So that was strange. Earlier this week- two days ago to be exact- Virginia Tech lost the commitment of 2018 QB/ATH DeJuan Ellis. That was disappointing.
Shocked right now https://t.co/1u6mPGuXwW— #ExitLight18 (@ExitLight18VT) May 2, 2017
Ellis was an athletically impressive commitment, a borderline 3/4 star (4 stars on ESPN and Scout, 3 stars on 247 and Rivals) quarterback with a ton of upside. His 40 time was already a 4.48 per ESPN (recorded at the Opening Regional). And then, well…
After talking with my family and my VT coaches I'm staying home ! I'm a Hokie ‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️— DeJuan Ellis (@DeJuanEllisll) May 5, 2017
#THISISHOME pic.twitter.com/B66ThviTV9— Justin Fuente (@CoachFuente) May 5, 2017
In conclusion, from May 2nd to May 4th, DeJuan Ellis was not a Hokie commitment until he was again. Recruiting takes an odd turn every now and then. He had decommitted in order to open his commitment as an Athlete, but his Twitter Profile lists him still as a VT QB commitment. So…recruiting is weird everyone. I guess we can all walk back from the edge for now…
Former Hokies 2018 recruit decommits. Continues string of poor recruiting momentum for the Hokies. https://t.co/TyBArWNmPW— Gobbler Country (@gobblercountry) May 3, 2017
Including us. This is just I suppose a good reminder that recruiting can be strange. Decommitments and recommitments happen- granted, this was seriously one of the FASTER ones I’ve seen- but hey, kids have second thoughts. Let’s not get our shirts in a twist over it. Having Ellis on board is obviously a better thing. But right now, a return to status quo is the best hope that Tech can get for a bit. The class of 2018 in terms of recruiting got more than a bit hosed by the Spring Game having more than a precarious weather situation, and while it ended up fine? A lot of visitors cancelled. That means that a big selling day was rained out, even if the big rains didn’t come. Tech not pulling a single commitment from a Spring Game is a huge problem- we’re behind the eight ball. Ellis decommitting was bad, but him recommitting puts the panic button on hold for now.