess that's probably referencing the Braves game, given the tomahawk. They are tied at 5 with the dodgers right now and had a grand slam in the 2nd inning

He is an Atlanta Braves fan.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

๐Ÿ‘

Prospects of flipping Jamious Griffin have slimmed a bit as Nakia Robinson is transferring. That only puts two scholarship RBs in 2019 for NC State - Pinnix and Pearson

Won't matter after Friday anyways.

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

here you go:

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

'Its easy to grin, when your ship comes in, and you've got the stock market beat,
but the man worthwhile, is the man who can smile, when his shorts are too tight in the seat'

Dude, you have to keep them guessing a little bit. Have you learned nothing.....

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

No no no let the man speak

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

Was JR Walker the one you were referring to LA?

"...I'm getting a little tired of hearing how good everybody else is..." -Coach Fu [This week: 1-0]

Nope. Total surprise to me. Granted, I'm not as plugged in as I used to be ever since I moved up to NOVA. Rather than seeing my VT friends every couple of days around the NRV, I basically have to call/text these guys if I want any info. Things could've changed since his visit over the weekend but I've been none the wiser.

I get nervous when LA is surprised... last time I remember this happening was Camron Kelly.

The only thing that makes me nervous is his relationship with Savion Jackson. But I don't see the Walker/Kelly scenarios as similar at all.

So what your saying is we are going to flip Savion?

I would die of happiness.

so all in favor of sacrificing LA to the hokie gods in favor of savion say I.

although youd be missed and wed have to get our info from somewhere else. I don't know if this is worth it or not.

#Bapn ain't EZ

Wanna win put boobie in! Let boobie spin coach!

Gary or Tyree!?

Would absolutely love to come back and eat crow on this, but if you think it's Tyree I have a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn. The locals call it "Next year will be the year we get those blue chips."

Lol yea we've gotten a few CB's for Gary over the past few weeks so I would say we can be decently confident it's him.

Using /s is for cowards.

I heard he's only deciding on the 19th though.

Didn't say which Friday....

I would hope for it to be Tyree considering hes a 5* and Gary is only a 3*

Meh. Tahj looks pretty hard to tackle and he's available next year to run a ball. How about both please!?

Gary is lighting it up playing in suburban Atlanta. Kid is crazy versatile..
He is such a good receiver in the slot that it has dropped his carries a little. Still avg over 11 yp carry and 23 yp catch and 35 yd per punt return.

http://www.maxpreps.com/athlete/tahj-gary/APhHqEL7EeW-8KA2nzwbTA/videos.htm

'Its easy to grin, when your ship comes in, and you've got the stock market beat,
but the man worthwhile, is the man who can smile, when his shorts are too tight in the seat'

He runs downhill and has a wild stutter step and juke. Seems like he turns on a dime. I'll bet his 40 time and small school are what's holding him back on star rankings. I think he's under rated.

Ford.

Still too soon?

Went through some 2020 targets and it looks pretty promising at this juncture. It's obviously early and surely some of these guys will be swayed by bigger fish, but it looks like we are in a better spot for most of the top guys in VA than the last few years at least. That plus we are listed as Sinclair's favorite in NC. That would be a huge get if we can close there.

As long as the bigger DOGS dont come in we should be ok

Danny is always open
23 can't read

2021 is a long ways away, but me likey.

Watkins needs a different picture, makes it look like he is in love with Rodgers there.

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

Based off how the tea leaves are reading (#sauces) We could get some pretty new toys before Santa comes..... Then a few more in time to work on our beach bodies.....

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

Danny Coale Caught That Ball!!!

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Santa's bringing some 2020s

Well 2020 is The Year VT Recruiting Takes Off No Seriously We Mean It This Time.

Pretty good shot. Very very early but right now, best chances of any school in the country to get both.

The real question is can they get here tomorrow and play some try out games for us this season?

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

I wish they would put the recruits' names in either the tweet or the comment. Is @757EliteCB Tony Grimes? I only guess that from Watkins' embedded tweet above.

#getoffmylawn

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

Thank you. I didn't know who the 2nd kid was, I could read Johnson's nametag.

