AUGUST 2022 FOOTBALL RECRUITING THREAD

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The best uncommitted players in the state per 247

Keys: out of the running
Bass: according to Matej Sis on Boundary Corner podcast interview, b/t us and Pitt
Billups: Announcing on Aug 24, I like our chances

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

Carmelo Taylor (https://247sports.com/Player/Carmelo-Taylor-46134096/) is also uncommitted. He did receive a crystal ball to USCe a week or so ago (hence the team logo on that page), but he moved his commitment date back again after that, so he could still be in play.

Delaying again is good for us.

thats really good to hear about Billups, havent heard that yet.

Billups got a CB to UNC

Witfong, but it's not strong

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

Makes me physically sick. Also did you know that last class UNC got the #1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 14, and 18 ranked players in Virginia. More scholarship players than they got from NC

I really wonder what their recruiting pitch is. I mean they aren't on the verge of being great. They've been mediocre to decent and still struggle against us. I suppose we didn't have much to offer with Fu either. Hopefully things start to turn around with Pry.

If you don't want to recruit clowns, don't run a clown show.

"I want to punch people from UVA right in the neck." - Colin Cowherd

"Come to UNC - Where the Jordans are real and the classes are fake!" - UNC's recruiting pitch (probably)

I'm here for the memes, I just stay for the football.

UNC historically recruits better than us regardless of whether they've ever had serious football success. They were hyped last year, but even then the same people hyping them were saying it was a year earlier than expected. We'll see if they can ever develop anybody, but talent wise, yes they are on the verge of being great.

Outside it's night time, but inside it's LeDay

UNC historically recruits better than us

Do they? I know they do when Mack Brown is there, but what about the rest of the time?

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Most years they have recruited better than VT. Mack Brown has their class in the low teens, while previously they were high teens low twenties most years.

I imagine that they bring kids up to watch basketball games. It's the only thing that makes sense

They recruit to stars, not actual fit. They definitely ate VTs lunch for coveted Virginia recruits though thanks to Fuente.

Whoever makes the thread, please feel empowered and encouraged to copy/paste the mumbo jumbo yourself (remember to update the month). No need for that to be a recurring Mod task lol

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

I'm receiving UVA football ads on this site and it's making me nauseous....

Somebody make it stop!

VT Marketing Class of 2009
Current Roanoke-Hokie
Go Hokies!

Is Joe doing this to get people to pay for TKP club membership? Delightfully devious if true!

$84/yr n done.

...with spirits true and faithful...

This is the way. To me it's silly for any power user of this site not to join TKPC.

This completely unbiased opinion brought to you by Joe, the totally normal TKP user...

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In all fairness to me, I practice what I preach with other online content I consume. But yes, I'm certainly biased in this case.

But it really doesn't make sense to me for any TKPer that's on the site frequently enough and long enough to complain about ads to not just buy the TKPC membership. If you use the site enough, that much, and you want a better experience, that's the solution.

I've held off on making the whole thing a member's only site (the way the internet and online communities are moving). But as time moves on, that argument gets more and more interesting. At the very least, it's a poor business decision because thousands and thousands of people browse the site every day and don't think twice about joining TKPC.

It's worth it for the ad removal alone

Outside it's night time, but inside it's LeDay

I joined TKPC before ads really ramped up. I can't imagine using the site with ads given what people have said about the experience. Join TKPC everyone, it's nothing but clear mountain air on this side.

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I agree with you, Joe. I just thought it was funny.

Like this. This is funny too.

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Wait .... if this site becomes members only then does that mean ....

New TKP Merchandise!

So if we became a "Starters Only" site would we bring these back?

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

As long as we brought back the winning ways, I care little about the color combos, stripe sizes, or the fonts used. II do have preferences but to mis-quote the late, great Al Davis "Just win with integrity and style, baby."

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

Honestly I'd be happy if I was still seeing UVA football ads even with TKP. It funnels money from UVA to TKP every time we see the ad. Hell, Id even click on the ad whenever I saw it!

Danny is always open

Sounds like after this weekend we are in a VERY good position with Hughes as well as Carmelo Taylor.

That is great news. Will Taylor be able to qualify out of high school? I think on TSL they have made reference to him needing to make some progress in his school work. I would love to snag a high quality local player.

"Give me a fu瞽king beer", Anonymous Genius

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

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We generally don't speculate or discuss grades here -- the upside to being correct is not worth the fallout of being wrong

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

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What is the update on Taylor? I keep seeing it was a good weekend for us, but nothing specific coming out of Blacksburg. Just the fact that he pushed his commitment date again?

Ooof. That's now 5 in-state commits to Penn State ranked higher than our top guy. Really looking forward to the day that swings back in our favor.

When he signs, I'll be convinced of where he's going.

Nice! Does he have a decision date?

87 rated croots pls

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

We finally pulled the trigger on the offer recently. Stock rising after solid camps.

