Virginia Tech Football Recruiting: Jesse Hanson Commits to the Hokies

#EnterNight19 adds a reenforcement to the trenches.


Action on the recruiting trail for the Hokies did not subside the day after national signing day. Virginia Tech turned its attention to the 2019 cycle and added a verbal commitment from offensive lineman Jesse Hanson.

Hanson opted for the Hokies over offers from regional Power Five programs Virginia, North Carolina, Duke, and West Virginia. Tech's in-state competition pulled out all the stops in a futile effort to secure his pledge.

The 6-4, 290 pound Lord Botetourt HS (Daleville, VA) product was a multi-trip visitor to Tech throughout the fall and winter. Hanson cited the hour he and his family spent one-on-one speaking with Justin Fuente as the highlight of a January unofficial visit.

"I got to talk to him (Fuente) about why I should come to Virginia Tech, what they have to offer, the whole thing,"Hanson said last month. "Talked about his family, talked about my family, talked about what I want to get out of college, pretty much everything."

The son of two Clemson alumni set his decision date after visits on the subsequent weekends to Virginia and North Carolina.

The 247Sports Composite rates Hanson as a 3-star (.8778) guard. Although that score is absent his beyond adequate deer pressing skills.


YES! Bring the beef!

Or Deer. I'm fine with some venison

Side convo: I've never had venison. How should I try it for the first time?

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

What's your favorite way to eat beef? I will sub venison in for almost any meal that calls for beef. I'm simply cook though. Deer steak, deer ground, deer sausages, deer heart fried, deer roast etc.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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I think he means how to obtain it, not prepare it.... but cook the back straps like a steak and make the rest into jerky and snack sticks

Recruit Prosim

I actually meant prepare/have it prepared.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Probably the most tame way in my opinion is in stew. But of course if you can get some ground up venison as stated above, spaghetti, chili, burgers don't matter. It's all good.

soak it overnight in butter milk before cooking it will take any gamey-ness out.

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

Butterfly and fry the tenderloin and put it on a sammich with some mayo.

"with all due respect, and remember I’m sayin’ it with all due respect, that idea ain’t worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin’ it on" - Ricky Bobby

That sounds good, except for the mayo.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

I had some fresh ground elk burgers in Montana last Summer. My goodness, it might have been one of the best burgers I've ever had. Elk has absolutely zero gaminess.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Jerky. Slice it thin. Marinate in teriyaki sauce, garlic salt, onion powder, black and red pepper, seasoning salt. Secret ingredient.... sprinkle with Old Bay before dehydrating.

Cut the tenderloin into 1 inch slices and marinate in Italian dressing. Then wrap in bacon, place on a skewer with your favorite vegetables and grill on medium heat until the bacon is done. Awesome with Hienz 57.

Or if you like Cube steak, tenderize thin pieces from the roast and use your favorite family beef cube steak recipe. It cooks similar to beef, but we like it better because it's less fat. Tip, the taste is in the gravy.

Cube it, brown it in a skillet, stew it in red chile with kidney beans and/or your preferred chili ingredients.

Not the bagman VT deserves, but the bagman VT needs right now.


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

I speak from experience.... hit it with your truck at 75 mph on 81 north after leaving Blacksburg. Don't swerve, hit it dead on for a clean kill. Make sure you get the head that flies off so you can mount it. The bigger the antler size, the better, but it seems like the smaller, dumber bucks and does will come closer to the road. $7000 worth of damage for a very tenderized deer sounds expensive, but if you hit it just right, all the blood drains out and you can just skin that bad boy and throw the carcass in a cauldron over a fire pit with some onions, potatoes, garlic cloves and parsley. Absolutely delicious after nearly having a heart attack while hitting the deer and I'm pretty sure this is what Coach K brews for dinner every night after basketball practice.

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

Legs for all venison recipes here. Great stuff!
Even you Fly Guy, that probably wasn't that tasty... I kid.

When my son was at the Air Force Academy, when the rut started they sent all the cadets an email with a video in it called "Explodey the Doe" for some safety awareness. You can probably guess what that is about.
Its a police car front view video of the car hitting a doe square at an obviously decent rate of speed. The explosion is unreal. I still have this video (he fwded it to me). It's impressive.

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

For the first time? Just cut off a bit and eat it. If it is a young corn fed deer it is pretty good just grilled. Older, tougher animals need some help in my opinion. I like a over-night soak in a good Jamaican jerk marinade for the loin. For the haunch, an Ethiopian stew if you like heat, or Caribbean curry if you like spice without the heat. I've had hunter's wives say it the best venison they have had, because it does not taste like a game animal when you put that much spice on it, by using two different Caribbean Curried Goat recipes.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

A Hokie through and through!


