Virginia Tech Football Recruiting: Keshon Artis Commits to the Hokies

Coveted 757 linebacker announces for Virginia Tech.

Artis during his October 29 Virginia Tech official visit. [@asvp_ke]

Virginia Tech added highly desired linebacker Keshon Artis to its 2018 recruiting class. Artis opted for the Hokies over finalists Central Florida and N.C. State. Artis also reportedly held offers from regional Power Five programs Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. Artis has been a priority for the Hokies on the recruiting trail since they offered him way back in April 2016.

The 6-0, 230 pound Oscar Smith HS standout is, upon further photographic confirmation, indeed a linebacker.

The 247Sports Composite rates Artis as 3-star prospect. Although both 247Sports and ESPN rate him as a 4-star. Either way, he's racked up impressive stats during his senior campaign.

(Although, he forgot to include his rushing touchdowns.)

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Joe typing this story:

(yes, I know it's pre-written...)

He's put up some artis(tic) stats his senior year. Welcome Home Keshon!

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

I was wondering when the puns would Keshon

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95% of what I say is sarcastic. The other 5% is usually taken out of context.

You're punnier than me, take your leg.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

Damn he looks tough! Glad he's a Hokie. Welcome Keshon!

FAM! Welcome Home Keshon!

"I want to punch people from UVA right in the neck, don't ever come on my show and talk about your football." - Colin Cowherd

Perfect week for some good news! Welcome Home, Artis!

"You know when the Hokies say 'We are Virginia Tech' they're going to mean it."- Lee Corso

Go Hookies.

Hookies

Is this what we're calling the offense whenever Hooker takes over at QB?

I see what you did there. Take your damn leg.

/cringes at high school-created graphics

Holy hell, how is this guy in high school?! Those are some serious pythons he has for arms

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

Your avatar gives away your interest in his arms... (jk)

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

I like the Artis renderings of him in a Tech uniform in his tweets.

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Keshon already has the build of a D-1 college football player. Can't wait to see what Hilgart is going to do with him in the weight room.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

Make him a DT?

He said Hilgart, not Wiles.

"I mean, you know, fuck them, but good for them." -Too Druck to Funk

Not that these decisions are made spur the moment (i would hope), but picking up a guy like Keshon after last game (or 2) that had fans sharpening their pitchforks is a nice reminder of the direction this program is headed under Fuente.

This! I'm glad recruits don't react off of one game outcomes like some irrational fans do (unfortunately, including myself here). If we can get Dax, this might very well be a very special corps of LBs for years to come. Now we just need to secure some playmakers on the OL/WR/RB to really get this team moving forward.

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

Welcome to Hokie Nation Mr. Artis!

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

Ok so someone give me the pronunciation here. Is it Key-shon, Keh-shon, keh-Shon, key-Shon, Keh-shun, etc.

And to beat you jokers to your own game, it's definitely not keh-vihn.

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

Nah, I'm still making this joke.

It's pronounced Kevin.

What is the Kevin joke?

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You're dead to me Skutt!

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

syll. kes-hon, ke-sh-on ] The baby boy name Keshon is pronounced as Kih-SHAHN †. The origin of Keshon is the English-American language. Keshon is a derivative of the English name Keshawn.

https://www.babynamespedia.com/meaning/Keshon

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

I saw Keshon at the Duke game before the players walk and had to do a double take because this kid is stacked. He isn't the tallest guy in the world but he looks like a grown ass man. Can't believe he already looks like that before Hilgart gets his hands on him.

Welcome home Keshon!

Saw him doing work this summer on a single man blocking sled. My wife actually asked, "Is that one of the football coaches?" To which my 9th grade son replied "Nope that is a senior who will probably end up at VT! He is just built like a grown man."

Finally! Bit of good news.

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

He seems like the perfect player to replace motuapuaka after this season.

Dammit jack crow, will you let it go already?...oh sorry man. It's just reflex at this point. Have a leg.

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This doesn't suck. LB depth/talent is shaping up to be as good as it's ever been at VT the next couple years.

Welcome aboard Keshon!

Now just convince your teammate Cam'Ron Kelly to commit to the Good Guys too and we'll call it a day...

If Dax signs as well and also to have rivers . The future is bright !!! Question is how can we possibly get these guys on field at same time with so many spread teams now ?

My personal #sources have it that NC State is playing the numbers game and soured on Artis late. Don't know who else was truly in the final running, but either way I'm glad it ended up working out for us. He'll be a great LB.

Hah... Rookies, don't they know the numbers always work?

"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

I call Shenanigans on that one. By 247, Artis would be the highest-ranked LB recruit in their class. You don't "sour" often on a high 3*/4* player unless you have others in the bank or waiting in the wings.

This whole "well we didn't want him that bad," or "didn't fit our system," is a common theme from fanbases who know they aren't gonna get somebody in the days leading up to announcement. And yes, we do it too.

No shenanigans. State was/is pushing to switch another LB instead of pursuing Artis.

Because they were a distant second on him...

I think they think they have a good shot at flipping Peyton Wilson from UNC

bingo

FINALLY some good news! His arms are like tree trunks. If he can get them moved quickly to wrap up the runner's legs then we will be in good shape.

"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

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Smart man! Here's your leg

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

Good size and instinct to attach the ball. He will be a welcome addition to the Bud-team.

Our class has 9 four star commits according to ESPN's recruiting stuff. Idk how our past recruiting classes have compared but that seems pretty good at this time of the year

UVA lost to richmond

Run to Win. Pass To Score