August 2019 -FOOTBALL RECRUITING AND TRANSFER THREAD

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There's a VT football game this month and that's the best news I've heard in 9 months.

Official offers can go out today (Aug 1) so here's what our official offer graphic looks like for the 2020 class.

Disappointed we're not using comic sans in the offer letter. That always makes documents seem more official.

Obligatory

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what ever happened to ol' JE77?

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Still runs great!

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Thank god we get to retire last months thread.

yes pls

(recruiting pls)

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

tavien pls

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He is a cock plser now

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Thank god we get to retire last months thread.

Too soon

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he is "projecting to Nebraska" because of one crystal balls says that

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Sean Martin DE out of Bluefield decommitted from UNC. Prob WVU is the leader, but I like his game.

Until there is some clarity on what is going on with the defensive side of the coaching staff next year and beyond, I don't think its worth getting worked up about any defensive recruits for the time being.

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Both Bluefield, WV and Graham (which is in Bluefield,VA) have several D1 recruits and only 1 hr away from Blacksburg. I will be curious to see how this change effects some of them if any...

Because of work, i had to live in Bluefield for a year right out of college. For a place so close to Bburg, it definitely doesn't give off a big Tech vibe which is weird. Its an odd mix of VT, WVU, and Tenn fans with some random loluva guys mixed in.

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From the realm of extreme speculation, Sean Martin and Derrell Bailey would be excellent candidates to be 4t DE's in a base 3-4 defense if we go that direction.

Interesting transfer news.

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lol

A) I didn't even know Hampton had a football team.

B) What a fall from grace for Francois

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A) I didn't even know Hampton had a football team.

And yet, he will team up in a backfield with Shai McKenzie...

*mind blown*

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Shai could have been great if not for that knee injury. Marshawn as well, what horrible luck on what should have been a great recruiting class of running backs.

Devin Vandyke finished his career at Hampton as a grad transfer after a bunch of serious injuries too

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Ah yes, Shai "Ask for three forms of ID next time" McKenzie

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I swear she said she was 18 officer.

You know, he could've stayed out of trouble if he'd just asked for one.

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― John Madden (describing VT's offense?)

How does Shai McKenzie still have eligibility?

He got a waiver for a 6th year of eligibility. He must have gotten injured last season.

I lol'd so hard at this. Classic.

I wonder if he considered ODU? They are a bigger program and close to Hampton. ODU is just about to complete the stadium expansion. I can't help but think that VCU is kicking themselves for not getting a football team sooner. ODU program is only in its tenth year.

Pour some Beer on it

VCU was done in by the previous mayor bringing the Redskins to town. Training camp sits exactly where VCU was looking. If the Redskins deal does end in the next few years, VCU will have to pay a steep penny for the facility.

The notoriety of the basketball team coupled with a football program would have been quite a springboard. There's still plenty of growth at VCU, they aren't hurting. Lots of land bought recently in town.

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Really don't like that these schools are progressing as they are. They're competition and I'd really like to see us push towards state wide dominance with our own university system

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we should start a billion dollar campus in alexandria!

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

What a great idea. Let's keep it rolling and continue to flesh it out

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Steven Godfrey was very bullish on ODU's potential as a really strong G5 program and desirable G5 coaching location because of the talent pool in their backyard.

I had to go searching through the archive for this freaking thread. Tyler Baron (Woody's Brother) is set to announce is top 5 on friday. Have we all but accpeted he is Tennessee bound to be with his dad?

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For as long as I can remember the story there has been Tennessee. It's a shame given our family tradition that we likely won't land Woody Baron's little brother or Tre Williams, who I believe is the cousin of Nigel Williams. Obviously, we aren't going to get every member of every family who played for us, but both are positions of great need.

Stephone Anthony is Barquell River's cousin. Would've been nice to have him as a Hokie.

Yeah, I think I remember Bud saying he was one of the misses that hurt the most based on how badly we wanted him.

His dad works for Tennessee right?

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Yes, he's the Director of Player Development for Tennessee, Patrick Abernathy.