I was wondering about the first kid. I just assumed it was Isaiah Johns.

lawl

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

Now we're talkin'

How old is that sasquatch?!

I think you are on to something here. How do we incorporate the sasquatch mythology into our OL? I mean there are similarities, they are both huge, usually hairy, and wreaking havoc up in the blue ridge mountains.

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

Bryn Tucker is ranked as the 28th best recruit nationally by ESPN, 49th best by 247 Sports, 58th best by the 247 Sports Composite, and 127th best by Rivals.

Tucker is ranked as the sixth best OT by ESPN, the seventh best OT by 247 Sports Composite, the eighth best OT by the 247 Sports, and the fourth best offensive guard by Rivals.

In the state of Tennessee, Tucker is ranked as the top recruit by ESPN, second best by the 247 Sports Composite, third best by 247 Sports, and sixth best by Rivals.

One of these recruiting services is not like the others....

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

He's not coming here...We already have the second coming in Quincy Patterson so he would be on the bench anyway...HOOOAH!!

I'll believe the QP hype once I've seen it. I'm excited and reserved about it for the time being.

My 40 time in high school was faster than his and I'm NOT an athlete. I think he's big and powerful can make you respect the run but I don't see him ripping 80 yarders all the time like Chicago area high school .

He just doesn't have anything remotely close to Vick's speed

Agreed on not buying the hype until we see some promising play on the field, but I don't see your point about the 40 yard dash. Speed is not everything, especially when you are big. If QP can be accurate and is mobile enough to extend plays, the rushing yards will come because defenses will back off to respect the pass.

I totally agree. I just kind of wanted to put that out there. Some people act like he's going to be a Tyrod or mv he's not.

Like with they could use their legs for a lot to make up for things. QP is going to need to rely on being a straight up quarterback that can power run you occasionally. Jerod Evans was able to do that similar deal.

Ah, I see. I didn't realize people were thinking he would be another MV7. Definitely not going to be the case.

If QP7 can be like Dwayne Haskins, but a little more mobile, I think that would be great.

Lol Dwayne Haskins 40 way the hell faster. He's near 4.5 QP close to a 5 flat. It's a big difference (and yes I know it's not everything)

Trevor Lawrence got a faster 40 than QP

The way we are building up the o line hopefully he doesn't have to break all the time and will be good for design plays and some reads to bust us some yards. I think defenses will have to respect him.

Are you telling me QP is the second coming of Grant Noel? /s

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.

Only if he can beat out Dwayne Lawson to start..... *ducks*

Completely different types of players. From a running standpoint, QP is more an LT3 type runner. Athletic enough to where he can definitely be considered a dual-threat, but more of a bruising than elusive runner.

Plus he will have a wall in front of him with our OL.

Never thought I would see the day again where we are stocked with OL...

I am 100% ok with a LT3 style runner.

so long as he doesn't end up like LT3 did in this game.

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Eh he went out due to revenge targeting (which the referees blew calling). I'd like to think most players won't respond to getting run over in the way Miles Jack did.

Myles Jack didn't take Logan out of the game, Jordan Zumwalt did. Now maybe the hit was still revenge, but it wasn't by Jack, himself.

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My bad, I guess my angry memories pinned it on the wrong guy

Jordan Zumwalt is a douche and I'm glad he washed out of the NFL.

Amen. Fuck em.

QP is more like deshaun watson

IfishVTIam got Bob Hope's autograph in 1957 on a comic book in a Moroccan airport.

"What are you going to do, stab me? - Quote from Man Stabbed

We still have that comic book. And Thanks....for the memories!

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

They're going to let him transfer within the conference? That's a bit strange.

He's already graduated, and the school can't limit a grad transfer in any way.

He's also supposedly goin to visit Arkansa, I think the talent there isn't that bad his connection with Chad Morris could help him show out. He obviously left cuz he wants to ball out and have a chance at the next level so he needs a place with a system and offensive talent at the very least.

