Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, a surprise emerges in the world of recruiting. Virginia Tech scored a surprise tonight by receiving a verbal commitment from senior quarterback Chris Durkin, a prospect out of Ohio and a Michigan State pledge since March.
Andy Bitter of the Roanoke Times first reported Durkin’s decision.
The Ursuline (Youngstown) product is Virginia Tech’s second quarterback commitment of the class, joining Cedar Cliff (Camp Hill, PA) prospect Andrew Ford. Ford will be enrolling at Virginia Tech next month.
Durkin, who is rated a 4-star prospect by 247Sports and Scout and a 3-star player by Rivals and ESPN, features impressive size at 6’4″, 220 pounds. He is considered a pro-style quarterback but can run, boasting a 4.68 time in the 40. His junior season highlights can be seen below. To check out senior year footage, click here.
With Durkin in the fold, Virginia Tech now has 23 verbal commitments in the class of 2014. The Hokies are back to two commitments in the class of 2015 after receiving a pledge last Thursday from Friendship Collegiate (Washington, D.C.) defensive back Ashton White. The 5’11”, 175-pound junior chose Tech over Ohio State and Maryland. He joins heralded defensive end Michael Barnett in Tech’s 2015 Class.