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

Congratulations, Jesse, and welcome aboard!

Extra points for the dog in the photo.

Waho's suck
Uva swallows

Even more points, I'm pretty sure that dog is a basenji.


"Now Miami wants to talk about it." *Cue Enter Sandman*

It's pronounced Boat-Tort, right? Or is it "Kevin"?


"Now Miami wants to talk about it." *Cue Enter Sandman*



Same move I made 16 years ago. Wait— *checks math* —Damn, I'm getting old!

Also I transferred to Lord Botetourt from Liberty-Bealeton home of Wyatt Teller, so I have a good track record with attending schools that produce pancakes.

'07 Mechanical Engineering

"Touchdown, Tech! I have never enjoyed saying that more"
-Bill Roth

I feel like Jesse is going to replace Teller's meat tenderizer with a crossbow. Welcome aboard!

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

Poor form on the bow. Everything would be low. /s

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

Love this kid's tape. I think he's going to be special. I just hope we can hold off Clemson when they come calling.

Let's add Beaver, Simonds, and Hudson and then go all in on a final class topper like Carroll or Wright. Great start to the OL class!

His father seems really bought in and discussed how the family's faith and signs were instrumental to the decision. Clemson offer would be a game changer, but they seemed rather convicted with the choice.

I hope that is the case. Being able to see their son play so close must be a nice factor, also.

I just worry that a Clemson family gets an offer late in the process.

Clemson will be taking a large class next year as well, they will be sending out possibly more offers than they ever have before.

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

I think Simonds will be on board soon too. Might not be tonight or tomorrow, but it will be sometime later this winter or spring.

I feel like we need a pinned post of the 2019 targets.

I know Ford and that's about it

Recruit Prosim

Great verbal but not going to believe he stays till he signs on the dotted line. Hope we keep him!

-Semper Primus

We not done neither.

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

I'd hope not. We have three dudes as of now.

Only LA and BAG could post 4 words with a double negative and get that many upvotes.

Using /s is for cowards. is that deer floating?

It's being held up by the levitating arms and head. Duh.

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

Is that supposed to be a trophy the UVa football is on top of?

Yes. Lacrosse National Championship trophy, naturally.

I had that same teacher when I was in school at LB, but I definitely don't think he went to uva. Although that was a long time ago, so I could be wrong.

His main shtick back then was cranking DMX during times typing tests in keyboarding.

'07 Mechanical Engineering

"Touchdown, Tech! I have never enjoyed saying that more"
-Bill Roth

Although that was a long time ago, so I could be wrong.
His main shtick back then was cranking DMX during times typing tests in keyboarding.

Long time ago, haha. Try timed typing tests on a typewriter. I used a portable manual typewriter at VT for English Lit papers.

Vice finding his feet, which is very promising.

Anyone else see the annoying posts on wahoo247 about buds drunk uncle cartwheel for Hansen and how he was a redneck savaant? Silly whoos

Reach for Excellence!

VT Football: It'll get after ya!

Proud Hokie since 2004.

sour grapes...and brie

they'll always have hard things together

Any LOLUVA website is gonna be awful but La sabre is the worst one out there. They are a bunch of pompous asswipes

I feed off of nightmares

Jacked about this commitment. This is a big man who is going to continue the pancake buffet

OL from Daleville. Has a dog. That dog may hunt. He definitely does.

He'll fit in nicely I think

If it's a basenji like I think it is, they're bred to hunt in the Congo. Just can't get a good look at the tail to confirm, but the way it's standing on its hind legs like a meerkat is very similar to a basenji's behavior.

He needs to hook up with Brewer.

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

Its that dam HANSON, he is so hot right now!!!
Welcome sir! SO blue collar, I love it!!

Okay, folks. He's ours to stay. Book it.

Because I just watched his commitment video on da Twittah and it's so committal that he will never live it down if he so much as takes another OV hahaaa

He loves VT. You guys gotta watch it. I'm mobile, so a link:

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

I was thinking today how he definitely has to sign with us now with a video like that!

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

Yeah, I thought the same thing.

He seems like the type of guy who actually commits to things and sticks with it. I felt pretty good about that commitment. He seems like a good fit and Blacksburg is close enough for his family and friends to come to the games.

that was a badass commitment vid

That dog be like "Stop taking credit for my kill, mfer!"


"I grew an inch from last year," he added. "I'm 6-foot 5-inches now and I'm 296.


'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'

With one target already committed, Hanson is busy working on a few others to join him at Virginia Tech and his his top targets narrowed down.

"Quinn (Carroll) and (Devyn) Ford, also (Riley) Simonds."

Yes please.

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