Highly-touted four-star offensive lineman Doug Nester, who has been committed to Ohio State since August of 2017, has signed instead with Virginia Tech. The news was reported by Grant Taylor of the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch.
SV’s Doug Nester, once committed to Ohio State, will flip to Virginia Tech – Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
For the full article, click the link. Nester told Grant Taylor, “I love it there. It’s almost like a small little Huntington away from all the bad stuff. It’s a great place to live and there’s a really great group of guys coming in. I just feel like they work hard and know what to do.”
Nester received his Virginia Tech offer in July of 2016, and he verbaled to Ohio State approximately 18 months ago. But with Urban Meyer’s retirement, Nester reopened his recruiting. His top choices other than Ohio State were Penn State and Virginia Tech, and the Hokies won out.
Nester has already signed with the Hokies as of the time of this writing, and he will hold a signing ceremony at 5 PM. His LOI rounds out a strong offensive line recruiting class for Virginia Tech:
Nester and Bryan Hudson rank No. 1 and No. 5 respectively of all offensive line recruits in Virginia Tech history, per the 247 Composite rankings, and both had a huge number of major offers from schools around the country.
Nester: No. 108 nationally, offers from Alabama, Ohio State, Penn State, Florida, Georgia, and others.
Hudson: No. 197 nationally, offers from Alabama, Florida, LSU, Georgia, Notre Dame, and others.
Virginia Tech is also recruiting Coastal Carolina offensive lineman Brock Hoffman, who has entered the transfer portal and would be eligible to play in 2019.
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