Hokies Land First Commitment … for 2005

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Stone Bridge (Ashburn, VA) jumbo athlete Ed Wang became Virginia Tech’s first commitment for the 2005 recruiting class — and VT’s earliest commitment ever — when he verbaled to the Hokies.

“Yes, he committed today,” said Stone Bridge Coach Mickey Thompson. “He’s really excited. He’s always talked about going to VT, and he knew that’s where he was going to go, which is why he just went ahead and made his decision.”

Wang, just beginning his junior season, has promised the Hokies that he will sign with them a year and a half from now, in February of 2005. Wang’s commitment is the earliest on record for a Hokie recruit.

“I told him that there would be a lot more offers to come in the future,” Thompson said, “but he and his parents were pretty emphatic that VT was the school for him.”

Thompson says that Wang, currently just 16 years old and already measuring 6-5, 260 pounds, “has the potential to be about 6-6 or 6-7.

“He’s having a great season so far. He’s our leading receiver for the season, and he opens up many holes on the offensive tackle’s side.

“Virginia Tech’s tight end coach and defensive line coach both like him a lot. He’s a very athletic big kid, and he’s got great hands and great hand-eye coordination.”

Other schools were just starting to notice Wang. “UVa was very interested,” Thompson said, “and schools were just starting to find out a lot more about him, so he’s just starting to get a lot more mail and phone calls.”

Wang, who runs a 4.8 forty and per Thompson “has great speed and quickness,” attended VT’s camp this past summer (2003).

We will have quotes from Wang as soon as possible.