Are there many kids who don't go to the schools where their dads are a coach?

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Josh Jackson comes to mind (his pops was still there, right?). Many though? Idk.

Amateur superstar and idiot extraordinaire.

His dad was a high school coach by then.

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Good thing we already have made some inroads at Vance and Shelby

Whatever. It was one bad year.

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

Would love to add the Hollifields to our brother tradition.

Dax is 6-foot-1, 232 pounds. Jack is a little bigger, at 6-3, 225. Aubrey Hollifield, the boys' father, said Dax is a prototypical linebacker, bred to play that position.

Jack is a little different.

"Jack can do anything," said Aubrey, a football assistant and head boys basketball coach at Shelby. "We can put Jack at any position on the field and he can probably play it."

Jack played defensive lineman as a freshman. Last season, he moved to linebacker and had 137 tackles and five sacks as a sophomore. This year, Shelby coaches plan to play Jack at fullback, tight end, defensive line and linebacker.

If we land him I will be really interested to see where we end up playing him. He has a versatile build and has already played DE, H-back/TE, and LB.

I would really hate to see him go to UNC or Tennessee.

Everyone knows how much Bud played into Dax coming to Blacksburg, I wonder how much his departure will affect Jack's decision, or at all?

Amateur superstar and idiot extraordinaire.

I imagine with how diehard Dax is for VT, he will be pitching its merits with or without Bud. That said, this is not the first article I've seen that stated Dax is encouraging Jack to make the best decision for him. I could understand going to Stanford, or honestly Tennessee if there was some kind of schematic fit situation, but UNC just wouldn't make any sense to me.

Maybe Jack just really likes cafeteria style food at 4:30 in the afternoon

I could understand Stanford. I could never understand Tennessee. Or UNC.

I'd have no problem with him choosing Stanford, turning down a world-class education coupled with a legitimate football program is pretty difficult.

Oh, here we go again.

world class education and a legitimite football program, two things that will never describe UVa.

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No mention of when he's announcing but it appears to be on the horizon.

Not sure about the photo part, but I bet Billdozer could do one hell of a commitment video.

Me if he chooses UNC

Me if he chooses VT

Quick, someone be his edit man and only provide commitment photos for VT, no matter who he chooses

I don't care about teams we aren't playing.

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Who?

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Joey Freshwater's son

Guessing he was a target of ours last cycle?

Freshwater, who was rated three stars and .8696 by the 247Sports Composite, committed to ECU despite offers from the likes of Duke, Michigan State, NC State, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest throughout the recruiting process.

Don't know. But I do wonder if he was a target of Florida Atlantic last cycle.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

Who are our current top 5 targets this cycle and how many people are we able to take?

Keandre Lambert
Malcolm Greene
Quantavious Leslie
Marquis Black
Parker Clements

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Keandre Lambert PLS
Malcolm Greene PLS
Quantavious Leslie PLS
Marquis Black PLS
Parker Clements PLS

alright guys, foolproof plan in place here

Didn't work with Feaster, so lets try the opposite.

Keandre Lambert SLP
Malcolm Greene SLP
Quantavious Leslie SLP
Marquis Black SLP
Parker Clements SLP

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SLP.... Sleep.... Enter Sandman..... OFF TO NEVER NEVER LAND!!!!!

Whatever. It was one bad year.

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All these guys are Speech Language Pathologists?

Let's Go

HOKIES

SLP means Silver Linings Playbook to me, one of my favorite movies.

Lowkey features some of the most believable sports superstitions.

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Using /s is for cowards.

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I'm just here to sling some legs

Give me Greene and Black, and I'll consider it a win

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Anybody pls

I got a real good unrated player, no P5 offers, but a real gym rat. Fits our system really well.

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first in, last out kinda guy. dad's a coach

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Deceptive speed, real student of the game.

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Dan Smith, BYU

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Interesting fact that I got today from a spouse of somebody in the athletic department. When Hill walked at graduation, he had not in fact graduated. He needed additional credits to actually graduate.

