November Recruiting Thread-> All the way up?

 2016.10.27 at Pittsburgh &emdash; 2016.10.27. VT at Pitt.

Well, its definitely been a crazy season so far. However recruits are starting to take notice and its nice to see on the twitter and facebook and other social media pages.

By now i'm sure everyone knows that Jalen Hurd will be leaving UT and Fuente, TGuerry and I think Cornelsen followed him on twitter ASAP. I'm sure they have already had conversations and that is a step in the right direction. Do I think VT has a chance who the heck knows, I do know that UT will not release him to any SEC school or a school they play next year so that being said.

Teams that are out-> THE WHOLE SEC & GT, Indiana State & Umass.

Jalen Holston still seems super high on VT and VT seems to have him as priority #1 in terms of the RB class. Team that scares me and everyone else is Georgia. Late Offer and he could be heading to UGA.

Deon Jackson-> Committed to Duke has shown more interest in VT lately. Per 247 his mom will be heavily involved with his recruitment and academics are HIGH on her list.

Current Commit Silas Dzansi has gotten a lot of talk lately and has been bumped up to 4* recruit from FUMA. This is big news and at 6'6" 300 he has a good chance to probably crack the 2 deep.

Tyjuan Garbutt has been very pro VT and I expect him to re-commit to VT when he is ready. I think the issue is not wanting to piss off his HS Football coach more than him not wanting to go to VT.

Bobby Roundtree-> DE recently received an offer from VT and has made his final cut. Good to see VT recruiting DE's especially from FL. IMO a high 3* from FL is pretty damn close to a 4* for sure.

Devon Hunter-> Some sauces that I have from UofFL are already throwing in the towel for him to land at VT. That is good news to hear however anything can happen down in the Swamp.

Feel free to add more as the month goes on. After the GT game we will probably get some more info as that seems to be a big recruit week.

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Interesting comments from Teradja Mitchell - ESPN Junior #6- #1 Inside Linebacker:
http://www.espn.com/blog/acc/insider/post?id=96197
(only posting the portion not behind the paywall)

"Virginia Tech is playing great," Mitchell said. "They are doing things that nobody expected them to do, so I'm very impressed. They have a good shot to make my top 10."

Would be great to actually land a top rated VA defensive recruit

Would be awesome to get him, but from everything I've read we really aren't in the picture for him right now. He really wants to go out of state.

"...When we step on that field, they bleed like we bleed and we're gonna show the world."
-Corey Marshall

"They have a good shot to make my top 10."

lol, that's not saying much really.

We got a good shot at making the nation's top 10. Glad this guy might consider us. #humbled #blessed

It's all part of the game for these high-profile recruits. Means absolutely nothing as far as recruiting him, but it does mean we are getting attention which is the important part.

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It's saying just enough to get the hopes of fans up to start the Cycle of Recruiting that ends in pain and sadness.

Their can be only one!

It is a natural gift I posess to create friction in sensitive situations.

Very encouraging re: Hunter and Garbutt

should add DJ Matthews on here as well. decommited from FSU recent visits to UT (prior to the mutiny) and VT, I think VT is moving up his list very quickly per some 904 sauces. namely a guy with 2 letters in his first name and last name of the kid next store to Mr Fenny.

edit: you are right he is still committed to FSU. I missed something lol or maybe had hokie goggles on, a friend of mine coached him all through pop warner we were chatting with DJ after one of the trinity games (idk DJ and he doesn't know im a hokie) and he was saying he really liked VT (this was right before his UT visit) I think I just assumed he decommited from FSU because he was telling my buddy how he wasn't feeling FSU as much anymore. may all just be for nothing... but he did commit to FSU wayyyy back in 2014 a lot can change since then. i think i just got overzealous fingers crossed.

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Not really high on DJ, He's pretty solid to FSU and would take a whole lot for him to flip.

He's most likely taking his visit for fun and to chill with Ford.

Watched him play on the WWL when Trinity Christian played IMG. Tiny kid, but lightning fast with moves for days. Clearly stood out as a speed/quickness mismatch. He lined up at QB a lot, designed runs, out on the edge etc. Doesn't throw it well but that's moot because he won't be a QB - he's mainly in the backfield because of the In High School The Most Talented Player Must Touch The Ball On Every Play rule.

Could be heir apparent to Stro, returning kicks but playing WR instead of corner, and with better ball skills (and I think Stro has been our most improved DB). Another good comparison could be Jamison Crowder, who is currently playing really well for the 'Skins.