Fugazy

I'm in Arkansas and people here are going crazy thinking/hoping they will land him. Talent here, as far as SEC goes, is pretty weak. However, the job Morris is doing on the recruiting trail is insane. He's not going to make a bowl game this year and has lost to North Texas and Colorado State, but as it stands right now has the 12th ranked class in the country according to rivals. Considering Arkansas for the past decade has recruited in the Virginia tech range, probably slightly lower, it is quite impressive. Winning matters in recruiting, but Morris is proving that it is far from the most important thing.

something something
Belk Bowl
something something

/ssssomething

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

Basketball alert: Getting crystal balls for Emanuel Miller after his visit last weekend. This is what positive recruiting momentum looks like and I'm very hype.

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.

I mean a 6'6 power forward from Canada, is there a more buzz player than that?

Fugazy

A 6'5" "center" transfer from a mid major program?

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

JR Walker commit announcement at noon today, surprise VT pickup?

Wow completely forgot about this kid - haven't seen him mentioned in a long time.

Related: what the heck happened to NC2VT for '19?

I thought we all decided the recruiting hashtag was going to be #Enter19

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

This comment has aged well

/ssssuckitWolfpack

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

Yeah imagine how much of an idiot I felt like after getting back to the office from lunch. Big ol' dingus. My bad y'all, welcome JR!

JR Walker commits to University of Virginia Tech baby!

VT Crystal Balls starting to come in!

If we get him, we'll get 2 (Payoute) out of the top 10 ATH for this recruiting cycle! (accor. to 247), and 3 out of the top 25. What position is he projected at?

via GIPHY

"...I'm getting a little tired of hearing how good everybody else is..." -Coach Fu [This week: 1-0]

Wait...recruiting mo' restored?

247 says we got him in an email but his announcement isnt listed for another 15 minutes? STOP TOYING WITH ME 247

His announcement was at 12:00. Done deal

The thing that I like about Walker the most is he hasn't officially visited VT yet, that bodes really well for keeping him until signing day, and not have a late flip. Also, is a + athlete from the Raleigh area, which is starting to become a more fertile recruiting area.

Great get. Heck of a player.

Maybe a dumb question, but weren't we in it for a bit with his teammate, Savion Jackson, at some point? Maybe I'm confusing Savions.

@Fightin_Gobbler

Go Hokies

Go Falcons

WE GOT HIM!

As a NC resident, I absolutely love stealing cruits from State

We haven't done well recently with surprise commits, so I have to ask. What percent committed is he? Is he 110% committed (Cam'Ron Kelly to VT), or 800% committed (Cam'Ron Kelly to Auburn)?

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

He added a digit, fam!

Yea this is 4 digits. We're in the clear.

Didn't realize I lived in a recruiting hotbed #ClayTOnVT

With the addition of Walker our average player for this class is higher than last year. If we add Deng it will go up more.

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

I'll believe this one when ink hits paper

Keep calm, Gobble on

Well he didn't commit, but you can make this comment about every verbal commitment

No but folks are sceptical about this one. More info to come when he visits again

Keep calm, Gobble on

As big as he is, I think he would be a DT for us. And we can never have too many good DTs...

Anyone know how many more we can add to 2019 at this point? With all the roster turnover I haven't a clue anymore.

Any more NC recruits realistically looking at us? Savion Jackson flip? Quavaris Crouch!? ๐Ÿคจ

Are all of our verbals still pretty solid? Sainristil?

Savion Jackson flip? Quavaris Crouch!? ๐Ÿคจ

Lol. I miss my early days of following Hokie recruiting when I could have this kind of optimism.

Using /s is for cowards.

Hahaha I wish it were early days for me, I'm just blindly optimistic to my own detriment.

Then I commend your Hokie fandom good sir.

Using /s is for cowards.

Crouch could certainly fix the RB issue on day one.

Is it football season yet?

I'm hoping we can have the RB situation worked out by Friday

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I was hoping for yesterday. But I'll take Walker.

I may not have the whole story but from what I understand the pep rally was moved to next week

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Crouch will play LB in college

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't the thinking on Sainristil that he was going to be a package deal to Michigan with Lewis Cine... and then Cine transferred to a school in Texas and committed to Georgia?

Did someone get a little too into that UVA upset yesterday?

So this is second or third time?

