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Gobbler Country’s Talking Turkey: The Impact of the Commitment Loss and Other Things

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Bryan and John talk about the potential impact of the Davis commitment loss and its impact on recruiting along with the issues involved in the recruiting process in general.

Hendon Hooker remains the starting QB, but Fuente has a pencil, not a pen.
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The subject matter’s been a bit thin of late, but this week Bryan and John got handed something to talk about. The Demetrius Davis decommitted this week, and as you can see from the Rivals listing is not expected to sign a Virginia Tech Letter of Intent.

Take a listen, Bryan and John don’t see eye to eye on Davis’s potential impact on the offense but both agree that the effect on recruiting is seriously negative. There is no way around the Prestige loss of a upper level four star quarterback. It was a hard hit.

So, what do you think?

Poll

What does the loss of Demetrius Davis’s commitment mean to the Hokies?

This poll is closed

  • 22%
    Backing out of what seemed to be a strong commitment is going to be par for the course from now on. Neither programs nor players hold them as obligations. No biggie.
    (43 votes)
  • 9%
    Davis might be some sort of superstar in High School, but he’s small and not a great fit for this Tech offense. Hokies will just have to find someone else for 2022-2024.
    (19 votes)
  • 11%
    He was Michael Vick all over again. He’d have been the spark that brought us back. Losing his commitment is very disappointing.
    (23 votes)
  • 56%
    Expecting him to come here was unrealistic given the pressures on a teenage kid. At some point some bigger money and prestige program closer to home was going to get him to flip.
    (109 votes)
194 votes total Vote Now

Needless to say, the Davis decommit is a prime example of why so many programs stay in the Twilight. Attracting star players just doesn’t happen often, and then if they hit, they don’t stay anyway.

[A Request from the GC Writers: Please don’t pester high school recruits with twitter feedback and trash talk. It makes us look bad as a fan base, and also makes no sense. Everyone from the ‘handshake or word is your bond’ era (aka ‘in the olden days’) has a different feeling about the definition of ‘commitment’. That’s not the world that modern kids come from. Programs aren’t obligated to follow through with scholarships and often back out on them, too. Until there is an Letter of Intent, it’s all words and negotiation. Things are what they are. Best just to move on.]

Still hoping that we’ll have football in the Fall.

GO HOKIES!!!