He'd be a weapon. Main worry is size, but if small guys who can fly and catch the ball are carving a niche for themselves, this kid could be one of them.

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DJ Matthews is still committed to FSU.

DJ was in town last weekend with fellow 5star shaun wade (OSU commit?) and rasheed martin (3star) for the game. Isaiah has really done a good job of selling the school and telling DJ how good he could be in our system also heard that shaun is really really high on bud foster. we are the only school to offer all 3 of these kids and they want to stay together. add in we just got a commit from 18 chamari conner safety from trinity and its looking really good for us. a lot of people out of jax are saying its a done deal and they will all be headed to VT. I sure hope so!

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kids from programs like that are hardly ever package deal. They have 10+ kids that will play d1 ball.

this isn't my perspective this is from sauces close to them. that those 3 specifically want to stay together. now I don't know if it will or wont happen as 2 of them are committed already dj to FSU and shaun to OSU and those are pretty hard to flip but I do think we have a good chance and I think with what Isaiah has been to the program and a lot of other things in our favor too that its looking better and better everyday.

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With the exception of Bishop Gorman in Nevada. Holy shit OSU is raking in talent there

Should note OLB Nathan Proctor, which we are recruiting as a DE, was just recently selected to the Under Armor All-American game. He's pretty high on us as well.

"...When we step on that field, they bleed like we bleed and we're gonna show the world."
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Depending on the major, we might actually have difficulty flipping a mom on academics between VT and Duke. We better hope he is interested in business or engineering.

Or architecture.

Here here!!

Hope he's good at football so he can make real money.

**Married to an Architect**

'07 Mechanical Engineering

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

As an Architect, I'd love to say you're wrong.

I can't.

I resemble that remark..... then I think of all those sitting behind a desk doing spreadsheets, accounting etc and i don't feel so bad.

'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'

Business?

I thought the Pamplin School of Business was supposed to be pretty good? Is it not?

I am an engineer, what do I know of business.

It's a good business school and I'm not taking anything away from it. However, Duke's is better.

Duke also probably has a better engineering school.

Let's not lie to ourselves...you're basically talking about Harvard of the south...

The only place vt beats Duke is in value, which is irrelevant here.

Probably irrelevant since we are talking about an athlete, but we crush them in Architecture.

Lacrosse?

If you're asking if VT has a better lacrosse program, Duke has 3 national titles and VT doesn't even have a Division 1 team.

If you're referencing the alleged rape case, it was proven false, the charges against all of the Duke players were dropped, and the original prosecutor was disbarred and jailed for a day for criminal contempt.

Off topic to recruiting but It's amazing to me how, even today, you find people who still think that Duke Lacrosse case was legit. Media did a horribly unfair job covering the case, you had people like Christine Brennan just burying the kids and then never write a single follow up when the truth came out. The 30 for 30 on that whole thing is incredible. Sad ending for the accuser as well. Mental illness is a terrible thing

Wasn't just media the Prosecuting Attorney committed a crime.

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Thats true. Some of the things he said before and during the trial were astounding. Looking back now I just can't believe he was dumb enough to think he was going to get away with what he was doing

VT's engineering school as a whole is generally ranked ahead of Duke's Pratt but more or less even.

Duke DOES NOT have a better engineering school than Tech. A quick rankings search has Tech 28 and Duke 44 in one poll, Tech 16 and Duke 18. Despite what you think of rankings, I have been an employed engineer for about a decade and can't say I have ever met a Duke engineer, never have I heard Duke mentioned when people talk about enge schools.

Whatever. It was one bad year.

Seasonal Brew means High ABV for football season and standard the rest of the year.

Same here. I've worked with some GT, NCST, RIT, MIT, OSU, Cal-Poly. But I don't recall working with any Duke engineers.

Rank of top engineering schools
VT - 25
Duke - 30
LOLUVA - 27
GT - 6
NC State - 32

Semper Fi

Did you pull the rankings for graduate school only? Because again, UVA undergrad engineering degree is about as plentiful in the actual engineering world as there are fans at a UVA Spring jamboree.

Whatever. It was one bad year.

Seasonal Brew means High ABV for football season and standard the rest of the year.

Everyone chill, he's a highly rated HS football player. It's safe to assume he's not going for Engineering. This debate is irrelevant haha Duke is going to win if it's based only on academics. I believe we can accept that

And I would actually applaud a player who chooses his school based on getting a degree in a field that he wants for his life after football, even if it isn't Tech. Because School>>Football.

"Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain't come to play SCHOOL classes are POINTLESS" - Cardale Jones

I mean, it really does depend on the actual school within engineering. I think VT still has the top rated Mining and Mineral Engineering program in the country. Aerospace is pretty well ranked (but not ever engineering program offers it). I'm sure Mechanical is near the average rank of the whole college of engineering.

What I hear from people who WORK with engineers (and aren't necessarily engineers themselves) is that VT produces engineers that (compared to UMD and other schools) work better in teams, can communicate their results well to project leaders, and have a "get this done" attitude.

Regardless of rank, hokie engineers have a great reputation and thats good enough for me.

I'm just going to throw in a reminder here that VT has the #1 College of Natural Resources in the country.

SAUCE

Plus our obsession with Witchcraft and Wizardry has to put that department near the top in the nation.

At one time there was some Hogwarts website that mimicked the style and layout of vt.edu. I always thought that was a nice little wink to the obvious.

And now its this week.

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

Boom! I love throwing that out there

Taylor, looking desperately throws it deep..HAS A MAN OPEN DANNY COALE WITH A CATCH ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE FIVE!!!!....hes still open

Another reminder is that VT = #1 in math /s I'll see myself out

Don't forget about our top ten rated civil engineering program. :)

"For those who have passed, for those to come, reach for excellence."

Can confirm, best and largest Mining and Minerals Engineering program in the US. *Graduated in 2013 with 35(?) people in my class lol*

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Sailing the Eastern Seas....on a ship filled with sand....

As an ME, I always wondered why anyone would major as a Miner

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Duke doesn't have an undergraduate business school but a graduate one

True but they take a different view of undergraduate business programs -- much like some of the top Ivy leagues schools. They don't have any problem placing grads in grad business programs.

When I was at Tech, we visited Duke for an ASME conference. Their engineering facility was top-notch, but was a small program. Their labs looked like a TV or movie set, but that's what private schools backed by the Richie-Rich's of the world can do.

In the design competition we entered, our team had a $300 budget while theirs easily must have been around $10K.

I still think our Engineering Department tops theirs though.

'07 Mechanical Engineering

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

or natural resources

Don't know anything that goes on behind the scenes or behind paywalls, but if #sauces have Devon Hunter leaning VT, I like it. Just looking at his Twitter retweets, Florida has been very active.

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It is their damn DBs coach. Trying to bring DBU to UF, just STOP already.

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nvm...reading comprehension...it'll get after ya

If a tree falls in Scott Stadium does it make a sound?

Was going to say, you Hurd wrong. But I'll Holston that one for later...

Well played sir...but don't hold on to it for too long..I'm sure lots of people are Deon to see it

If a tree falls in Scott Stadium does it make a sound?

You Peoples and your puns.

Click here to destroy wall.

Committed to Duke has shown more interest in VT lately. Per 247 his mom will be heavily involved with his recruitment and academics are HIGH on her list.

Mother of the year, and I hope he prioritizes academics no matter where he ends up.

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Most interesting visit of the month for the UVA game.

http://247sports.com/Player/Benjamin-St-Juste-84553

4* corner from Montreal. 247 is very high on him. Committed to Michigan, who is his only offer. Very interesting he would choose a visit here from Canada.

ooh, dis cood be good, eh? Probablee shood special oorder 'em some Tim 'orton's and make sure the NHL network is on wherever he goes, so we make sure to look better den those Meechegan dolts, know what I'm sayin, eh?

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Nous sommes ravis! Nous allons venter emporte Tim Hortons, laissez-le regarder hockey, et lui raconter l'histoire de Danny Coale. Compris?!

FTFY/JFPV

Oh shit, right I forgot he was from Montreal... I need to post in both....

ooh, dis cood be good, eh? Probablee shood special oorder 'em some Tim 'orton's and make sure the NHL network is on wherever he goes, so we make sure to look better den those Meechegan dolts, know what I'm sayin, eh?

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Oh cela pourrait etre bon, hein? Probablement devrait lui un Tim Horton commande speciale et assurez-vous de la chaine de television de la LNH est diffusee partout ou il va donc nous nous assurons de regarder mieux que ces fous du Michigan. Est-ce que ne pas sembler ideal, mes bons messieurs?

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Ca serrait vraiment cool.

Just in case:

Este puede ser bueno. Probablemente debemos ordenador especialmente un par de Tim Horton's y asegurar que la red de la LHN este' encendida dondequieran pasar para que aparezcamos mejor que los payasos de Michigan, verdad?

