The first three letters of intent are in, and it’s looking like the Hokies are definitely getting better.
The first is the expected letter from Quarterback Knox Kadum. He’s a Fuente prototype QB with a live arm, good legs, and serious size. At 6’ 3” and 188 he’s not as heavy as Willis and Patterson, but of very similar stature.
Kadum adds much needed depth, and more than a bit of push for the very short two QB stack currently on the roster.
The big signing of the morning is Offensive Guard Doug Nestor from neighboring West Virginia. For those who don’t want to check the maps, Kenova is right down the Ohio River from Huntington on the western spine of West Virginia.. sort of the junction of Ohio, WVA and Eastern Kentucky. (At one point in our history it was all Virginia but I won’t launch into the geographical history of the Old Dominion). Nester brings some serious size and strength to the interior line. He’s a good pulling guard with the potential of lending a serious upgrade to the Hokies’ runblocking chops. (that have been weak thin chops of late)
The Defensive Line also just got better, and quickly. Jaden Cunningham has signed his paperwork and is now officially a Hokie. This JUCO transfer promises to upgrade the interior of the defensive line, immediately. He’s hoping to make a big impact, and we sure are, too!
Some Highlights from Hudl by way of the football program are in the tweets, take a look.
And That’s A Wrap!
The 2019 signing class is all finished except for the potential of a few stragglers here and there.
Coach Fuente answers lots of questions, and actually looks happy and animated instead of in “coach talk” mode.
Find out all about the Hokies' Spring '19 National Signing Day https://t.co/qpHnyVpJ8m— HokieSports (@hokiesports) February 6, 2019
Note: Hang in for the end of the presser. In a perfect segue, Coach John Szefc makes an appearance to talk about the 2019 Hokie Baseball team and the season of continued transition ahead. More to come as Mike McDaniel and I start the season and roster reviews, soon.
So to Jaden, Knox, and Doug welcome to Hokie Nation to the new Fighting Gobblers!
So, how are you feeling about the 2019+ teams now that the traditional National Signing Day is done?
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Not so urpy... Think that things are going to get better but 2019 is still going to be tough.
Need a serious dose of antacid. We are still too thin, and with almost no playing seniors in 2019 still too young.
Dunno. Ask me after April 13. Basketball is the thing, now... getting past the first round. That’s the focus.
Um... baseball... we’re talking baseball... first pitch at Union Park is February 19th. PLAY BALL!