Virginia Tech Recruiting Update: Hokies Add Quarterback Depth With AJ Bush

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Virginia Tech received a commitment from defensive lineman J’Bril Glaze (left) last week. (Picture via Twitter)

It was once again a busy week for Virginia Tech recruiting, as the Hokies added two commitments and put themselves in position for another. Here’s what you need to know.

Bush commits, will enroll for spring semester

Once Jerod Evans declared for the NFL Draft, it became imperative that head coach Justin Fuente find a way to add depth to his quarterback unit for next season. He did that by grabbing AJ Bush, a JUCO-transfer from Iowa Western Community College.

Bush, who originally played at Nebraska out of high school, is a 6-foot-4, 225-pound quarterback who has experience at the FBS level, but is extremely raw in his abilities. There’s no question he has potential, but he needs a lot of polishing.

Bush will be the third quarterback on scholarship this spring, joining redshirt-freshman Josh Jackson and true-freshman Hendon Hooker. Theoretically, Bush allows Virginia Tech to redshirt Hooker, which is their preference. Walk-ons Jack Click and Chase Mummau are the only other quarterbacks on the roster.

Glaze commits to Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech added a surprise commitment in defensive lineman JBril Glaze, a 6-foot-3, 250-pound recruit from Tampa, FL.

Glaze is a 3-star recruit and should play defensive tackle for the Hokies. Glaze is also scheduled to take an official visit to Virginia Tech on Jan. 20. Glaze holds 21 scholarship offers, including South Florida, Arizona, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan State and Temple.

The Hokies are still after Victor Dimukeje, despite Glaze’s commitment. Dimukeje will play defensive tackle as well in Bud Foster’s defensive system.

Brini receives offers, will take official visit

Virginia Tech moved quickly last week to offer a scholarship to Latavious Brini, as well schedule an official visit with him before Signing Day.

Brini is a 6-foot-2, 200-pound corner from Hialeah, FL. He’s a 4-star prospect has recently shuffled his schedule to visit Virginia Tech and Oregon, Jan. 20 and Jan.27 respectively. He also took an official visit to Oklahoma in November, but it looks like Tech and Oregon’s Willie Taggart will have the last chances to sway Brini.

Hokies offer receiver Sean Nelson

Surprisingly, it seems like Virginia Tech is not done at wide receiver. The Hokies offered wide receiver Sean Nelson, a 3-star prospect from Fairburn, GA. Nelson is technically committed to Maryland, but that commitment is shaky. One of his primary recruiters, Mike London, recently left Maryland to take over as head coach at Howard. Nelson’s other recruiter, Chris Beatty, is also rumored to be looking at other jobs.

The Hokies already have quite the haul at wide receiver, which makes this push for Nelson interesting. Tech holds commitments from Tahj Capehart, Hezekiah Grimsley and Sean Savoy, all of whom will likely play at wideout. Athletes Kalil Pimpleton, Caleb Farley and Terius Wheatley can also play the position.

Farley, Pimpleton among early enrollees

With the spring semester starting next week, several of Virginia Tech’s commitments for the Class of 2017 will enroll early — athletes Caleb Farley, Terius Wheatley and Kalil Pimpleton, tight end Dalton Keene, linebacker Aundre Kearney and quarterbacks AJ Bush and Hendon Hooker.

Hunter shows love for Tech at Army All-American Game

In case you were wondering how Devon Hunter feels about Virginia Tech, might I direct your attention to this?

Hunter has yet to announce a commitment date, but it’s clear Virginia Tech is special to him. He also played quite well in the game, tying for the team-high in tackles.

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  1. According to 247 sports Brini is picked by 92% of the forecasters to go to Miami yet our list does not really mention them? What gives?

  2. Maybe it’s indicative that Savoy might play DB if we’re recruiting another WR. I’ve heard he’s got great skills there too – possibly better than at WR!

      1. If we don’t close on Speed/Brini..then I think Cape will definitely be a DB. Also a good chance Deablo is moved there in the near future.

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