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Tim Hortons and their honey crullers will always get a french upvote.

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

See, TKP already speaks French.

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

En Russie, le Francais parlent TKP

Tim Horton's bought out Bess Eaton's in a lot of New England and then basically had to close the entire chain. Their food was just not as good as Dunkin Donuts or the Bess Eaton's they bought out.

FULLY DIPPED

Entirement Tremp

Mademoiselle Robin, lecentre commercial vend-il des BATEAUX?

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Oh the Sparkles reference is GOOD!

Robyn Sparkles always gets a leg!

in Fuller we trust

Still need a stud LB or 2. Garbutt would be huge to reel him back in. Desperately need an elite TB in this class- not a scat or combo guy, but a guy like Holston- elite level TB.

Agreed. Ashby is a good sized guy and a terrific player. Would love one or two more like him.

Any word on Ellis Brooks or Dylan Rivers?

Brooks has taken a step back from the recruiting trail. Benedictine is in the playoffs again and he wants to focus on that.

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That's not a bad thing. Hopefully we can get him to pause all the way into a January visit.

I'm also curious about another DT. Feels like we are one good DT short. Maybe a place to unearth a Senior Season Darling in Dec/Jan. I love guys who weren't good enough for camps last summer but kill it in their senior year and come out of nowhere.

Playing devil's advocate here.
Recruits taking a rain check on an October visit to instead come in January is like passing up pie for quiche.
Yeah, it the same, but not.

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

The recruiting game is strong with this staff

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

The recruiting game is strong with this staff

FTFY

I logged-in to upvote this. +1

Whats the story with this kid? Any chance here?

As good a chance as anyone else, per 247....

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Hopefully the good guys, and hopefully not Clemson.

I don't remember which article it was, but I think Alex Koma wrote a recruiting article quoting Fuente as saying something this summer to the effect of "Dax is more familiar with Blacksburg than I am." I could be misquoting terribly, but the point was the he's visited and come here a ton and we've shown a bunch of interest.
EDIT I was terribly misquoting. Here's the quote:

"Before things got started, they had us all gathered together and Coach (Chuck) Cantor was talking about how for some of us it's their first time here and for others it's their sixth or seventh time being there," Hollifield said. "And at that part Coach Fuente chimes in and goes, 'That's you, right Dax? That was pretty funny...I just know them all so well."

from this awesome write up by Alex Koma. So we definitely have a good chance here.

"That move was slicker than a peeled onion in a bowl of snot." -Mike Burnop

A little OT, but that is a HUGE high school football rivalry in Western NC. Those 2 programs are the cream of the crop in the 2A & 3A divisions. Great move by the Coaching Staff to wish him luck in this particular game.

Go Hokies

Related: our good friend JaQuan Bailey having a pretty nice game in Ames tonight.

I know, I know:

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

is his brother even on the sidelines. Only reason he went there. Still sore about how that went down. Knowing the coaches were told to wait near the fax machine on signing day and then nothing. No phone call, no text, nothing.

18 year olds, what the hell.

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

He is on the roster.

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Yep. That one stung.

Then again, given how well we've played up front (& just in general) thus far, tonight is the first time I've thought about him since February.

And we're 6-2. See? You eat the pain, it makes you stronger.

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

yeah why would anyone commit to a school to play with their brother(s)...?

I had more issues about the latter than the former. Welp guess I have to be more careful on my wording

via GIPHY

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

It's okay, he's living his dream. He has had a chance to beat OU, we have a chance to win the ACC. Everyone's happy.

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2 things here.
1) Congratulations Kam!
2) Thank you Kam for supporting/acknowledging Devon Hunter- Kam continues to be a huge advocate for us.

If we don't land Hunter theres literally nothing more we could have done.

Notable visitors this weekend!!!

BE LOUD HOKIES!!

4* OL TJ Moore looks to be taking an unofficial this weekend and will be taking an official later

4* S Kelly Powell is taking an official this weekend

3* Deon Jackson will be in this weekend

4* Tariq Ccastro Fields will be in as well

5* OSU commit Shaun Wade will be taking an official with his teammate 4* WR DJ Matthews

Big weekend for the Hokies I know some are hesitant to get on the recruiting train but, I'm seeing a new buzz around the program and the first step is getting the official visits

Keep calm, Gobble on

You linked Shaun Wade to Tariq FYI.

Wade is also a tOSU commit.

