Under Armour AA Tim Settle Chooses Hokies

Four-star defensive tackle Tim Settle has committed to Virginia Tech. The Stonewall Jackson (Manassas, VA) senior, one of the most coveted defensive tackles in the nation in the class of 2015, announced his decision during the 2015 Under Armour All-American Bowl.

At 6’3”, 330 pounds, Settle blends size with explosion off the ball. He has anchored the Stonewall Jackson line each of the past two seasons, earning Washington Post first-team all-metro honors as a junior and senior. As a senior, Settle had 17 tackles for loss and three sacks.

Louisville and USC were the other finalists for Settle, who made official visits to those two as well as Virginia Tech. He also made official trips to Oklahoma State and Washington State.

Settle is the third defensive tackle commit Virginia Tech has landed in the class of 2015, joining fellow in-state standout Harry Lewis of Phoebus and Indianapolis (IN) native Eric Whitehead.

This is a great start to what could be a highly successful recruiting weekend for the Hokies. Two more class of 2015 targets – wide receiver Lawrence Cager and quarterback Dwayne Lawson – plan to reveal their decisions this weekend. Cager will announce during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday, while Lawson will commit during the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl on Sunday. For more details on those announcements, click here.

TSL’s Take

Some cautious optimism here. Obviously, it’s great to land a player with the talent level of a Settle. As I mentioned in an update earlier this week, Settle’s talent is not a question. The biggest question right now is academics and if/when he’ll be able to make it to Tech. We have heard prep school is a real possibility here. We’ll just have to see how things play out. If he does make it to Blacksburg, he has the talent to be an immediate force on the inside for defensive coordinator Bud Foster.

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  1. Having someone with Settle’s bulk to anchor the interior of the D-line will come in very handy when we go up against big, physical O-lines like those of Miami, BC and Pitt. Having defensive tackles who are 275 lbs, no matter how quick and agile they are, is gonna cause you problems when you play teams like that. This is a major commitment for VT.

  2. If this dude can learn to get his but down, play lower, and build some upper body strength, sky is the limit. Super strong lower body and incredible agility for a 330 pound dude. Man, I’ve never seen a dude like that at VT. Dude is for real.

  3. dayum!! how big is this kid? you can tell he is jumbo sized even from these low resolution videos! Explosive for such a big body. Maybe we’ll have a chance against Ohio State if he can get his grades up and come to VT by summer.

  4. Welcome Mr. Settle! Hit those books…the HOKIES need you on the field in Lane on September 7th against the OSU.

  5. He’s a great pick up. Come on Tim, settle in front of those books. You can do it! Don’t ever think you can’t. Ask your teachers for help if you need it & do it!

  6. If academics were an anticipated obstacle, I imagine he’d have picked Louisville.

  7. GREAT Choice Mr. Tim Settle! GO HOKIES!

    Daily routine after UA AA game….lift – eat – study – practice tests – repeat till scores obtained!

  8. Welcome to Hokie Nation Mr. Settle! A big commitment for the Home Team!! A freshman impact would be great…but take your time to get the academics where they need to be.

  9. Hit those books and test preps Mr. Settle. I don’t think I’m big enough to call him Tim

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