Virginia Tech Football Signs 19 Players To Letters of Intent

Amare Barno Virginia Tech
Amare Barno was one of three JUCO recruits to sign with the Hokies on Wednesday. (Photo via @Ayye_Barno)

Virginia Tech signed 19 players to letters of intent on Wednesday.  A few more players could sign in February, but for the most part the 2019 recruiting class is complete.

Here are a list of players who signed with the Hokies…

OLJesse Hanson
OLBryan Hudson
DTJoshua Fuga
OLWill Pritchard
TENick Gallo
WRTayvion Robinson
WRJaden Payoute
RBKeshawn King
DTMario Kendricks
SDean Ferguson
CBBrion Murray
DTNorell Pollard
RBTahj Gary
LBAmare Barno
WRJacoby Pinckney
DTDaShawn Crawford
ATHJR Walker
WRElijah Bowick
CB, SNyquee Hawkins

One of Tech’s verbal commitments, athlete Jahad Carter of Henrico High School near Richmond, did not sign on Wednesday.  He is still committed to the Hokies, but per the Richmond Times-Dispacth, he has an academic situation and will not sign with anyone until February.

The Hokies also picked up a Signing Day commitment from CB Brion Murray.

Virginia Tech signed at least one player at every position, with the exception of quarterback and defensive end.  However, it’s possible that JUCO prospect Amare Barno (6-6, 225) could play defensive end.  Justin Fuente and Bud Foster both said on Wednesday that they do not know yet where Barno will factor in.

Per the 247Sports Composite rating, Virginia Tech signed the No. 4 class in the ACC, as per the time of this writing.  Here is a look at how the ACC shakes out, with the national ranking on the left.

No. 6 Clemson
No. 11 Florida State
No. 25 NC State
No. 29 Virginia Tech
No. 35 Miami
No. 37 Virginia
No. 39 Duke
No. 43 Pitt
No. 44 UNC
No. 46 Wake Forest
No. 50 Georgia Tech
No. 52 Boston College
No. 57 Syracuse
No. 127 Louisville

As it stands right now, the Hokies have the top class in the ACC’s Coastal Division. 

Tech’s top five players, per the 247Sports Composite rankings, are as follows…

ATH Jaden Payoute, LC Bird, Richmond, VA, No. 177 nationally
OG Bryan Hudson, Scott County, Georgetown, KY, No. 236 nationally
S JR Walker, Clayton, Clayton, NC, No. 321 nationally
ATH Tayvion Robinson, Cox, Virginia Beach, VA, No. 341 nationally
RB Keshawn King, Oakleaf, Orange Park, FL, No. 362 nationally

We’ll have more on the 2019 recruiting class in the coming days and weeks.

6 Responses You are logged in as Test

  1. The VT weight lifting program is already showing dividends. Amare Barno has gained 5 lbs since monday. Go Hokies!

  2. I am surprised at virgin ya’s ranking. It is much better than I expected. Articles in the Tidewater papers have covered quite a bit about our recruiting and little or nothing about them. Their staff seems to be doing pretty well. I had expected them to have some real problems, at least at first, based on their backgrounds, but it does not appear to be an issue.

    1. Local newspapers usually don’t cover college football recruiting in Europe, Canada and outside the United States !

  3. Holy Carp!!! Louisville is the lowest in the ACC. And not just the lowest, but a full 70 spots lower than Syracuse? How many D1A teams are there again? At 127, they’ve got to be close to worst in the nation. That’s going to sting them for years.

    1. This is an early period and they only signed 4 players. The numbers will change in February.

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