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Fuck...

and yes he's a commit but, he's taking an official. Word is nothing will happen

Keep calm, Gobble on

Kelly-Powell has committed to Michigan

TJ Moore may be getting more warm towards the Hokies

Why isn't this in the recruiting forum?

This really makes me wonder if I navigate TKP similarly to most others.

GIVE IT TO ME ROSCOE!

Same. I have the tracker set as my homepage so I always just go from there. I don't think I've ever actually clicked the "forum" tab in my 4+ years as a member/lurker.

This adds to my thought even more. I never click on the Tracker or Forum buttons. Usually just stay in touch with Active Discussions on right side and will periodically check my own comments to see if I've had replies that I've missed.

Sorry for this OT tangent, but the thought processes and different ways people do such things is interesting to me.

GIVE IT TO ME ROSCOE!

^^ This is the exact same thing that I do. I also don't have a smartphone, so I'm always on a full screen on the computer. I don't know if that makes a difference for how others navigate.....

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

On a smart phone, going to the tracker is best because the active discussions listing is all the way at the bottom. I actually took safari off my home screen and just have a direct link to the tracker there instead. Before joe added the next new comment buttons I avoided using TKP on my phone entirely but now it's about and even split.

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I typically just use the Active Discussions, but occasionally click the forum tab to seek out specific information. I happened to be looking for this thread, but couldn't find it under Recruiting.

We didn't even have an offer listed when the news broke. Really out of nowhere. Great pickup. Thanks Isaiah.

Hope he can team up with Ford on recruiting teammates Shaun Wade and DJ Matthews.

I'd be shocked if we could move the needle with either of those.

But it does help our already great footing with Eriq Gilyard

Is Trinity Christian Academy the Florida equivalent of Bishop Sullivan Catholic in VA Beach? The amount of talent there I've seen, solely tied to VT recruiting, seems absurd.

Kind of. IMG is by far number 1. Currently 9 of the top 21 "Florida" kids attend IMG. Florida being in quotes because the majority of kids are from other states and just went down there senior or junior year. Some would argue that IMG isn't even a school. Bishop Sullivan looks more regional as of now. There are a handful of smaller private schools that probably are closer to Bishop Sullivan like St. Thomas Aquinas or American Heritage. And Trinity

Wow, great film. That's a future 4* player.

ESPN has him as a 4 star and number 159 nationally FWIW.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

And ESPN recruiting is garbage

ESPN is garbage.

Eh, 2-3 years ago I would agree. But they have tried to step up their game by actually scouting players more than in the past plus they have actual scouting reports unlike the other services.

It's still not the premier rankings outlet, but it's a lot better than it's been in the past.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

I just see when guys are having good or bad senior years, all the other sites move them and ESPN is always last to do so.

Man, that kid had some big time offers. Great to see the Good Guys winning against other national powers! Go Hokies!

Oh - AND his HUDL reel labels him "The Silent Assassin"!

Another 4* recruit, ATH/WR Tre Turner will be up in Blacksburg this weekend.

We hopefully put on a show

Keep calm, Gobble on

Definitely don't want that guy going to UNC, hopefully this visit will change his mind.

he's not committed, that's just 247's predictions in the link

My comment was based off his predictions being all to UNC. But good to point out to those who didn't click the link.

Same HS as Mook. Hopefully he's in his ear all weekend

Hate to be that guy, but Mook went to Northern Guilford; not Northwest. Those 2 schools are not too fond of each other.

Go Hokies

Aside from Devon Hunter, any other top 2017 recruits we are going after?

Hokies, Local Soccer, AFC Ajax, Ravens

A lot of big visitors this week, but I don't see any of them committing on the spot. Recruiting a player is a marathon, not a sprint. Hopefully Fuente and Co. put on a good showing against GT and the crowd is noisy. Keeping them excited about their possibilities on the team interested in the program from now until signing day is the big challenge; getting them here for 1 weekend for free stuff is easy.

Had to throw this in here...

Coleton Beck of Blacksburg had 436 yards and 6 touchdowns in the first game of the playoffs last night. He's a junior this year and ran for close to 200 yards and 5 touchdowns last week against Christiansburg.

Tech might want to take a look at the talent in their own backyard.

He needs someone to block for him!

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

Well I'm glad all the recruits are there to see this shit fest of a football game with the team boo'd at halftime

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The worst defense in the ACC, which is Vanilla, smoked out offense today. Well we still have a small sliver of a chance winning 8 games.

