Virginia Tech added a big commitment to their Class of 2017 with linebacker/defensive end Nathan Proctor.
Proctor is a 6-foot-3, 220-pound prospect out of Indian Head, MD. Judging from the 247Composite rating, Proctor is the best recruit to commit to the Hokies for the ’17 cycle. He’s rated as the third-best player in Maryland and the 148th-best player in the country.
Virginia Tech was the only school Proctor visited officially. Even though Proctor had 30 scholarship offers from dozens of high-end programs, Penn State and Maryland were the biggest contenders for Proctor.
Proctor is the 20th commit for the Hokies in the Class of 2017. Even though Proctor is listed as an outside linebacker, Proctor will likely play defensive end in the Hokies’ defensive scheme. Proctor could find himself at 240 to 250-pounds after a redshirt season which would make him ideal to play at the edge of the line.
The Hokies will still be active on the defensive front, even with Proctor’s commitment. At defensive end, Virginia Tech still has their eyes set on Tyjuan Garbutt, Brad Johnson, Zion DeBose, Bobby Roundtree and Koby Cumberlander. Garbutt is Tech’s top target there while DeBose and Cumberlander were both offered recently.
Proctor’s senior-year film is embedded below, and his junior-year film can be found on his HUDL profile.