Virginia Tech continued its holiday weekend recruiting success – it landed Goochland (VA) WR/ATH D.J. Coles on Friday – by picking up two more verbal commitments earlier today. Today, Virginia Tech added commitment #19 for the 2008 recruiting class and got a jumpstart on the 2009 class as well.
The newest 2008 commitment hails from a high school the Hokies have enjoyed tremendous success with over the years. He is 6-2, 265-pound defensive end/defensive tackle Antoine Hopkins, a standout out of Highland Springs High School (VA).
“Antoine committed on the field before the game,” Highland Springs head coach Scott Burton confirmed this afternoon.
“His father, mother and two brothers were there, so it was a nice moment for him and the family.”
Hopkins chose Virginia Tech over written offers from Syracuse and Virginia and heavy interest from Tennessee. He had expressed a desire to make official visits to all four schools before making a decision…that is until a few weeks ago.
“About two weeks ago, he came to me and said he thought he wanted commit to Virginia Tech,” Burton said. “He was going to call to commit, but he realized he could go to the game today and he decided to do it in person.”
Rated a 3-star prospect by TechSideline.com, Hopkins has the ability to play defensive end or defensive tackle for Virginia Tech. He is being recruited initially as a defensive end, one of Virginia Tech’s top needs in the 2008 recruiting class. A solid student, Hopkins is expected to easily qualify academically.
It didn’t take Stone Bridge (Ashburn, VA) junior standout David Wang long to accept a formal scholarship offer from Virginia Tech. Today was the first day Virginia Tech’s coaches could officially offer kids for the 2009 class. Wang received his offer today and accepted, pledging his commitment to the Hokies.
“He did commit,” Stone Bridge head coach Mickey Thompson told TechSideline.com this evening.
“It was basically a forgone conclusion that he would commit if they offered. We knew they liked him a lot at camp earlier this summer, so we expected that an offer would come.”
The brother of current Virginia Tech offensive tackle Ed Wang, David Wang is a 6-2, 293-pound...
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