Virginia Tech Football Recruiting: William Pritchard Commits to the Hokies

The Hokies add more beef in the trenches.

Pritchard made a visit to Virginia Tech in early June. [@william_63_]

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.

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#TeamPancake

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Great picture of him glad we got him . Like him better than the prospect from Ga .Exciting times on the way, love the brand that we are building with Whitt ,Fuentes and Buzz and others .

Coastal 1

Year 3 is coming up!

That's huge. That gives us the resources to finish out this class and make solid headway in next year while other teams are still fighting to fill up this years class.

Always glad to see more beef. Illinois fans (I know, right?) on Twitter seemed pretty convinced he would be heading to the midwest.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

I can't wait for this kid to get in a College weight room with Weight/strength coach, he'll bulk up quickly with his frame.

Pour some Beer on it

Big and STRONG and nimble will be another unsung weapon on the o-line. Definitely a difference maker and CJF is building the offensive off the future.

I can't get no more out of film than the next guy, but three things stood out to me:

knee bend
choppy feet
mean streak

I like this dude.

His HUDL self description is: Thick and Quick.

Thick and quick?

Vice is killing it on the O-line recruiting trail. It's just a matter of time before a 4-star RB recruit takes notice. Maybe not this year or even next, but when the 2018 and 2019 class arrives...

In Bud we trust

Chris Tyree
Tim Baldwin
Malik Newton
Evan Pryor
Hunter Rice

I'm sure others as well

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

Two I would add are Blake Corum and Kaelon Black

Haven't we always been able to get low 3* OL recruits?

I think the difference is we're getting a low 3* OL recruit that fits in a spot within our system.

Also, OL recruiting is extremely difficult to project to the college level.

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

Haven't we always been able to get low 3* OL TE recruits that he who shall not be named assured us could be turned into zone-blocking masters because they had "quick feet"?

FTFY.

Roger that.

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

They are building the hell out of this offense.

...fellow finalists Tennessee, James Madison, Syracuse, and Illinois.

One of these things is not like the others

"Hokie religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid." Han Solo

A national championship in the last 20 years?

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

Sorry to be that guy but 2 have one of those (if you count FCS title)

"If at first you do not succeed, then skydiving is not for you." - Anonymous

Tennessee's title was during the 1998 season. The 20 year window ended this past season.

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

Really athletic kid who seems to have a "mean streak"... Also, there's not a chance he is near 290lbs.

Is it football season yet?

The name that popped into my head when watching his film was Steven Moss(former 4 star that went to UVA and played like Jane there)..Moss's film was "violent" and so was Pritchard's...this kid takes no plays off it seems like..just relentless..thats what we need.

I always take those numbers with a grain of salt too. Usually recruits shrink 1-2 inches when they enroll at Tech. His coach confirmed that size though.

The younger Pritchard is 290 pounds, but lean enough that he looks like 240, Hall said. Pritchard could grow to 315 or 320 in the coming years.

"He's got his stuff together," Hall said. "He has his priorities straight."

The coach described Pritchard as good student and a high-character player. He plays offense and defense at Manchester but is expected to be a center or offense guard in college. Hall said he expects Pritchard to become a starter and to start early in his college career.

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One of the few gifs that doesn't need words.

Thanks for the laughs.

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I never met a project that couldn't justify a new tool.

I know French will love the way he engages in contact and continues to move his feet

Hokie Love!

engages in contact and continues to move his feet

A lot of the ladies would say the same about me. Giggity.

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I never met a project that couldn't justify a new tool.

You knew we had this kid when we named a building after him.

"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

Bold move Cotton

"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

First, they let co-eds come into Pritchard...

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