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

Didnt have anywhere else to go

Keep calm, Gobble on

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

Yeah but when you put things in quotes, it means you're being sarcastic or disingenuous.

It would be inappropriate for such an epic saga to end this early

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

He made a "good" decision.

My favorite comment in this thread

I hate rude behavior in a man. Won't tolerate it.

3x state wrestling champion Brandon Wittenberg just committed to the good guys!

Wrestled at 120 last season, excited to see this kid at Virginia Tech.

Also, VT Wrestling is using the This is Home theme with the Moss Arts Center as a background. We are the only school that does something like this, and the popularity has not dimmed since we started it. Of note, Iowa does an outdoor team scrimmage at Kinnick every year.

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

Uh. So who is Andre Gordon and should I be excited for CBs for this guy?

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According to Twitter, a 4-star guard that's "one of the most underrated players in the country"

Was on an official visit. Based on the amount of tweets going out from the Tech staff, he seems to have committed.

edit: Welcome to Buzzketball, Andre

Wait what?!?!

This kid is a hoops guy? His profile and CBs are football. THIS IS WONDERFUL

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It's refreshing to see a guy who's "only" 100% committed

Signal is up. Buzz and his staff seem to be making this one a very big deal on social media

AND WE'RE GETTING MORE CBs FOR EMANUEL MILLER AND GULTEKIN. HOLY SHIT THIS IS HAPPENING.

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Oh my sweet summer child...

"For those who have passed, for those to come, reach for excellence."

I'm confused, those two players are barley 3 stars. Are they underrated?

Miller is considered to be underrated as his recruiting didn't really take off until recently and he's a Canada prospect. He's probably going to get a good bump in ranking later in the year.
Regarding Gultekin: I'm just excited to be recruiting someone taller than 6-6, lol.

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I'm confused too.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Might get another one tomorrow.

4 CB's for him to the good guys. See what was everybody worried about. Buzz got this on track

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

Sorry, but who is he?

Deleted - posted a shade too late.

Danny Coale Caught That Ball!!!

Nice recovery. 10/10

3* Power Foward. Number 5 player in South Carolina
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How many spots do we have in this class? I want Wahab, but PFs are nice. Wish 247 would add wingspan to measurements.

Outside its night time, but inside its LeDay

I think the Boston College picture is photoshopped from his photoshoot with us lol

It really does. There has to be a way to confirm this.

I'm buying your theory 100%

Outside its night time, but inside its LeDay

Considering this one doesn't have the ACC basketball logo on the chest and the VT jersey does....

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

Not going to post any names here but 247 is reporting that VT has reached out to a couple of transfer and JUCO DT's. Glad to see the coaches are acknowledging a problem and are taking steps to remedy it. Let's just hope they can find someone that can contribute next year.

This is encouraging because we desperately need some talent and depth in the middle moving forward. The cupboard looks barren as hell right now, and obviously we lose Ricky Walker after this year. We need a big, talented replacement and hopefully at least one more for depth (or starting).

My hope is that we take at least two. We can't afford to take just one and have him not pan out into a solid contributor as soon as he steps foot on campus.

I just checked Gradtransfertracker and the 2019 JUCO class and it looks like there aren't any declared grad transfers at DL except for Tiassum from ND, and all the JUCO DT's look committed elsewhere except for the really low 3 star ones.

I know you can't, and shouldn't within the rules of posting behind paywalls name any names, but are there potential grad transfers that haven't been made public yet, or possible flips on committed JUCO DT's?

Most grad transfers wouldn't have officially declared by now, so the coaches are probably hearing of possibilities through backchannels. And as I mentioned before, a lot of JUCO guys don't pop up until right about now. Some of them have only been playing in the JUCO ranks this year so the coaches only really have 6 or so games to evaluate tape.

Great, thanks for the info! The stuff about information being slow to develop from JUCO ranks makes a lot of sense. I'm sure that skews evaluations until much later in the process.

Certainly does. Most of the guys that have already been evaluated and committed somewhere have either been in the JUCO ranks for a full season already or are "bounce-backs" that played college football for a year or so and then went the JUCO route.