That is not abnormal nor interesting. As long as you can prove that you will graduate during the summer sessions with a standard course load, you can walk without receiving your diploma.

I walked in May, started grad school at another university in August and finished my senior project for VT in November.

Walking early: not a big deal.

Making the "U" sign while walking at the college and athletic dept that provided him the opportunity to complete his 4 year decree: Asshole move!!!

I REALLY hope our O-line has improved as much as I think it has. My guess is that we will run MANY trap plays his way during the Miami game. How bout letting Dalton Line up next to a tackle for a solid double-team!!!

Whoa whoa whoa! Back the Hokie train up.
Did he really flash "the u" during commencement? I hadn't heard this yet.
If true, King, Steward, Holston, somebody needs to truckstick his ass 2 foot into the ground!

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WTF? Just made me do a 180 on how I felt about his transfer.

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who is @kandesalon1, because her twitter is all Miami Football and nothing else.

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Yep, I was there when he did it. Only a few inside caught it I believe as there was little reaction to it when he did it, other than his family/friends standing and cheering.

I've done some things in my life that looking back I'm not proud of. Very few of them are on this level of dickishness.

Maybe in 20 years he'll get how dumb that was.

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I'd be surprised if we don't come out very ready to play miami this year. Too much hype - Trevon better bring his A game

Is he projected to start for them?

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Unfortunately, yes.

I would absolutely think he is.

On Miami's 247 it has the projected 2 deep against Florida and he is the backup DE...

FIRST DOWN, HOKIES!

Made the blogs/papers in Miami!

Does anyone have any insight as to if Tyree Saunders would project as a wide receiver? Or possibly CB? I ask because of how loaded our WR room is right now.

Any thoughts on him or Keonta Jenkins? Looks like Jenkins has great size and has flown under the radar thus far.

Looks like they are both heavily trending towards the good guys.

Both are mid 3 star prospects.

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Think Tyree is a slot. I've asked the same about Keonta before on here given his size and measurables how it seems like has been overlooked by rankings services. His film didn't blow me away, but I think he can be a starting safety for us if developed properly.

tyree is a slot. decommitted from USF last night. will announce Saturday his new commitment.

keonta is committing Friday at noon. he is the perfect fit for VT long athletic corner can play the ball really well and a mean tackler.

(Not saying committing to VT but not saying they aren't. don't wanna ruin anything for these kids but we are in a really really really really good spot with both)

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he is the perfect fit for VT long athletic corner

This is very interesting given your connections, you think he is a corner for us?

when he was at VT for the BBQ J ham spent a lot of time showing him film of guys they thought he translated too. Adonis, rell Edmunds as a corner before the switch to safety, even jimmy williams. they think he has that kind of talent. I can see the comparisons. a lot of people see him and think Adonis right away because of the dreads and body figure but he will come up and hit you like cam chancellor or b flowers used to do too.

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Well, I love to hear all of that. Wouldn't be the first time we cross-trained a DB or let a safety prospect get a shot at corner starting out.

hit you like Cam Chancellor or B Flowers used to do too.

is like telling me a RB will score TDs and never fumble like Lee Suggs. I worry about unrealistic expectations.

Regarding the J Williams comparison, will Keonta have the stamina to play DB and then flap his arms prior to EVERY defensive play to get the crowd fired up?

hes already a smacker. the weight room is going to do him wonders. obviously might want to work on wraping up some lol. but this was last week a preseason game.

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Here's hoping he plays as well as Facyson did his freshman year...seems like after he got hurt, he was never the same. Glad he made it to the NFL though..

Flowers was thick and would knock your block off...if he commits to us, we're going to have some hard hitters back in that secondary for the next few years in Hawkins and Jenkins

but we are in a really really really really good spot with both

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Sounds like a lock for FSU or PSU.

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lol neither hold offers from those 2 schools. if tyree got a UF or FSU offer I could see either of them being in the mix big time. *holds breath* but as of right now VT is top on their boards.

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