The tweets are coming out fast and furious today, it might not be football season anymore, but it sure is recruiting season. National Signing Day is a mere two weeks away (February 1st). Today was the first day of the Virginia Tech Spring 2017 Semester, and as the Roanoke Times is reporting, Coach Fuente and his assistants have added some nice early enrollees to the roster. Coach Shibest has even reached down to Sydney Australia for a punter – now that’s some recruiting chops!
The new Hokies for the 2017 Spring Program are:
Quarterback: A.J. Bush is a JUCO Transfer from Iowa Western CC by way of Nebraska (from Atlanta originally)
Quarterback: Hendon Hooker is from Greensboro, NC
Receiver: Caleb Farley is from Maiden, NC
Receiver: Kalil Pimpleton comes from Muskegon, MI and looks to make an impact now that we are down two receivers.
Tight End: Dalton Keene comes to us from Littleton, CO, and we here there are potential H-Back functions in his future.
Athlete: Terius Wheatley prepped at Fork Union, and is making the step up this Spring
O-Lineman: Silas Dzansi is originally from CD Hylton HS in Woodbridge, VA and is a legit 4 star lineman.
Linebacker: Aundre Kearney is a bit on the small height size for a linebacker, so we will see where he lands.
Kicker/Punter: Oscar Bradburn comes the longest distance, and certainly the most difficult climate shift. He arrives from the dead of summer in Sydney, Australia to the dead of winter in the mountains of Southwest Virginia. I’d say that was a serious change.
In addition to the immediately eligible players, Ryan Willis, a Quarterback from the University of Kansas starts his classes this semester, but will be required by NCAA rules to sit out the 2017 season. We expect to see him at practices and the Spring Game, though.
Josh has gone over many of these recruits in his last few articles. It’s nice to see them follow through on their commitments and officially matriculate.
We’ll get all of their numbers sorted out. They’ve been assigned in their introduction tweets but they’ll bubble up again in the roster review. We at Gobbler Country give them a warm Virginia Tech Hokie welcome. Please be advised that no matter how far you have come you are now officially Home.
I am sure there is more to come, and as we said, National Signing Day is a tiny two week stretch away. It’s going to be fun this spring.