Editor’s Note (added 7:53 PM, Monday): Please note that the below video contains explicit lyrics, and aren’t what I would deem SFW. In attempting to find you readers good recruiting footage, sometimes you run across several mixtapes for a player in which all contain similar-type lyrics. Going forward we’ll put this disclaimer on every recruiting piece at the very top, so that you adjust your volume before-hand. I apologize for any misunderstandings that might have occurred today. –CW
It was a big weekend in the world of college football recruiting as the annual Under Armour All-American, US Army All-American and Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl’s touted many of the nation’s best and brightest future stars. 🙂
The big winner in the ACC this weekend was undoubtedly the Virginia Tech Hokies. Tech got off to a great start by picking up a big-time defensive tackle commit in Manassas, VA (Stonewall Jackson) product Tim Settle.
Proud to say I'll be spending my next four years at VIRGINIA TECH
— Tim Settle Jr (@tim_settle) January 3, 2015
Settle (6’3″, 330lbs) is rated a 4-star prospect by Rivals and 247Sports as well as a 5-star by ESPN. An imposing figure, Settle drew offers from every major program in the nation, but decided to keep his talents in-state with the premier program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Settle will be a major force on the interior defensive line and will more than likely log early playing time once arriving in Blacksburg.
On Saturday, four-star wide receiver prospect Lawrence Cager (6’5″, 200lbs) from Towson, Maryland (Calvert Hall College) gave his oral commitment to the Miami Hurricanes during the US Army All-American Bowl held in San Antonio, Texas.
Blessed to say I've committed to The University Of Miami. #TheU
— Lawrence Cager (@_jefe18) January 3, 2015
Virginia Tech was the other ACC program in contention for Cager’s services along with perennial powers Ohio State and Alabama. The physically gifted Cager will use his 6’5″ frame and speed to give the Canes a big-play threat for quarterback Brad Kaaya in the coming years.
Rounding out the weekend was Sunday night’s Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl hosted in Santa Ana, California. That game provided the Hokies with their quarterback of the future in Tampa, Florida native Dwayne Lawson.
The 6’5″, 210-pound Lawson is rated at 4-star prospect who originally committed to the Miami Hurricanes. He re-opened his recruitment after realizing he was going to sit behind freshman All-American QB Brad Kaaya.
I want to thank all the coaches at the university of Miami for the opportunity but I've chosen to go another route in this recruitment.
— Dwayne Lawson (@dlaw95) December 19, 2014
The Hokies’ quarterback situation has some question marks with redshirt junior Michael Brewer struggling for much of this past season. Behind him is seldom used redshirt sophomore Brenden Motley and two redshirt freshman in Chris Durkin and Andrew Ford.
Lawson is exceptionally talented. He throws a great deep ball with touch, has a big frame and will have no problem seeing over the line, something much shorter quarterbacks have trouble with. Combine those attributes with his great speed and it will be difficult to keep him off of the field for too long.
Again, please adjust volume before watching videos in mixed company. Potential for explicit lyrics.