Lafayette (Williamsburg, VA) class of 2017 wide receiver prospect Hezekiah Grimsley gave Justin Fuente reason to “Start Jumping” this morning, when he gave a verbal commitment to Virginia Tech’s first year head coach. Grimsley, a 4A first-team all-state selection this past season, took to Twitter to announce his decision.
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Iowa State, Maryland, Marshall, Old Dominion and Syracuse are among the other schools that offered Grimsley, who told TechSideline.com in April that his two favorites were Virginia Tech and Maryland.
“I like the coaches. I can tell they know what they’re doing,” Grimsley said, referring to Fuente and the rest of the Virginia Tech coaching staff. “They don’t have any favorites. Everyone is like the same. I like the players. They know what they’re doing. Everybody’s on the same page. [Coach Fuente] told me they were going to throw the ball a lot. They’re going to be in the spread, so I know I’d get a lot of touches.”
The 2015 season was a breakout campaign for Grimsley. In addition to totaling 38 receptions or 1,064 yards, Lafayette’s playmaker scored 18 touchdowns, including 13 receiving, three on kick-off returns, and two on interception returns. A second-team all-4A East pick at defensive back, Grimsley intercepted seven passes his junior season.
Virginia Tech now boasts 10 commitments in the class of 2017. Quarterback recruit Hendon Hooker has quite a few offensive playmakers at his disposal in this class, including Grimsley, slot receiver Kalil Pimpleton, and H-Back/tight end prospects Drake DeIuliis and Dalton Keene. Also in this class is 6’3 Caleb Farley, who says he was recruited by Virginia Tech as a quarterback but very well could end up as a wide receiver.