Virginia Tech added seven verbal committments to its 2019 recruiting class in June, and the Hokies didn't waste any time on the recruiting trail in July. William Pritchard opted for the Hokies over fellow finalists Tennessee, James Madison, Syracuse, and Illinois.
The 247Sports Composite rates the 6-3, 290 pound Manchester HS product as a 3-star (0.8333) offensive guard. Though that rank is currently devoid of input from 247Sports and ESPN; it only considers Rivals, the only service to rank Pritchard at this time.
Star power aside, the bottom line is in a recruiting cycle with very tight numbers Virginia Tech thought enough of Pritchard after an in-person evaluation to offer him a scholarship.