Not sure if y'all's (really informative!) back&forth was inspired by this, but VT is (possibly) offering a juco DL from Cali - Nick Figueroa

Article (popped up about 1:15 ago) is paywalled, and he's not rated by 247. But he's listed at 6'5", 270...

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

He was one that was listed. Kid is a stud too. Really hope we offer. Think he'd be an immediate starter here.

His mom is one helluva prison warden

Bud/Wiles 2020

As soon as Cam Goode washed out, we should have started looking at this. It's not even at the point of having good players at this point, we just need bodies. Is it possible that any offensive linemen could move over to DT?

Believe me, they were looking at it before Goode left. JUCO is just a whole different animal and most names don't really start popping up until this time of the year. That and no one really knew what to expect with the new redshirt/transfer rules.

Good! DT is a huge need over the next 1-2 years. This defense could be great with some solid DTs.

I wouldn't mind another CB, too

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Buzz and Fuente are battling it out this week..

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This gif is pretty much the recruiting bat signal at this point.

Couldn't embed from Instagram.., But we got him!!!
He's a lefty too, Bibbs 2.0??

Gultekin's offer list has some decent names on it, for those who may not be blown away by his 3 star ranking.

Minnesota, Nebraska, NW, TCU, GTown, DePaul, KState, St Bonnies.

I guess I'm excited?

Hokies United l Ut Prosim

6-7 European lefty with point guard skills and sweet stroke. Will be pretty to watch at a minimum

'Its easy to grin, when your ship comes in, and you've got the stock market beat,
but the man worthwhile, is the man who can smile, when his shorts are too tight in the seat'

Have you heard the BUZZ going around!!

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So about that Friday commit?

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

Danny Coale Caught That Ball!!!

How many spots do we have left for basketball?

2 or 3

I feed off of nightmares

per another thread our coaches are looking to take up to 7 this year, be it HS prospects or transfers. If NAW goes pro we will have 7 schollys available..

The numbers always work.

We have three players who will exhaust their eligibility this year and it's expected that NAW will declare early.

So that's three to four spots and we already have three commits

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4 players run out of eligibility (Robinson, Hill, Clarke, Outlaw) , and we're sitting on only 11 scholarships this season. That means at least 6 spots for next year.

I can't math on occasion

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About tree fiddy

If VT signs this kid I hope he makes a ton of threes so the announcer would have to say "QUDUS ABOLAJI WAHAB FOOOOOR THREEEEEEE" over and over.

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I've seen it mentioned a few places that Brandon Dorlus has picked up an offer from Florida. I haven't watched any film on this guy, obviously we have depth issues on the DL, but would this be huge loss for us if he flipped? Is he likely to flip?

Yes

He's our lowest rated commit per the Composite but he is a great fit for our system. It would suck to lose him

Hopefully we can keep him then. I'm sure staying in state and playing for Florida is a nice pull. We just have to hope our pitch stays better.

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Don't get your hopes up
Don't get your hopes up
Don't get your hopes up
Don't get your hopes up
Don't get your hopes up
...dammit

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So we still don't have an RB? Greeeeaaaat

? Tahj hasn't committed anywhere still (though every CB is to the good guys) and we picked up Keyshawn King earlier in the cycle

My bad, I totally brain farted on King.

nah man, I was saying dammit because I am in fact getting my hopes up. We'll see later today if that's rewarded or not.

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(cuts to 'later today')

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

Sorry but that doesn't make since. If he can't get up then how can he get up.

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

And why is there a Tim Horton signature? Does Auburn have a secret pipeline to Canadian coffee and donuts?

"Sooner or later, if man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, we must fill our heart with tolerance."
-Stan Lee

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing."
-Ron Swanson

"11-0, bro"
-Hunter Carpenter (probably)

Spent three weeks in Canada last fall. In my experience, Tim Horton's is a big yawn. The main thing they have going for them is that they're everydamnwhere. You can't drive 10 minutes without passing one or three of them. Mediocrity and ubiquity, quite a combo.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

So...the equivalent of 7-11?

