Virginia Tech Football Recruiting: Quincy Patterson Commits to the Hokies

The Hokies pick up a verbal commitment from a 2018 signal caller.


Quincy Patterson makes it two quarterbacks for the Hokies so far this recruiting cycle. The 6-4, 232 pound Solorio Academy (Chicago, IL) product joins DeJuan Ellis as QB commits in Virginia Tech's 2018 class.

"After deep thought, visiting a multitude of football programs, discussions with my parents, and weighing out my options, I want to thank everyone who has been there for me throughout this recruitment journey and helped fulfill a dream at getting the opportunity to play at the next level. Furthermore, I am proud to announce that I will be furthering my engineering and football aspirations at Virginia Tech University [SIC]," he shared on Twitter.

The 247Sports Composite rates Patterson a 3-star recruit and he verbally committed to Tech over the Tar Heels and Cavaliers among other Power Five offers.

The Windy City prospect visited Blacksburg on February 17 for a more intimate look at Virginia Tech the day prior to its junior day. The same east coast jaunt included stops at Virginia and North Carolina.

"We actually watched film of games and practices, and he showed me how they read certain coverages," Patterson said. "(Brad Cornelsen) was emphasizing the fact that I'd fit in the offense perfectly and that it wouldn't even be much of an adjustment for me to do the same because I'm already a quarterback that fits that system."


Not a bad looking offer list!

he verbally committed to Tech over the Tar Heels and Cavaliers

Well, we can tell he's got taste.

That's an easy choice. Quality football and superior engineering program. He shows brains, too.

I'd agree with you, but that would almost mean I was saying UVA was an impressive offer..which is like a compliment through the transitive property...or something like that...

Being a five-year starter can be appealing to kids, if they don't know any better.

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

Awesome. Size, intelligence - eager to see him take the field.

I'm always glad to see football players in the engineering program. Welcome to the family, Quincy!

“You got one guy going boom, one guy going whack, and one guy not getting in the endzone.”
― John Madden (describing VT's offense?)

You'll have to refresh my memory. Who are the football players who actually played and graduated with degrees in Engineering?

I think David Wilson majored in physics, or at least daily trying to defy it. Not sure about engineers though.

The Dude Abides

Caleb Hurd, Shayne Graham era placekick holder, Mechanical Engineering graduate.

EDIT - At first I thought it was Graham, but I think I'm way off base there.

i believe vinny mihota is in electrical engineering.

That's really impressive! I wonder if he's able to transfer what he's learned about the dark arts from class over to the football field.

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

I don't think that freezing opposing offensive lines down to absolute zero so their is no resistance is the most practical football skill.

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

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

I'm just saying that if he's studying Black Magic, why not practice it on the opposing team? Give the tackle the yips or something. Oh wait...based on the Liberty game maybe he's already practicing.

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

I can think of two from my days in the mid- to late 90's. The aforementioned Caleb Hurd, plus Atle Larsen, kicker, class of '95 or '96 who was an aerospace engineering grad.

“You got one guy going boom, one guy going whack, and one guy not getting in the endzone.”
― John Madden (describing VT's offense?)

Watched his film a while back when it looked like he was trending to the good guys. Love the pickup. Great runner and wasn't shy of contact. Nothing leaped off the screen with any of his passes, so I'd like to see a lot more of his throws on his Senior film this time next year. Tremendous get for the QB room it seems. Won't be pressured to make an instant impact, since JJ and Hooker seem to be highly rated and rearing to go. Also, added bonus, will push Ellis as well.

Always choose joy.

Perfect fit for the scheme and has the frame to take a pounding in between the tackles in the running game. He will need to refine his passing technique but he has time to learn. Of the targets, he and Dylan Hopkins were my favorites that had been looked at. I am guessing Hopkins isn't an option anymore and if Joyner still gets targeted that perhaps they are looking at Ellis for a receiver spot.

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

Keep taking that L UVA and Heels.

The Dude Abides

I like the fact that the coaches feel he already fits the style of offense. Certainly always better than having to either try and alter an offense to fit QB play style or hoping the player can pick up the new scheme. Look forward to seeing him progress!!

