October 2019 Football Recruiting and Transfer Thread

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Starting to wonder if we should just bring back the Rickey Bustle offense. /s [sort of]

Unless I missed something, we didn't even make it into the commitment video. Looked like he chose Georgia, Clemson, and UNC before the final reveal that he is PSU bound. For the record, he wasn't even a take at Clemson or he would have committed there months ago, and they are only taking one more WR and he is behind several players on their priority list for that spot.

*crickets*

Go Hokies!

I'm just wondering if our new DC, probably OC, and possibly HC can bring some cruits with them.

Using /s is for cowards.

Thats the big question, we have a dedicated position on the coaching staff strategically to talk to recruits (Adam Lectenberg) who hasn't exactly lived up to his expectations. Similar to Cornelsen, I think its time to clean house at this position too

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Yeah, I am not a fan of that usage of the 10th asisstant spot as a full time recruiter / scout. Especially when we have a young team that really needs to focus on development. Maybe if it was paying off with this year's class, but it sure doesn't seem that way so far. And it will be a year or two before we'll know if any of these 2020 recruits break out or bust out.

Yeah, I am not a fan of that usage of the 10th asisstant spot as a full time recruiter

It's a fine approach as long as you hire someone who knows something about football, instead of just hiring your babysitter.

Hurts to miss on Lambert for a various number of reasons.

SO

Who else are we targeting? Who do we have a shot with?

Coaches or recruits? I don't think we get any more recruits without knowing our coaching situation.

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Walter Simmons was at the Miami-VT game. Also of note, his 247 profile only has him warm for GT and UCF.

Paging 904...

I'd love to land WSIII.

He's listed as "DUAL". Is that dual-threat quarterback, or could play offense and/or defense?

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

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Walter Simmons III is a 6-2, 180-pound Dual-Threat Quarterback from Orange Park, FL.

Whatever. It was one bad year.

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

he'll be at UNC game with me

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His dad followed our JAX Hokie twitter account. Been making sure there are plenty of posts about our 904 players.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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nice! his dads riding up with us as well. theyre a great family. ive gotten to talk to his dad quite a bit at some of the 6 points camps (they hold most of them at UC)

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I'm not sure if Fuente is cooked yet. A week ago, I would have said there is a major house cleaning. I have a feeling we might turn around the rest of the season, and that could help everything out.

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My fear is we win just enough to not make changes, and this product becomes the new norm. Better to cut our losses now while there is still talent (in theory) to build on.

there will be changes... how many is yet to be determined.

JUGS swooped in with the intel:

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Yes we will have a new DC

... Technically and factually correct. What more could you ask for?

I wouldn't be surprised if Wiles retires too

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

If Wilder gets fired at ODU I could see Wiles end up there with that new staff.

... Oh shit?

Sure. Our Defensive Coordinator is leaving, so we'll have a new one of those.

I'd expect some changes on offense as well, though I suppose nobody knows the extent. The rest of the season results will likely determine how drastic they need to be.

We know DC, would also like to see OC. But beyond that, I'd happily look for a new ST coach, S&C, and 10th coach. ST play and Shibest's recruiting have has been pretty lackluster since year 1, and he's paid a lot. I know some folks are fans of Hilgart, but the team plays soft, the off-season conditioning was an area there were a ton of player complaints about, and there have been multiple reported dust ups between that staff and players. I think the negatives are outweighing the positives in that dept. Also gotta start getting more out of that 10th position. Results speak for themselves when you're talking a recruiting-specific role.

Agree on S&C. The dust ups, complaints, DL's who need to gain reporting lighter... something seems off.

'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'

guys not reporting at the right weight is on the players. The coaches can only give them the information, the players doing their part at home during the summer is on them

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

Don't majority of players stay on campus and work with S & C over the summer?

'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'

That's my wish list too. I'm not yet convinced it won't happen.

My fear as well, Fuente:

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6-5 225, yes please. Also we offered his teammate SDE Akheem Mesidor 6-3 250, might be a DT for us, might be a DE depending on next DC.

I was not familiar with this school heading into this year, but Clemson gave one of their coveted WR spots to 3* Ajou Ajou from the same school for this class. So we would not be the only school taking some chances on these international athletes.

so...not a take for Penn State, I assume?

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Wasn't NAW Canadian and came via a FL academy?

We put the K in Kwality

I thought NAW was in Memphis with his cousin and Penny.....

It's october, the fall colors are coming in, this is prime recruiting seasons at VT, so gorgeous.

Truly a beautiful sight. I've never brought anyone up for a game who didn't think the campus and the surrounding area was absolutely beautiful.

Is that really a top play? Not trying to be a debbie-downer, but it honestly looks like a (nice) catch and then just jumps over the DB's legs/feet as he was falling down/already down

Bleeding burnt orange and chicago maroon

3* DB/ATH out of Portsmouth, VA and current commit to Liberty received an offer from the Hokies last night, AND managed to use the full name of Virginia Tech correctly.

Using /s is for cowards.

Looks like he got his ranking today. It'll move. They're just ranking based on reported offers.

Another very weak offer list, but hey, at least its a 757 recruit everyone says we need to be targeting to reestablish ourselves in the area

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Desmond Evans, 5* DE out of North Carolina will be announcing his commitment this Friday at 2pm deciding between UNC, Florida, and VT. Don't think he's been on campus since the spring and UNC is the heavy favorite as he's been to (3) of their games so far this year.

GIVE IT TO ME ROSCOE!

definitely not getting my hopes up. best case scenario is probably him picking florida, and then powell reconsidering us.

Dang, was hoping we could get him on his official visit this weekend. Those dang tar heels.

Not that this is a surprise given the lack of news around Malcom Greene (S out of Highland Springs), but he just got 2 crystal balls for LSU. Could play the optimist and say that this means his coach can be on staff next year, but probably just got big timed.

The feel for awhile has been that if he became a take for Clemson or LSU he'd head there.

LSU has become my second favorite team to watch this season after the Hokies...plus im a fan of Ed Oregeron...i think when he retires from football, he should just be on Social Media or get a reality show..seems like he's a fun guy to be around..

Delpit is a beast..so i'm sure they are selling him on that

"Geaux Tigers"- Ed O.

"sdklfhsdlkfjsdlf lkfjsdlf lkjlfskdfj lkjlsfkjdlsd... Go Tigahhs" - Coach O

Love hearing every one of his interviews... cracks me up all the time. Would love to have him as our head coach. Love his expressive passion for the game.

Bleeding burnt orange and chicago maroon

I have it on reasonably good marinades that he's still leaning good guys. Reasonably good, not great.

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

Mmmmmm marinades you say?

Highland Springs kids won't be staying in state if they got out of state offers to big time programs. It is what it is, until we can get back to our glory days. It used to be a very strong pipeline for us, but that was then, and this is now.

I'm not saying Loren Johnson is promoting players to go elsewhere, i'll caveat that now. The vibe around the program is big-time, and they are seeing big-time results with their former stars winning national titles. If we can get to the playoffs, or make some noise in the NY6, then we'll see Highland Springs kids coming to Blacksburg.

According to Hokiesports, we have 0 Highland Springs kids on the roster. You have to go to Jerome Wright back in 2015, and he ended up transferring.

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Using /s is for cowards.

Naquan Brown visiting this weekend

Is there a full list of visiting recruits for this weekend?

β€œTHE CUP IS GOING NOWHERE MIKEY!!! THEY DID IT SOMEHOW!!”

Whole lot of 3*'s right there.

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