Too lazy to research but are there anymore O linemen targeted?

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

Thanks Les Paul! Great link!

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

so...any word on how the recruits felt before / during / after GT game?

4* Safety Kelly-Powell liked the visit so much he committed to Michigan this morning....

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A kid from Detroit who has been a hard Mich lean since February committed to them.


Wake me when real recruiting news comes in.

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A member who doesn't post often was there with his son, an unnamed recruit, and he said it was a really great experience despite the outcome of the game. Was pretty vague with details understandably, but it sounds like it was very enjoyable and well structured.

When I first read this I thought you said "unarmed recruit" I found that an odd choice of words and thought I had transported back to the 1980s Oklahoma Sooners

Got a project '17 OL. Christian Darrisaw. Had no other FBS offers.....

Boy wants to be a Hokie and the coaches saw fit to offer him? Good enough for me. Welcome home Christian!

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Sounds like VT's recruiting mantra for OL since 2010.

great attitude for a fan, crappy attitude to have as a coach.

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Maybe even before that. That said, I would say OL is the hardest position to project from HS. Even as recruiting has increased exposure significantly by scouting services, you still see lots of lower rated guys turning into high level players on the o line.

Well French seems to be able to immediately point out things that indicate success in college. But then again he has mentioned that he disagrees with our current OL coahcing philosophy.

There are also more OL on the field than any other position. I do agree it has a higher differential between rankings and success, but there is still a pretty strong correlation between being a higher ranked OL and making it to the league. Hell of our last few OL drafted they were 4 stars even though they didn't play til later in their careers here.

Who is the newest 17` commit with twitter name Orlando J? I didn`t see any updates from 247 or here, but saw Bud and HokieNation retweet his commitment.

RB from Riverbend HS in Fredericksburg.
Walk on offer btw. His film looks solid and oh, he happens to be teammates with Garbutt.

Edit: Damn people are fast on here.

VT '15

Any recruiting updates post ND win?

Another promising look for Pimpleton is the increased utilization of CJ Carroll both in the passing game and on jet sweeps. Looks to be guy who can spark the offense and make some big plays. Lightning quick guy.

Visiting Bama this weekend. Visiting VT Dec. 9 weekend.

VT '10 #AllMaroonEverything

2017 OLB Payton Wilson (Hillsborough, NC) just followed by @HokiesFB, @CoachCornelson, @CoachFosterVT, @CoachFuente and @ThomasGuerry on Twitter. (@payton_wilson21).

6-4, 220.

http://247sports.com/Player/Payton-Wilson-94357

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What recruits were at the game yesterday?

It would be easier to name who wasn't there. Ton of recruits from '17 '18 and '19 were there

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

Hopefully this means what I think it means........

Who's Broski?

I believe that's Orlando Jones.

"For those who have passed, for those to come, reach for excellence."

You, sir, are correct. Virginia Tech Commit Orlando Jones.

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Orlando has good size. I am told he's closer to 235 than the 210 or so you see him listed at on recruiting sites.

When did Orlando commit to VT? I've never heard of him.

Preferred Walk-On.

GIVE IT TO ME ROSCOE!

Didn't know he was still eligible.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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It means his buddy is flipping his commit to wherever Garbutt goes?

/ducks

FWIW, looks as though both Gaddy twins have decommitted from Tennessee today. Haven't followed their recruitment all that closely but they're from VA so I have to figure we stand at least a shot at landing them

NOPE that ship sailed, they way they acted towards VT then chose UT. I would bet my mortgage that they don't end up at VT

What did they do negative towards VT?

'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'

from what i've read and heard they both committed to VT the night before and day of their announcement. Then once they committed to UT they trashed VT and some staff members.

this SECCountry.com article came out an hour ago and had this to say:

Following their decision to reopen their recruitment, the twins remain a package deal and are eyeing Va. Tech, Kentucky, Louisville, Memphis, Florida and Michigan State, per Bartow.

either we were quick to forgive and forget or 247 Sports' Ryan Bartow's inclusion of VT was incorrect...hmm...

EDIT: beat me to it! sorry for the double post...

Yours is a little more informative and better organized. I don't mind if mine is deleted

from what i've read and heard they both committed to VT the night before and day of their announcement. Then once they committed to UT they trashed VT and some staff members.

Wait, they committed to VT then changed to UT the next day?

'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'

The Gaddy twins are in the portal.

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

Gaddy boys cannot get into VT...not coming here.

Dazz Newsome finally got his offer though....that should happen....

