2019 ATH J.R. Walker commits to Hokies

4* out of Clayton, North Carolina. Surprise commit for the good guys! Ranked as an athlete but expected to play in the secondary.

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Awesome - is he available this weekend?

Funny, in his interview he said:

"If I could start playing for him today, I would".

Where there's a will, there's a way, right?

NCAA's response....

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

Yes. As I understand it, as long as he doesn't play more than 4 games, it doesn't count.

We put the K in Kwality

This prompted me to take a look at the top rated prospects in NC for this cycle, and holy shit is UNC getting the shit kicked out of them by every other P5 school in the state, even Wake Forest.

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

Not surprised, most of the other schools are nicer than UNC and believe in concussions.

FOSTERS: Australian for defense

Noice. Where'd you find such a great picture of Lawrence Asshat?

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I googled "ass hat" then photoshop did the rest.

FOSTERS: Australian for defense

NC State twitter is very upset right now. How much of a surprise was this?

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

Big. He's been a huge State lean for a long time. His visit this week for ND was what flipped him.

Wow you mean a recruit can still like a school even if they lose a big home game on a national stage? I had no idea

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

Yeah, maybe we should lose more of those!!!

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

Clutch get! Imma be nervous about these surprise commits till signing day though...

Walker hasn't taken his official to VT yet, last weekend was an unofficial. That certainly increases the possibility of signing.

Thankfully that's only about two months away, thanks to the early signing period.

"I liked you guys a lot better when everybody told you you were terrible." -Justin Fuente

UMMM yeah not sure if you noticed but he said '1000% committed' which is a full 200% more than Cam'ron Kelly's Auburn verbal so hahahaaaaaa mmmyyyyeah we're fine

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

He has offers from Clemson, Tennessee, UNC, NC State, Duke, South Carolina, Maryland, ECU, and UVA.

If WVU and PSU were on that list then that'd be the list wouldn't it.

welcome to the good guys J.R.

#Bapn ain't EZ

Wanna win put boobie in! Let boobie spin coach!

He's good... glad he announced.... was wondering when this may happen

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

Are you saying you've known he was going to flip for a while?

Recruit Prosim

Can't flip if he wasn't previously committed

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

Semantics

Recruit Prosim

Guess you weren't lying when you said the ND game didn't hurt us, even with the second half that happened.

" VT is called DBU for a reason" said Walker. Recruits have been paying attention to the young Hokies D despite the loss against ND. It's likely Walker ends up on defensive side of the ball. Welcome to hokie nation !!

Guys, he is 1000% committed. This is good!

60% of the time those commitments are firm everytime

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
“I served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

60% of the time, they sign every time!

From the Triangle, baby!

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Welcome home fam!

Kid appears to be a Redskin fan with HTTR in his twitter profile. With the amount of DBs we have (and have had) on that team, I'm sure that had some influence as well.

Cool beans

Wonder if this was the silent commit from this weekend?

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

1000% > 800%

Looks promising.

JP

Danny Coale Caught That Ball!!!

I know this came out of left field, since most had him slated for NCSt, but why does this thread only have 28 comments! We've basically pulled 2 of the top 10 NC ATH's rated by 247, its a big deal:

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

NC2VT! Welcome home JR!

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

Yussss!!!!!

Edit:

This tweet pic is hilarious... not sure those coaches are thrilled about the NC2VT thing haha

Bacon strips &
bacon strips &
bacon strips &
bacon strips

I am giggling at my desk like a little school girl over that twitter pic

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

"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

JR be like...."Gotcha!"

JP

From left to right:
"That NC St recruiter gonna be MAD."
"SO EXCITED TO BE A HOKIE! DBU BABY!"
"I told that boy to stay in-state; he probably did this just to piss me off."
"Maybe one day I could take the field wearing #25. Yeah."

"When you're green, you're growing. When you're ripe, you rot." -Ray Kroc

FYI - That's his father on the right.

Ah, good point. Still, funny image.... watching the video of the announcement there really wasn't a lot of excitement in the room, Enter Sandman was delicious though.

Bacon strips &
bacon strips &
bacon strips &
bacon strips

"JR has been in touch with N.C. State for a long time but then the big dogs came calling"

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

so is that his coach on the left who's gone super saiyan?

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Lol that was my exact first thought when I saw the picture

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

First thing that came to mind:

Priceless!!

That feeling when you know the Adidas check isn't going to clear

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

That was my thought! "damnit, we have to return the money"

Bleeding burnt orange and chicago maroon

Surprise commitment by big name recruit...I feel like we've seen this before. I just hope the ending is different

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

Well, we are at 1,000% commitment level so it has to be different right?

Very different scenarios IMO. Cam Kelly had a decision date that he was sticking to no matter what, and when his top 2-3 choices pulled out of the race at the last second, VT was the one left standing. His heart was never really in Blacksburg, but he felt the need to commit on that day and he just wanted to make a decision.

Walker had all of his top options left on the table at the time of his decision and after this weekends visit, felt that Blacksburg was the right place for him.

that surprise elite addition to DBU feeling...

A picture is worth a 1000% (words)

Your battery level is waaay too high.

Rookie.

It was plugged in, but if it helps i was driving

Whew I thought it was hot outside but apparently there is a ton of shade around here.

Apparently Savion Jackson (HS teammate) had told State's staff that JR would commit lol whoops

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

To be fair, he did commit

Here's the phone call after the commitment. Ncsu staff: I thought you said he was gonna commit to us Savion. Savion: I said he was gonna commit to State. Ncsu staff: yeah aren't we State tho? Savion: Nah by State I meant he was gonna commit to the State of Virginia where the University of Virginia Tech is. Ncsu staff: Wtf

I feed off of nightmares

Savion: I meant he was going to commit to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Outside its night time, but inside its LeDay

Yeah that's where I thought/hoped it was going as well

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

Amazing addition! Welcome to the fam! #NC2VT in effect.

At first I was all "dyn-o-mite", but then I was all "who shot J.R.?". lol

Welcome to Hokie nation.

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

You're old.

And wise!

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

Well done. Leg for you.

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

It's funny cause auburn is dumpster firing it up. My family all wants gus fired lmao. (I was supposed to be 4th generation auburn but then I went to the good guys for college)

Does being that long of a legacy help secure schollies or some other sweet benefits? I was the first in my family to go to college and graduate so I am always curious about legacy families.

Not at VT.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own