At one point Tim Hortons was probably amazing until it got too big and the corporation started trying to improve profits/stocks. I think the same thing happened to WAWA and their hoagies. The sandwiches are still good, but have evidently taken a bit of a drop off in the name of profit.

so...a champion is someone who uses viagra?

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Isn't Malzahn on a serious hot seat there? If so, that would be a tough sell by a lame-duck coach

Massive buyout...he'll be there another 2-3yrs minimum.

Amateur superstar and idiot extraordinaire.

All of my family members who are auburn fans and follow boards etc been calling for him to be fired for a while lol.

I'm pretty sure Auburn fans have been calling for *EVERYONE* to be fired *EVERY* year since... ever.

Am Auburn alum, can confirm. It's really tough to have that dynasty as your in-state rival. It skews everything for Auburn; however, the extreme volatility and inconsistency of Malzahn's teams helps nothing.

Not even in his top 8 though? Hmmm

if he's committing at 3pm on friday, this tweet is a day early?

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

It just a good luck card from Auburn doesn't really mean anything.

right, i'm saying that it's not a commitment tweet because it's a day early. timing of post with this tweet and the tweet above it makes it seem like it might have been a "welp" post

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Tahj Gary To VT

Bleeding burnt orange and chicago maroon

This is a Good Friday... welcome Young Bull!

โ€œI'm addicted to placebos. I could quit, but it wouldn't matterโ€~steven wright

Dude. Sweet.

That's a difference maker.....him and King.... watch out.

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This Giphy is from here in my hometown in south TX lol

I think pairing him with King is a good combo, Gary is a bigger bruiser back, King is a shifty home run threat. Hoping they are like Suggs and KJ.

1-0 every week

King Gary sounds like a royal backfield

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

Can't wait for the next 5 years of people calling him Tajh

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Wait is there a pronunciation difference between Tajh and Tajh Tahj?

did you do that on purpose

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Oh boy its already started

Wait is there a pronunciation difference between Tajh and Tajh?

nope

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in this case, Tahj is pronounced correctly and Tajh is pronounced "kev-in"

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Well I walked right into that one.

Have yall seen the recruits for the women's lacrosse team for the 2019 and 2020 classes?

I feed off of nightmares

Shun

"Give me a fuยขking beer", Anonymous Genius

The women's lacrosse team has 7 4-5 stars between the 2019-2020 classes

I feed off of nightmares

Shun = pictures needed. I take it you don't TSL

"Give me a fuยขking beer", Anonymous Genius

Nah, we TKP

VB born, class of '14

Good for them. It's cancerous.

I don't think there's much crossover, to be honest. So we aren't up on the terminology used there.

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

Don't forget ESPN 5* P Elizabeth Kitley (#31 National), 3* Wing Taylor Geiman, and 3* PG Cayla King from the 2019 class.

The 2020 team could have 6 players from the ESPN 100, including 2 5* players

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All of that to just get wiped off the court by UCONN. Women's basketball has a competition problem.

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

We can hope for another miracle.

Except that UCONN hasnt won the title in either of the past two seasons.

Always choose joy.

https://twitter.com/MikeSainristil
No longer shows his pinned tweet of being committed to VT and removed VT commit from his twitter bio. Not looking good

Strong Michigan lean, right

Yeah there were multiple CBs submitted for a Michigan flip in the summer, but never seemed to materialize but potentially it has now given his twitter.

My understanding was that for months now we've been expecting him to possibly flip to Michigan. So I haven't been counting on him to sign that LOI for a long time.

Something, something, the numbers always work out and stuff.

Using /s is for cowards.

Can confirm.

Numbers, something, something, always work out. You must be a recruiting expert.

Don't forget the "and stuff".

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Obligatory the numbers always work out especially when Dwayne Lawson still hasn't transfered yet /s

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

2019 Scholarship Breakdown after Sainristil's decommit:
4 QB, 8 RB, 12-13 WR, 5 TE, 15 OL = 44-45 on Offense
7 DE, 8 DT, 8 LB, 19 DB = 42 on Defense
0-2 on Special Teams
86-89 overall

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Great!

Now, can you go ahead and remind the class how many total scholarships a football team is allowed?

85

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