Any relation to the VT Newsomes?

Edit: Not sure what other Newsome I was thinking of besides Deon.

Deon is his brother and Myron (former Hokie as well) is his father. Believe that Dazz has been waiting for this offer. Wouldn't be surprised to see good news for the Hokies.

Edit: The Newsome brothers are also cousins with another former Hokie: Tyrel Wilson.

GIVE IT TO ME ROSCOE!

I retweeted his offer tweet and said

This is huge think he might flip

He liked the tweet, Dwight Vick has also been pushing the coaches to offer him and saying he will flip.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Sure looks like they are working hard to improve their academics- changed schools, got around better people etc.

'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'

You're 100% correct. It's not a coincidence that the Gaddy bros decomitted from UTjr the same day SAT scores came out. Similarly, it's not a coincidence we offered Dazz the same day SAT scores came out.

Good to see colleges saying "Sorry kid, not going to happen... you should've put the work in in the classroom" and "Hey kid! great job working hard in the classroom!"

Kinda makes this whole production seem a little disingenuous huh?

Side note: Players who are big and "commit" on a national stage can bend a lot of admissions rules but these guys must be below a very critical mass if SATs truly are the reason they are dipping.

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The academic differences between UMD and VT are not vast enough that the Dazz Newsome offer makes sense in relation to his SAT scores.

Hokies United l Ut Prosim

While I do believe you're right in the academic differences, it may have been in the way that Fuente didn't want to offer until he knew that he would qualify whereas Maryland was willing to offer without knowing if he would or would not qualify. This is 100% speculation on my part.

Ah, I misunderstood you -- carry on.

Hokies United l Ut Prosim

Last night I had a dream that Garbutt signed with Boise St (this is legit I do not kid) Did I really hear this somewhere or am I just mentally insane?

You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

247 does not even show that he has an offer from Boise. It looks like it should be between us and Pitt. Pitt's only in the running because his coach is pushing him in that direction.

You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

Your brain does weird things to you sometimes

You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

Great to see some positive signs in the recruiting world! Friendly reminder to don't tweet at recruits.

VB born, class of '14

says all you need to know..

Nothing too funny about not being able to qualify for a school

-Stick it in

Yea I would say at that point I don't want any part of those kids anyways. It's fine to have no interest in a school or to not have the grades to get in but that kind of immaturity is embarrassing.

Using /s is for cowards.

{Old guy alert} is that a negative emoji?

Laughing so hard you cry.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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II is actually laughing at tank land's response to the UTjr fan replying that they wouldnt make the grades. I think we're so battered as hokie fans that a lot of us are overreacting lol

"This is really a lovely horse, I once rode her mother." - Ted Walsh

actually laughing at tank land's response to the UTjr fan replying that they wouldnt make the grades

This may have been what Gaddy meant to do but that is not the tweet he replied ["quoted"] to. His response was to the quoted Land tweet that said "Hokies".

EDIT: But yes, I am in agreement that fans need to lighten up. Let the kids have fun with the process.

So it actually does clearly say everything one would need to know?

Glad that's been cleared up.

I interpreted more as "of course you're trying to to get me to commit to VT" not "lol VT"

Sadly, even this 43-year old who grew up in Silicon Valley has a hard time deciphering the meaning behind the dizzying array of emojis.... :-( You, good sir, are not alone.

Go Hokies!

Re: the Gaddy Bros, package deals are terrible for college football.

RVA Hokie. Class of 2011.

I don't think there's anything wrong with brothers wanting to play together.

Just don't want my team using a scholarship spot if the "lesser" brother shouldn't be on the roster.

Iowa State says hi.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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ISU was my first thought too.

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

Marshall is going to be stacked on the defensive side of the ball next year.

They definitely weren't this year. That WKU@Marshall game Bill Roth called was ugly.

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

I thought they were trending in the right direction. 3-9 is ouch.

RVA Hokie. Class of 2011.

If they can't academically qualify for the SEC, do they have a prayer to get into Tech? Bear in mind, they might have jumped ship on Tenn for other reasons. IE they watched Butch Jones for an entire season and saw how he dealt with his players.

Considering how SAT scores just came out and many new offers went out in the last 24 hours, I think it is quite clear if you read between the lines.

-Stick it in

Considering they still have several months to re-take the SAT and get a passing score I doubt that the date has anything to do with the de-commitment. It's not like you can only take it one time. Plus the brothers are talented enough to take the chance they eventually get in

Reaching all the way out to the west coast, especially this late in the process seems like a stretch, but it's not like there is a risk here in sending out an offer. Recruiting footprint seems to be expanding under the new regime.

