2020 national signing day thread

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

On the eye-test - Dallan Wright just became the sleeper of this class. Elite athlete.

"Dick to Hyman? DICK TO HYMAN!" - Guy in Lane Stadium crowd when Richard Johnson hit Josh Hyman on reverse pass in 2004.

25 TDs in a year is impressive no matter how many stars the crooting services award. That's 2+ per game.

Whatever. It was one bad year.

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

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I thought I saw DJ Lundy was announcing at 8:30 but have not heard anywhere what his decision was

"These people are losing their minds" - Mike Patrick

Same. 247 had his announcement as 8:30

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

Signed with Florida State

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

Guess they had a 5 year relationship with him.

2021 is our year.

Gobble Till You Wobble

next year is ALWAYS our year.

And every bar has free beer tomorrow...

Pretty that was I'm Cowherds' UVA rant too lol. Now here we are......"hello darkness my old friend."

Reach for Excellence!

VT Football: It'll get after ya!

Proud Hokie since 2004.

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

Blackshear will need a waiver to play next year

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

He has a case for a waiver - coaching change, and he immediately red-shirted himself after Head Coach Ash and OC McNulty were fired on September 29, 2019 indicating the impact the coaching change had on him.

He then entered the transfer portal in November 2019.

He has a case for getting denied. We're VT

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

His waiver should be "I played for Rutgers". NCAA "You've suffered enough young man. Immediate eligibility granted"

"Yes, but then you signed with VT. Waiver denied."

*See 757hokie83, above.

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

Signing in Feb is sooooooo 2016. At this point National signing day is for late bloomers and troublemakers.

Whatever. It was one bad year.

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

Fuente was listed as 1 of 5 coaches needing a big signing day by CFN, though it's not expected to transpire.
I'm also disappointed that UVA got (1) of the Top 100 recruits and UNC got (2) whilst we got none. (ESPN 300)
I know it's a small class, etc, etc.

UVA signed a kid that has to take a 2 year break from football and won't step foot on campus until 2022. Let's not give them more credit than they deserve with that one.

Gobble Till You Wobble

Yep there was a reason BYU was his other school.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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I just looked at the rundown on Scoremobile.
But how was he ranked at 78, if he can't play for two years?

No idea but as a Mormon he has to go on his Mission for 2 years before he goes to UVA.

Gobble Till You Wobble

Ah

The class will be 17 kids, and they would have taken 19-20..but yeah, we were hindered this cycle because we only had 5 seniors, something something...

more takes means more attrition though. We better hope some of these developmental projects pop because we didn't close on our top targets this cycle

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

Every coach breathing that wins will take a 4 or 5 star High School kid regardless the numbers. That is, if you want to win at the highest level. VT didn't have that option, but if they did, Fuente would have made room for them, "small" class or not. but it's not worth it to "highly suggest" upperclassman role players to transfer if there are only 2-3 star HS kids replacing them.

If we had only taken 5 players to match the 5 graduating seniors, we'd have a recruiting class in the 120s (or worse). We needed to close on our top targets in this small class and we didn't.

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

Overall thoughts

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A sample of teams with individual commits ranked higher that Tech's highest ranked commit: Colorado, Purdue, Nebraska, Georgia Tech, UVA, Iowa State, Boston College, and Cincy.

No love for Toledo?

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Apropos of nothing, was watching the NSD preview on espn (I know) and saw this and just shook my head๐Ÿ˜”

South Carolina has 8 ESPN300 commits, including the #4 player overall (J Burch):

that's good for ELEVENTH in the SEC croot rankings for the cycle.

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

That Burch saga is something else though. Right now, Mama Burch isn't letting his LOI be sent to South Carolina

National Signing Day... sadly, a very slow news day in B-burg. :-(

Well to be fair it is kinda a slow news day everywhere with the early signing period now being a thing. I don't have the numbers, but I think the bulk of the big time prospects sign during the ESP.

Very true. An underwhelming ESD, followed by the portal exodus and.now a very uneventful NSD is not confidence inducing.

Does SEC get all the big recruits or are they big recruits cause they going to the SEC???

A little of both. But we couldn't hold the line of scrimmage on either side of the ball against Kentucky... so even the middling teams in that league have good players and big guys that can move.

Just throwing this out there.

UVA had a similar recruiting class then we did, with 16 commits and ended up with a ranking of 48.

Previously LowBrau.

Our 2020 class is not good. Run any advance numbers, slice it any way you want. Not only did we not get highly rated players, we did not address needs at all. It's not good. It will take luck and superior coaching to not have this hurt us in a big way 2-3 years from now. We will need transfers and JUCO's to supplement this, and that is not a way to sustain a successful program.

I think this class is underrated

It's an illusion
It's all an illusion

I sure as shit hope so, because of we really did pull in the quality of the 71st ranked class in the country, we are in for some truly dark years of VT Football in the very near future.

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But what if we land some big dawg for the 21 class

It's an illusion
It's all an illusion

We'll need to have one of our best classes in probably the last 15 years to balance this one out.

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

Imagine

It's an illusion
It's all an illusion

USC just signed the 51st ranked class. First time in 14 straight years the class is not ranked in the top 20. How do you think their fans feel?

Probably not great but WTF does that have to do with VT?

Like, how do you think Queen Elizabeth feels about her grandson scooting out of the Royal family? Probably not great but do you really care?

It's always darkest before the dawn ~ Thomas Fuller

Based on reading the twitter leaves and other comments from Fu and the staff, sounds like it is set up to be a top class. There seems to be some real energy with the #tx2vt movement, and helps that a lot of the kids want to play together.

I've seen some recruiting reports that shows some top recruits showing interest/renewed interest too. So could be a good year. Not only that, but it is anticipated to be a big class.

As for this years ranking, we have to just hope that the coaches ability to evaluate talent shows up. Because we had so many young players, we may not have to really be worried about the 2020 class, as we will still have a lot of returners but will also have new blood coming in to.

Previously LowBrau.

Damatrius Davis keeps posting all his offers. It is scaring me.

but on the other hand

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

True. He has offers from Miami and Auburn now. Hope he stays committed to the good guys.

we did not address needs at all.

What, in your opinion, were our needs?