Virginia Tech Football Recruiting: Nadir Thompson Commits to the Hokies

#NC2VT lands a talented defensive back.

Virginia Tech is burning up the trail in the Tar Heel State. With his verbal commitment, Nadir Thompson joins North Carolina products: 3-star DL Joe Kane, 4-star WR Tre Turner, and 3-star DB D.J. Crossen in the Hokies' 2018 recruiting class.

Imma put on for you baby girl! I put that on Ada Ruth.. committed to Virginia Tech

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Thompson originally committed to N.C. State in May 2016, but opened up his recruitment in April after "communication problems".

The 247Sports Composite rates the 5'11", 165 pound Thompson as a 3-star athlete, but ESPN's conclusion is a 4-star evaluation. Virginia Tech pursued the two-way (WR/CB) Southern Nash HS product as a cornerback.

"He can do a little bit of everything," Southern Nash head coach Brian Foster told The Key Play in April. "We do a combination of stuff on defense. But he goes to the open-man side of the field and we don't have to worry about anything over there, which is nice."

The Hokies edged out Duke, Virginia, N.C. State, and Wake Forest for Thompson's services.

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Imma put on for you baby girl! I put that on Ada Ruth.. committed to Virginia Tech

Can I get "I'm too old to understand this" translation?

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

Means he is going to give all he's got for Ada Ruth, whoever that is.

Always choose joy.

Thank you. As a 32 year old single male who still believes he is pretty hip and in the know, I couldn't understand what he was saying either. Appreciate the translation.

I'll just refer back to my much younger former female companion, who when we last spoke months ago, called me "an antique."

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

You have to know how to read the subtext. Then it becomes clear. Focus on what's not being said over what is. Here you go:

Imma put on for you baby girl! - After having careful consideration and a meticulous review I have judiciously decided the institution to which I shall endeavor to excel in both my athletic and academic pursuits.

I put that on Ada Ruth.. - That's the mother f-ing truth.

committed to Virginia Tech - committed to Virginia Tech University

Wow! Really?!?

What an addition

Fernley at work:
Airplane! - Jive Scene with Translation [1080p]

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

great pull +1

LOL. dmnt fern.. enjoy your leg!

Let's Go

HOKIES

Fern be getting mad nom noms.

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

I like how Joe dropped it right in the story as if it made perfect sense.

He runs like he's got somewhere to go to.

Welcome!

"Going to class"

**Sprints across drillfield

The Dude Abides

Daaaaamn - fella can run - he gets into the top gear quickly.

Can you imagine if a QB could hit him in stride with a pass. Points City!

I'm believing that several UVA QBs will make hitting him in stride a reality. #DBU

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

Points city, either way!

Excited about this one. Very talented, but from everything his coach has said, seems like an even better person. Win-win for the Hokies!!!

Quick thoughts: Really fast, looks much bigger than his posted weight. He can turn on an edge and get up field without losing much speed. He looks more like a Fuente slot-back (similar to the way Fuente used Sam Craft in his last season at Memphis) than a corner, but he is athletic enough to be a defensive back with good upside. Again, you can see how much Fuente prioritizes athleticism, speed, and versatility in his recruiting. While a Pimpleton looks deadling on punt returns, Thompson sure looks like he could be a dynamic kickoff return guy.

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

Kid looks like he can really fly. One thing I did notice, he has a terrible habit of lowering his head when making a tackle. Very rarely in those highlights does he make a hit with his head up.

Man, this past couple weeks certainly has been the zenith of the recruiting season...

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Well TKP'ed.

I'd say you're approaching the pinnacle of the form.

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

something something apogee something something.

Well this certainly was the climax of the pun thread.

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

But have we reached the apex of our excitement ?!? I think not

Run to Win. Pass To Score

It would be the acme of stupidity to assume such a thing.

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

These high altitude puns are getting old, why don't we give them Everest.

VTCC '86 Delta Company, Hokie in Peru, TKPC#490, One of us!

We're pivoting, and I like it.

Have a leg. K, 2.

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

Annapurna lid on this before it gets out of hand

Good, because NC State fans are in a state of Denali about this right now.

They've been there a Lhotse

For Saint Helen's sake, just stop!

VTCC '86 Delta Company, Hokie in Peru, TKPC#490, One of us!

Oh you guys are just Hillaryous.

Kenya just let us enjoy this?