GIVE IT TO ME ROSCOE!

Deommodore Lenoir is just a fun name to say out loud, really rolls off the tongue.

I hope he goes Navy ROTC so that some day in the distant future he can be Commodore Deommodore Lenoir.

Click here to destroy wall.

He was already featured on the Key & Peele all-star game

It's a shame that rank no longer exists

It's back to Rear Admiral lower half

Keep calm, Gobble on

Really? Ugghh!

Commodore was the coolest sounding rank. Guess all the brass hats want to be known as admiral asap. Must be a black shoe in charge these days.

VTCC '86 Delta Company, Hokie in Peru, Former Naval Aviator, Former FBISA, Forever married to my VT87 girl. Go VT!

True as stated but the title still exists in the Navy. When Captains oversee multiple ships or teams they can be called Commodore as an honorary title. Most naval special operations role up to a group Commodore.

sol-a-rex

wait wait wait.... since when do high school prospects get verified by twitter?

Bleeding burnt orange and chicago maroon

Anybody can apply to be verified on twitter, so I guess twitter views big time recruits as worthy of being verified.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

I know anyone can apply for it but high school prospects getting verified? This dude isn't even in his state's top 5.... I just don't see the point of verifying these guys at all. College/pro plays who have made a name for themselves, sure.... but high school? lol I think thats a joke and unnecessary

Bleeding burnt orange and chicago maroon

Everything about social media is unnecessary. But when being verified is a status symbol...

We've offered him 40 times? Geez, I hope he understands that we're serious about it

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

I don't know how I feel about Fuente using almost half our schollies on one kid...

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The "we offered him x many times" jokes are back. Smells like it's almost offseason.

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Just wait until a recruit calls us Virginia Tech University (or one of the variants of that)

Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate, and hetzers gonna hetz

It makes these threads about 400 comments longer than they need to be. Everyone feels compelled to reinforce how much they dislike being called by an incorrect name or simply commenting the correct one, every time.

Followed by a bunch of us posting about how cyclical this is and how it happens every year, a few gifs, someone mentions Rich Rod and Fireman shows up, a cake or pie debate and you are officially in the off season!

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irony

If a tree falls in Scott Stadium does it make a sound?

No worse than the dreaded, overplayed and still not funny TE to QB or Lawson transferring jokes.

"Give me a fuΒ’king beer", Anonymous Genius

Wait, Lawson is transferring?????

If you don't want to recruit clowns, don't run a clown show.

"I want to punch people from UVA right in the neck." - Colin Cowherd

Great timing!

"Don't go to, go through"

"Give me a fuΒ’king beer", Anonymous Genius

Lol! That got a legitimate laugh out of me

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

40th offer. I like the sound of that.

edit: thought I was replying to Choppin

Hi welcome to TKP!!! Glad to have you here!! If you click on the reply >> at the lower right of someone's comment, it will reply specifically to that comment.
Once again, glad you found your way here!! :-P

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OT-DeShone Kizer of nd has requested his release from the school and is waiting on an answer from them. HE graduates early and can play anywhere next year. This from espn.

We broke his will!

Edit- My bad. I feel like a reporter for The Sabre. I should not drink during games! Cheers.

Maybe he goes pro?

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

Malik Zaire requested his release - backup QB. Kizer submitted his name for NFL evaluation grade.

Kizer and Zaire split reps in Texas game and Kizer won job there. (Remember when everyone thought ND and Texas were good after that game?) Bad news - Zaire is considering PItt.

GIVE IT TO ME ROSCOE!

Why is that bad news? Haven't been impressed with him at ND.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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I think you spelled Malik Zaire wrong.

"We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior" Stephen M.R. Covey

β€œWhen life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” David Wilson

1. Great picture usage.
2. I think we just got a commit? Any thoughts on who?

edit: #Sauces are that we'll start hearing some really good things in the next couple weeks.

uhh...this already dropped. Committed to Michigan.

GIVE IT TO ME ROSCOE!

Was committed, has been taking visits to Tech that tweet is from days ago we're in the mix.

Not likely to flip but, we're in the mix

Keep calm, Gobble on

I mean he released his final decision video:

GIVE IT TO ME ROSCOE!

It's not him. Think plural.

Dude, plural already played for us. Oh does he have a brother?

See ya good luck!

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