He definitely has some comparable traits to Evans: the pump fake and deep touch pass at the 3:17 mark of his highlight film looks very familiar. Also his ability to elude the pass rush with the awareness to pass down field from outside the pocket (advanced for a HS junior) or run through defenders at the line of scrimmage to extend the play are two elements the VT offense took advantage in Fuente's first year.

Quincy appears to be a great fit for the VT offensive system used in 2016. Although it appears Fuente and company have the ability to adapt to any QB style of play to reach their max potential.

Definitely has a smooth, almost effortless looking release. Similar to another guy we had that could launch it with a flick of the wrist.

Another solid 'cruit for CJF & Co.! Welcome home Quincy!

Thought the same thing... a few of his passes seemed to jump from his hand.

'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'


Bile taste here......

They'll put 60 on him and make him a OT!. Horray for the good guys.

Year 3 is coming up!

Don't think I'm going to Woonsocket any time soon...

Pain is Temporary, Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever, Let's Go Hokies!!

But he dont look excited in the pic PAAAWWWLLL.

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

definitely got his girlfriend to write his announcement letter for him.

football players can have pretty hand writing too you know...

don't hate

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

My wife had a class with Bruce Taylor and was paired up with him for group work and she says that he has the prettiest handwriting that she had ever seen.

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

Can vouch for this! He ate dinner at my parents house on 4th of July and he wrote my parents a thank you note. My dad showed it off to all the guys and work. His favorite line would be "Tech boys don't just go to Tech to just play football, they go to learn to be great men like this young man!" And would show off the note.

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

Love his Twitter bio: "3 star QB with a 0 star mentality"

"It might be dark outside, but it's LeDay in here." - Jay Bilas


He seems real bought in to being a Hokie, looking forward to watching him in O&M.

I really hope Patterson and Ellis start a friendly rivalry to see who can come in more prepared for camp. Then bring all the other targets in on it.

I realize there is a different standard for athletes but I find it impressive that Yale and Princeton were both recruiting him. It speaks volumes about his commitment to academics which in turn speaks volumes about his maturity.

I'll put it this way: Knowing my 17-year-old self, if I was being considered as the future quarterback of a program like Virginia Tech, UNC, Penn State, MSU etc., I don't know how focused I would be on my academic performance.

A qb commit with good size and no TE jokes yet. Weird.

Oh my, is TKP sick? This could be fatal.


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

I was legitimately concerned.

It's either an illness or maybe the TKP crowd is maturing.

........definitely illness

That face. I want to call him Mr. Fuckin Business.

Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic. Frequently misspells words.

So like.....a pimp? I thought we already had one of those on the team?

It's OK - I'm half asian

Dude can sling it. But can he throw it over a mountain

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

Awesome get. Huge dude with some skills.

OT complaint: Why add [sic]? What purpose did it serve? We all know that the TKP staff didn't make an error in the quote, so there's no need to bring attention to the mistake. It just comes off as snarky.

I realize the irony of snarky nature of my complaint. Sorry. I just find the term [sic] is overused and really should be saved when you're trying to make a point about the original author. TKP is still the best.

🦃 🦃 🦃

I don't even know what it means...

edit: had way too many evens....

February..'96...the steak: ribeye, the whiskey:Lagavulin 16, the lady next to me: a bit**.....

When you add [sic] to a statement, it indicates that the speaker/writer of the statement made an error of some sort - factual, typographical, etc. and it emphasizes that the mistake is on the part of the original speaker/writer rather than the person reporting the information.

I took the over-emphasized [SIC] used here to be a tongue-in-cheek statement about using "Virginia Tech University" since someone invariably makes a joke in the comments, rather than trying to lay blame or embarrass the kid.

Off topic for the thread, but when do Spring practices begin?

If it's a new topic, it should get a new thread :)

I've seen various posts about spring performance rumors, news from workouts, etc. Those should have been consolidated in a discussion thread about the spring. Feel free to create a thread, otherwise off-topic sub-threads get totally lost. We want useful and interesting information to be easily accessible.

This staff has an eye for talent.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

Sure hope we can hang onto him. He is not under the radar any longer.

In Fuente we trust

Elite 11 posted this short interview they did with Quincy...

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

Am I a slow listener, or does he talk very fast?

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

"I don't talk a lot...."

His mind is even going faster than what he is limiting his mouth to say.

This guy will get to his 4th read before most are coming off the first.

Three star to Elite 11.....Staff is on it.