Virginia Tech Lands 4* PG Jalen Cone

Cone is a big get for Mike Young and the Hokies.

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Call me stupid

Uh, no. Stupid

He asked for it.

ME Class of '16
Facts don't care about your feelings

It's been so long since I've read good recruiting news...

Cool

Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no lies

Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic. Frequently misspells words.

Palpatine's machinations in the prequels, made them far more tolerable.

VT '10, Born & Raised in the 804.
Rockin the Bakken.
“When life deals you lemons, pick ‘em up and chuck ‘em at Gritty.”

The prequels aren't bad if you realize that is the entire story. The problem is that the plot is too deep for your average ten year old so we got pod racing and jar jar binks thrown in along with a gross, sandy love story.

Like 99% percent of people think the phantom menace refers to Darth Maul since he's a spooky boi, not realizing it's actually referencing Palpatine's Sith Lordiness flying under the Jedi radar. I think windu even references it before he's yeeted out the window.

Recruit Prosim

Does that mean Mike Young is about to build an empire while flying under the radar of the, to this point, dominant Jedi Order of the ACC?

Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic. Frequently misspells words.

The prequels aren't bad if you realize...

Translation, the prequels aren't bad if you happen to be watching a different movie than is being shown on screen. The prequels are bad movies with a very few interesting bits mixed in and some good music.

I liked Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith when Anakin wasn't whining....Count Dooku was a baaaad man..

Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith when Anakin wasn't whining

If you're reading the above post and thinking, "is this guy serious?!?," you can safely assume I'm not.

I believe what he meant was that the prequels arent bad if you just think about what could have been using the plot points you liked and ignored the acting, and basically the entire implementation of all plots.

Lucas is a history buff. The story of the Emperor taking over the galactic universe is the almost exactly the same as how Hitler took over Germany.

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the symbolize was not lost on me.

So whats the symbology?

the prequels are still bad because the acting is bad and because certain elements were so off base that they're never mentioned again, like midichlorians

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

Take this to your OT: Nerds Thread please. We're here to talk about Jalen Cone and possibly condiments and/or cheese.

15 Straight

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Okay I get the reference (underrated movie IMO), but not the context.

The doll's trying to kill me and the toaster's been laughing at me.

Honestly, my favorite Will Ferrell movie.

Amateur superstar and idiot extraordinaire.

The running gags in that movie are great: the wooden gun that the bad guys keep returning (polished), the fact that Michael Keaton works at Bed Bath & Beyond as a 2nd job, and Mark Walhberg's amazing talents that he masters just to put elitists in their place.

It's amazing that I didn't even know this movie existed until 2-3 years ago.

The doll's trying to kill me and the toaster's been laughing at me.

How could you leave out the TLC references?

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

I'm laughing so hard at my desk right now.

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Well I am referring to Mike Young and his squad as "Dirty Mike and the Boys" as long as Mike Young is our coach.

"Dirty Mike and the Boys" say thanks for the f shack when they win or do something favorable.

This recruit is a win!

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I got it!

And I like it!

The doll's trying to kill me and the toaster's been laughing at me.

I love it, this better become a thing. BTW my fantasy football team is "Dirty Mike and the Boys" every year haha

Every time I play Quizo at a bar this is my defacto team name.

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Yes and yes. This everytime.

Was it just a minute of nothing at the end there for anyone else?

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Only 100% committed.

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

Great news and brings a lot of positive momentum back to the program.

Hands went up when I seen the maroon sneaking out from under her jacket, then I realize it could've been aTm, so thankful it was us. #CircleOfLife #LetsGoCMY

"...I'm getting a little tired of hearing how good everybody else is..." -Coach Fu [This week: 1-0]

Me too. My first thought was aTm and I was like

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

who else tried to click the play button?

I knew a couple of people would fall for that:

via GIPHY

"...I'm getting a little tired of hearing how good everybody else is..." -Coach Fu [This week: 1-0]

I don't care what happens. That was awesome. One of the best reveals I've ever seen.

We put the K in Kwality

That was cool. I can not imagine the whirlwind of caring for a newborn and playing college basketball. Welcome to the Hokie family.

I think this is Young's first true recruit (other than a Wofford flip). Hope he turns out as a career as solid as Buzz's first commit (JRob).

Huge get. Mike Young seems to be putting in work on the trail. Hopefully this is a sign of good things to come.