The reaction video to the VT offer:

I think that is Mines on the phone, not sure though

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

this is awesome

I don't think it was Mines. It might have been his HS coach reporting the offer to him?

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

He is wearing a maroon top. Daniel HS is light blue colors.

I think it's Glenwood Ferebee.

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

my thought was Coach Cheetah given the SC crootin territory but i think you're right

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

So Bitter is reporting with one schollie under the 85 limit, there are two outside candidates and two internal. Hey this is TKP, enlighten me on the two outside prospects.

The LewDew, Professional Golf Bum

At least one OL outside please

DE depth would be nice but at this point with camp started, I imagine it would have to be internal. Pry is about competition and I bet he gives it to a Walk On who has been busting their ass.

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

If you feel the leather in your hand let it rip.

Let's Go Hokies, eh!!

"Give me a fu瞽king beer", Anonymous Genius

later? pfft... this is a great find now!

Look at how rudimentary his gym and workout are in his commit video. A year in our dietary and S&C programs will do wonders for his physical size. With that frame, if he is teachable, you will have your diamond in the rough.

I'm pretty sure those are just staged clips for the video. A year in our program will still do wonders because it is a tailored plan for him.

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

I feel great aboot this

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I'll be celebrating this with a two-four and some Timbits!

Lets Gooo! Hopefully under the radar from playing in Canada

Edit: Now that I have a project in Toronto, I'll definitely be checking out some of his games this fall.

Not a huge fan of his tape, but I love his size and that he's from Canada. Hopefully he can prove me wrong that I think he's a little slow

Outside it's night time, but inside it's LeDay

I see a slow first step (he starts too high) but once he gets to 2nd gear, he gets lower and has pretty good acceleration. I think the tools are there IMO - they just need to get him lower in the 1st couple of steps.

This is exactly my read on him as well. I'd rather see someone who has those things initially, but if we have good player development then I'm not gonna say no to someone who is 6-4 with a 6-10 wingspan.

Outside it's night time, but inside it's LeDay

When QBs try to throw their way out of a collapsing pocket:

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Let's see how much he likes Pry and staff. This will be a big flip, if Pry can get him.

Might be on the plane

I am not sure what to do with my hands now

UGA, Bama, Tenn, UF more likely for a guy from Alabama who committed to PSU after Pry left

Outside it's night time, but inside it's LeDay

Take your well thought out and reasoned logic somewhere else ben!

"The Big Ten is always using excuses to cancel games with us. First Wisconsin. Then Wisconsin. After that, Wisconsin. The subsequent cancellation with Wisconsin comes to mind too. Now Penn State. What's next? Wisconsin?" -HorseOnATreadmill

Outside it's night time, but inside it's LeDay

Why do you think he decommitted (no sauces just spitballing)?

First guess? $$$
Second guess? He got an attractive SEC offer.
Third guess? both

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

I think you're right on the first guess. IIRC Jackson State went pretty hard for this guy. He may be chasing those $$$ to go play for coach Dion for a year.

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

I know there's a lot of time left for 2023 recruiting classes to solidify, but seeing our '23 class currently ranked higher than the past three Fuente classes makes me smile.

Chris Parson - 4 star QB, decommitted from FSU mid July - In his Final 4 - committing on Friday

247 Profile

the cbs favor mississippi st fwiw

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

Really wish this was different. This kid is going to be a good one. Got a legit cannon for an arm.

I hate rude behavior in a man. Won't tolerate it.

Wow this is kinda out of nowhere, didn't even realize we'd offered him

Outside it's night time, but inside it's LeDay

Thats an odd list, two of this schools have losing record at football.

TCU and SMU have prolific offenses that fit.

And oil money.

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

And yet the crystal balls all say MSU. Know that Starkville has? Ant hills. Humidity. Heat. Did I mention ant hills?

I did have some decent local beer. So, there's that.

An SEC schedule and playing the likes of Alabama, Texas,, Ole Miss, LSU and Auburn every year.

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

You kiddin me, bro? StarkVegas has The Little Dooey. What else could you need. #MoreCowBells.

It has Mike Leach and the possibility of throwing for 500 yards a game. Never hand the ball off. Just chuck it around. Of course he would want to go there.

Outside it's night time, but inside it's LeDay

$$$$$

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

So did Florida State...

MSU as the CBs predicted

am i the only one who hadn't seen that Cincinnati logo before?

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

I guess I never really thought of what a bearcat would look like, but I'd say that's about right.

If you feel the leather in your hand let it rip.

Literally thought it was the Tasmanian devil at first

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

As a Richmonder all I can see is Nutzy's crazy cousin.

If you feel the leather in your hand let it rip.

Haven't lived there since they became the FS and still immediately thought of this.

(add if applicable) /s

Living in Cincy I can say that it is probably in their bottom two choices of logos. also losing sight of the important part here: analysis of logo placement. is We are front and center, gotta like our odds.

I am not sure what to do with my hands now

Pretty sure that's the face of one of the onstage mascots from Chuck E. Cheese