⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 2022 LB Xavier Simmons Commits to Tech

Jack Tyler brings in a 6-3, 225 LB out of Greensboro. Simmons chose Tech over offers from Mizzou, NC State, UNC, Illinois, Maryland, Duke, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Wake, and others.

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Hells yeah. Let's go!!!

WOOOOOO

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HOKIES!!!

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Probably got a nice assist from Tre Turner since they went to the same high school. NC2VT!

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

that's a good LB name for VT!

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

247 ranks him as a 4 ⭐️ and the 22nd ranked LB in the nation.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Big time get!

Big, can run. Plays boundary side and can pass rush. His brain ties up his feet a little bit when he fits into a gap, but he runs much better as he is trying to catch up with a play, so he has the "tools." Heavy shoulder, and he can move up to the boundary edge and blitz, something we haven't seen much of from the boundary linebackers since Bruce Taylor finished his career. Plus, a North Carolina kid in an area where VT has to do better recruiting (Greensboro/Winston Salem/Charlotte).

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

Big win for Jack Tyler over some stiff in state recruiting competition. New this was in the works and is really excited. Like French says this kid has a lot of positives, especially in VTs scheme.

Great get for VT

Excited to get him, his talent is real, but Nc state and unc likely stopped recruiting him

Removing features to get people to sign up for your service is something EA would would do.

Because Jack did a good job. Simmons had commitable offers. Don't believe that save face stuff from other schools.

K

Removing features to get people to sign up for your service is something EA would would do.

What's not to believe?

I mean he's not wrong but it doesn't matter how you end up with a good recruit just that you got em

Tears in my eyes
Chasing Ponce de Leon's phantoms
So filled with hope
I can taste mythical fountains
False hope, perhaps
But the truth never got in my way
Before now, feel the sting
Feeling time bearing down

I guess I see a correlation between UNC and NC State stopping their recruiting efforts for a 4* in state kid that both schools had commitable offers out to him and that being because they got beat by Jack Tyler.

You guys can't have it both ways with the coaches where you blame them for bad recruiting and then downplay their recruiting success.

The reason is because both university got higher rated LB in his spot which is great for us

Tears in my eyes
Chasing Ponce de Leon's phantoms
So filled with hope
I can taste mythical fountains
False hope, perhaps
But the truth never got in my way
Before now, feel the sting
Feeling time bearing down

100% - more of this - the rest is just narrative that suits someone's negative perceptions - assuming it sticks - we won this battle in recruiting.

FAM?!?!

Always! FAM!!

That's what I am talking about!

I am not sure what to do with my hands now

4 stars fam?!! Lets fucking go NC2VT

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A 4* LB named Xavier attending VT???

This is not good news for ACC running backs.

Also. Top 30 class on the 247 composite and #4 in the ACC

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

Glad to have him!

You lived up to your username

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

Honestly, he could've used less words. 🙄

You lived up to your username

Why type words when meme says words for you

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

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Suck it, Shane!

Came here just for this, the real Beamer is a Hokie.

He said give to me Roscoe

Sweet to beat out UNCheat. Now let's make sure to keep him up to and beyond signing day! I'm sure the fight is not yet over.

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Welcome home, Xavier! Great get for the staff. Good linebackers are a must on any top notch defense, and we sorely need them.

Hey, who knows, maybe we have a diamond in the rough as a recruiter in this Jack Tyler guy. Seems like as a former walk-on who had to earn a scholarship, he could sell the school and the program as well as anybody, and should make a good recruiter.

"That man was violating a city ordinance, and I was just doing my duty to enforce it." - Mike Curtis

I love it when a good recruit falls into your lap

Tears in my eyes
Chasing Ponce de Leon's phantoms
So filled with hope
I can taste mythical fountains
False hope, perhaps
But the truth never got in my way
Before now, feel the sting
Feeling time bearing down

Falling into your lap implies that something came your way without you expending any effort.

That's clearly not what happened here. I'm getting a bit of a negative vibe from you on this thread. Enjoy success that is deserved.

Not what guys are saying but whatever floats your boat man.

Tears in my eyes
Chasing Ponce de Leon's phantoms
So filled with hope
I can taste mythical fountains
False hope, perhaps
But the truth never got in my way
Before now, feel the sting
Feeling time bearing down

Jack got us in the top 3. NC State and UNC getting/gonna get "better" kids its the reason it's us

Tears in my eyes
Chasing Ponce de Leon's phantoms
So filled with hope
I can taste mythical fountains
False hope, perhaps
But the truth never got in my way
Before now, feel the sting
Feeling time bearing down

Let's wait until they have played a few snaps before labeling kids better over others and just settle with VT is the best fit for this committed player at a position of need.

"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it." - K

UNC got Atkinson. Go look at his tape and compare Simmons and tell me who looks better

I said quote on quote better for Simmions cause I do think at the end of day we got the better player

Tears in my eyes
Chasing Ponce de Leon's phantoms
So filled with hope
I can taste mythical fountains
False hope, perhaps
But the truth never got in my way
Before now, feel the sting
Feeling time bearing down

Big snag here! Great addition to the class. Welcome to VT, X.

I'm jaded because recruits are never actually "committed"

This sounds nice on paper, but commitments and # of stars don't count for me until he's on a roster and takes a snap.

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Yep. Why I said the battle is not over yet. This is an awesome development, but the fight is not over yet.

Recovering scientist working in business consulting

And these days, until they finish their careers as Hokies

Best advice- try to enjoy it while it lasts.

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Trust the process?

"I have a PLAN. You just need to have a little goddamn faith, Whit. I just need. more. MONEY." - Justin van der Linde

For anyone looking, here's the link to his 247 page.

While he's only a .8891 composite, 247 puts him at a 91. I'm no recruiting expert, but IIRC, 247 in house tends to be more accurate than composite, right?

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Yup, that's the general consensus!

I would fully expect a reevaluation bump at a later date.

This

Tears in my eyes
Chasing Ponce de Leon's phantoms
So filled with hope
I can taste mythical fountains
False hope, perhaps
But the truth never got in my way
Before now, feel the sting
Feeling time bearing down

From an older article I had read (written before 247 had absorbed Scout), each recruiting service has kind of a specialty. One service might be higher on camps, another on film (I think Scout had the best film system going).

It seems like most people (on here and r/cfb) generally really like the 247 in-house rankings. The first article that popped up on a Google search was an Eleven Warriors article that performed a dinky little analysis in 2017.

The general conclusion seems to be that all ranking services are pretty damn close together; Rivals technically wins the small Eleven Warriors sampling.

Of course we like 247 in house better, they kept ranking our guys higher than the composite!

Tech Fans: We need better recruiting
Tech: Gets great linebacker
Tech Fans: We only got him because other schools got better players.

I'm just happy we got him, don't care how. Excited to see him on the field.

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

I miss all the O&M shades that used to be around here.

"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it." - K

A new member of Hokie Nation is never a bad thing IMO

Exactly...I like guys that want to be Hokies regardless of how that happens

Honestly, I can't remember the last time we have had this flurry of commits and the number of ppl who find SOMETHING to complain about is a downer (related or unrelated to said recruit)

Or that much scrutiny of every take.....

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