Things always go well when we get a Kamet

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"Step on a crack, break Miami's bak"
- ThatOneGuy

"Hurricanes are uncontrollable and the models predict continued chaos"
- Eshiben5 (probably)

Cruise looks a little high strung right there. He may want something to Vesuvius nerves.

Oh forget it, it doesn't Matterhorn anymore

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.

You're right. I'll just abandon this, dial up Laila on winamp, and Kailash anyone who brings the topic again.

Apogee in advance, but couldn't let it go while enjoying an under-ranked cup of Mauna Kea.

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"Step on a crack, break Miami's bak"
- ThatOneGuy

"Hurricanes are uncontrollable and the models predict continued chaos"
- Eshiben5 (probably)

You guys are just a bunch of El Capitans of wit.

To summit all up....these puns are really getting over the top.....

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

Ford.


You have died of Teton.

J'aime les Grands Tetons. However:

It looks like we are seeing CJF in full stride. Imagine how it will be when we continued increases of successful (improving) seasons.

This could take us from being a member of a Power 5 conference to being one of the teams (or three team) that makes the ACC a Power 5 conference .

I too am having a hard time holding these alligators down!

The Dude Abides

Narduzzi's response to VT getting a DB Commit

Fuck Pat Narduzzi

"Give me a fu¢king beer", Anonymous Genius

The route he ran at 3:23 looked exactly like a play I'd run in NCAA 14 when I'd get a 99 speed kid. I hope Fuente plans on throwing this kid all around the field and not just defense.

Fu was probably playing against you and that's why he recruited him. Good thing you wasn't playing Bud

Am I the only one who thinks the cheerleader on the left is anything but happy to be in this picture?

#awkward.

Maybe I'm just old. Scratch that. I *AM* old.

meh, she is just demure.

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"Step on a crack, break Miami's bak"
- ThatOneGuy

"Hurricanes are uncontrollable and the models predict continued chaos"
- Eshiben5 (probably)

I agree. Just because the camera caught her without the cheesecake grin of the other cheerleader doesn't indicate that she was uncomfortable. Demure...I like that call.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

Playmaker...and has a sub-6.5 (FAT) in the 55m.

From watching his highlight film, he looks like a good fit for slot. Very shifty with the ball in his hands, and would be a natural for jet sweeps. He gets to top speed very quick.

1-0 every week

Well.... our recruiting can only go up from here

"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

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I don't know about anyone else, but I certainly needed this.

So lost

I aim to confuse.

"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

Not cool man. I don't like having to use my brain while I'm at work.

A cerebral dad joke but a dad joke nonetheless. Right before Fathers Day even. Dad joke score: 5 out of 5. Here, have a leg and an eye roll.

I just checked his rankings and Scout hates Nadir. The three other major ranking services have him between #38 and #21 as an athlete. Scout has him at #85.

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

So someone math this and what would his star ranking be if scout had him at 40?

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

6.25 *. He is the new Kenny Omega.

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

Likely still 3. 247 and Rivals have him as a solid 3 but not too close to 4. ESPN gives low 4 stars to anyone with a pulse, so their 4 doesn't pull that high.

If there is one common denominator with Fuente and the skill positions he recruits, its SPEED.

Bleeding burnt orange and chicago maroon

"and versatility!"
"Yes. SPEED and VERSATILITY!!"
"and don't forget a willingness to block"
"Oh yes. SPEED, VERSATILITY, and A WILLINGNESS TO BLOCK"

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"Oh yes. SPEED, VERSATILITY, and A WILLINGNESS TO BLOCK and CHARACTER, can't forget CHARACTER."

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

"Oh yes. SPEED, VERSATILITY, and A WILLINGNESS TO BLOCK and CHARACTER, can't forget CHARACTER. Also, AN OVERINFLATED SENSE OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY COUPLED WITH A GENERAL AIR OF CONDESCENSION."

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

And a great, innate desire to humiliate 'hoos.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

And a bottle of Zima. You cannot forget the Zima!

I logged in just to upvote this. Well done.

GIF hard or go home

Thompson is already recruiting...

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

Haha, I take it his since-deleted "I'm getting off twitter" Tweet was just to get other coaches off his back. Love this dude already

Run with the Pack and take "L"s. Someone get some ice on that burn.

Love this kid Mooking it up.

Welcome to the good guys.

The Dude Abides

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

This gif says things that words simply cannot.

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

Looks like he's all in, not wavering. Let his 'yes' be 'yes'. ...character.

This one's for #NC2VT! C'mon and raise up!

Welcome home son! I legged just about everyone here.

Where is Lawson?!

Here's one for you!