I will admit that I was underwhelmed by the CMY hire, but this is eye-opening. Nice job coach!

You simply don't succeed at a mid-major like CMY without good X's and O's. I never questioned that aspect of his coaching but did question recruiting. This is very promising.

Marshall University student.
Virginia Tech fanatic.

Can I get a breakdown of the current 19/20 roster and/or a new recruiting thread

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

Definitely not updated right now

Sorry, I tried to link to my comment in the thread.

On Roster/Commits:
Jr Keve Aluma F 6-9 230
Jr PJ Horne F 6-5 230
r-Fr/So Landers Nolley G/F 6-7 230
So Jonathan Kabongo G 6-4 195
So Isaiah Wilkins G 6-3 230
r-Fr Tyrece Radford G 6-2 195
r-Fr Brendan Palmer G 6-3 190 wo?
Fr Hunter Cattoor G 6-2 185
Fr Jalen Cone G 5-11 163

Could Return from Portal:
r-Sr KBJ F 6-10 250 Better than average chance to return
Jr Wabissa Bede G 6-1 195 Very Good chance to return

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

Palmer and Redford are walk ons right? Alums probably has to sit 1

I've heard that Radford had a scholarship last season and if we find ourselves in the position of Buzz's 1st year, Radford and Palmer may get scholarships a la Will the Thrill and Greg Donlon.

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

I think that was mythbusted by 247 Chris Arvin ?
May be mistaken

Huge huge get. Now CMY needs to make the Cone-Curtis backcourt a reality. Those two guys and Nolley would be an incredible big 3 to build around.

Are we all just a bunch of Cone heads, or am I the only one celebrating with an ice cream Cone tonight?

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

I'm celebrating with a beer. I'll try to find a way to incorporate a cone.

Fiberglass!

We put the K in Kwality

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

This announcement makes me want to consume mass quantities of something

'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'

Glad to see early signs that the new coaching staff can 'cruit.

Yeeeeeeeeee

21st century QBs Undefeated vs UVA:
MV7, MV5, LT3, Josh Jackson, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.

Has anyone else noticed that when 247's loading, that the stars are mugs of beer?

Amateur superstar and idiot extraordinaire.

Is this really appropriate here?

/s

VTMidge

Call me crazy, but I gotta good feeling about this one. As in potential NBA...

Waho's suck
Uva swallows

Calling crazy just cause you said to

Has a little Booby Miles in him with the 3rd person references. If you wanna win, put Jalen in!

@vtscottyb

Mike Young talks in the 3rd person like that too. Seems like a good match

I can see people being rubbed the wrong way by the third person talk, but holy shit he needs to do every goddamn interview for the rest of time.

Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic. Frequently misspells words.

If the kid backs it up then he will be a leader and colorful! Otherwise....

Nice videos. Kid can score and has a quick release. He doesn't play much defense on these videos. I think that is probably directed by his coach as he is their offense (no one else on the team comes close) so he cannot foul out. He will learn defense in college, especially the ACC.

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Glory is Forever, Let's Go Hokies!!

I love all these football players welcoming JC on Twitter! This is Home!

This is F*cking dope

Mike Young to the rest of the ACC:

Dang recruit that whole family.

If only Torrian did that *ducks*

Twitter me

Or Seth Greenberg.
*ducks next to Bar1990*

Tweedy can run like a dadgum antelope or whatever. I like to use scalded dog. Do antelopes lumber? Cheetah, OK. He runs like a cheetah. He's fast. - Bud Foster

I really hope he has some support around him to help with having a kid as a junior in high school and taking on ACC basketball and a college course load.

Paging Darren Evans for guidance...

Nolley has a kid too. Something to bond over

Is one of our benefits an on the facility day care?

He's got more help than just about any other student. Lots of resources are available and people (coaches) forcing those resources on you. Many athletes have had kids while in college, we've had some, This past season Will Grier was probably the biggest name in college football with a kid.

I didn't bring it up as a negative. I know there have been many college players with children. I'm just saying he is a junior in high school and has a kid. He still has to finish his high school classes before he even gets to take on the college life. That has to be tough regardless.

So, this means we're still a basketball school, right?

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

It will with our 2020 football recruiting class

Recruit Prosim

Very encouraging!

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

I like how coach Young is giving him the reigns to an extent and that was the pitch that sold him on coming to VT. #gameofCones

#gameofCones

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