Virginia Tech Continues Big Recruiting Weekend With Commitment From Robert Porcher IV

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Robert Porcher IV added his name to the list of Virginia Tech commitments on Monday, giving the Hokies four commitments since Friday.

Porcher is a 3-star defensive lineman from Orlando, FL. The 6-foot-3, 245-pound prospect was originally committed to Nebraska, but decommitted on Dec. 12. Porcher took an official visit to Michigan State over the Jan. 13 weekend and visited Blacksburg this weekend. Overall, Porcher has 35 scholarship offers, including schools like Georgia Tech, Michigan, California, Louisville, Mississippi State, NC State and Syracuse.

The Hokies have been quite successful in recent days, hauling in commitments from Devon Hunter, Bryce Watts and Dylan Rivers, who flipped from Penn State. Both Hunter and Rivers are 4-star recruits.

Virginia Tech now has two defensive ends committed for the Class of 2017. Porcher will join Nathan Proctor at that position. There is a chance that Porcher could bulk up and move inside to tackle, but that remains to be seen. The Hokies are still pursuing other defensive linemen, including Tyjuan Garbutt, Zion DeBose and Brad Johnson.

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  1. Welcome Mr. Porcher. You are going to love the Hokie Nation and you can rest assured the Hokie Nation is going to dish out lots of love to you!!! Thank you for becoming a Hokie!!!!!

    1. Yeah, I get a bit tired of all the talk, anytime we get anyone over, say, 220 pounds, that there’s talk of making a DL out of them. We’re finally in a position where we can have some decent DEs with some decent size (250+ lbs), without talk of making them undersized DTs, and ruining any potential of them making it to the pros.

      1. First, check his size and speed. He’s, for the most part, too slow to play DE for Bud Foster’s system….and that’s OK.

        He’s also 6′ 3″, so he can readily put on 35 pounds or more….over a redshirt year and a limited use R-Fr year.

        And per a CC article from about a year ago….yeah, I get what you mean, always going undersized….but this defense works best with speed, and a little less size, than it does with size, but a little less speed. If/when Bud can get both (Rivers, for example), then he’s happy to get that….but that package is rare.

        Easier to add size and strength than to improve speed.

        1. I’d love to have a 260 lb DE, but yeah the biggest issue is speed, and at 5.42 its not the fastest, but he’s got twitch and strength as a single-gap DT.

  2. Between the Hokies RECRUITING and the Atlanta Falcons PERFORMANCE on the field, my family is certainly enjoying the 2017 startup !!!

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