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Virginia Tech football: Hokies land their quarterback in Tahj Bullock

Tahj Bullock picked the Hokies over UCLA and Rutgers

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Photo courtesy of Tahj Boyd’s Twitter, @TahjB12

The Virginia Tech Hokies picked up a big commitment on Wednesday when three-star quarterback Tajh Bullock picked the Hokies over UCLA and Rutgers.

Bullock, a 6-foot-4, 223-pound signal-caller from St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City, N.J., is commitment No. 10 to Virginia Tech’s 2021 recruiting class.

Bullock and his family visited Blacksburg last weekend. While he couldn’t speak with coaches due to the NCAA dead period, he spent time walking around campus and the town of Blacksburg.

It was all he needed to feel reassured that Virginia Tech was the place for him, per Brian Dohn of 247Sports.

I built a great relationship with the staff. I just feel like it is the best overall fit for me. I felt like the culture played a big role for me as well because when I went there to visit, I just felt the vibe. It’s a great place and it is something I want to be a part of. I liked it a lot. My parents liked it a lot. I think it is the right fit.

This is a player where some fans will argue about star rankings. Look, I get it. You want all four- and five-stars but, again, that is an issue for another day.

Bullock is a talented kid. He projects well at the next level. He has outstanding size, good athleticism and a big arm. He has everything you want in a quarterback prospect. Sure, there are things Bullock will need to work on when he gets to Blacksburg a year from now. That’s expected.

The Hokies didn’t offer Bullock until May. Tech had received a commitment from four-star Dematrius Davis back in November and, out of respect to Davis and his commitment, did not get involved with other quarterbacks. Davis then unceremoniously backed out of his pledge and the Hokies went to work.

Once Bullock received his offer from Virginia Tech, he quickly built a relationship with the offensive staff.

“I just think this is the best overall fit,” Bullock said. “Those are great programs, Rutgers and UCLA, and it was a really hard decision for me, but I built a great relationship with Coach Fuente and Coach Cornelsen, and I even got to know some of the recruits as well.”

Hendon Hooker and Braxton Burmeister will have one season remaining once he arrives on campus in 2021, while Quincy Patterson will have two years remaining.