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Virginia Tech Football Recruiting 2017:A Quick Recap

The Hokies had more hits than misses on National Signing Day

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The fax machine has grown silent as Virginia Tech caps another class of football players. Here are some of the wins and losses from the 2017 class.

Biggest Win: Devon Hunter stays home

Hunter is a borderline true 5* player, and keeping him instate was huge for Fuente & Co.. The safety committed last week, and stayed true to his word around 8:00 CST this morning.

Biggest Loss: Capehart bolts for Maryland

The big shocker for the Hokies came early in the day, as 3*WR Tahj Capehart flipped his commitment from Virginia Tech to Maryland. The 757 is a hotbed for talented players, and this one stung on a lot of levels.

Coach Fuente was quick to point out the complexities in recruiting, and some private factors may have attributed to the flip.

Most Underrated Get of the Class: Aiden Brown OL

Coach Fuente was singing Brown’s praises in the presser, and the Hokies need help on the offensive line. The 6’3” 275 3* from Maryland might just be the sleeper of the class.

One Miss That Could Have Made This Class Historic: Mekhi Becton

This goliath tackle could have really galvanized this signing class. Not saying this class isn’t good, but Becton would have made it great. Becton is huge at 6’6”, 300, and Bobby Petrino snagging him out of Virginia really stings.

Overall Grade: B

Hunter is the belle of the ball, not sure Capehart would end up at WR. Considering what Fuente inherited, this was a great showing. The fan base on social media has been mixed with their reviews, but if you look at the totality of the class, the Hokies got much better today.