Offered Monday, committed to Virginia Tech's 2018 recruiting class Tuesday. Yes, defensive back Braxton Clark verballed to the Hokies in short order after a weekend visit to Blacksburg.
The 6-3, 190 pound Dr. Phillips (Orlando, FL) rising senior expounded upon his decision to Scout.
"I fit their scheme really well," Clark told Scout. "They like long, lanky DBs like me, and they really know how to develop players. They have a good history of putting DBs and just defensive players out. I feel like it was the right fit for me, and I feel like I could get on the field early.
"(Safeties) coach (Galen) Scott, he's from Orlando and went to school around here, so I can kind of relate to him. (Defensive coordinator) coach (Bud) Foster and coach Scott, they want the best for you and have your best interest in mind. They kept it real and were straightforward."
When keeping it real goes right (for the Hokies at least).
Dr. Phillips defensive end product Robert Porcher IV signed with the Hokies in February. And the high school boasts DBU member Ike Charlton among its alumni.
This made my day boss! Luv it! Stress is over now work your craft this summer... Stay Humble and don't be sorry you worked for it!— Ike Charlton (@IkeCharltonIV) May 31, 2017
For more of a Dr. Phillips connection, Virginia Tech recently extended Clark's teammate — corner/athlete Tanner Ingle — a scholarship.
Clark opted for the Hokies over fresh Power Five offers from Boston College and Rutgers. The 247Sports Composite ranks him a 3-star cornerback.