Virginia Tech’s interest in 6-2, 185-pound rising senior quarterback Emmanuel Yeager has increased over the past month or so. The talented signal caller is interested in Tech as well and plans to come to one of Tech’s one-day camps this summer in hopes of landing an offer.
“I’m going to get up to Blacksburg for a one-day camp to throw in front of Coach Beamer and the quarterbacks coach,” said Yeager, who completed 87 of 172 passes for 1,706 yards with 16 touchdowns last season as a junior at Ballou High School (Washington, D.C). He rushed for 428 yards on 69 carries as well.
“They got my film and they were real impressed with my film. They said I could make a lot of throws. I played in the spread offense last season and we were a wide open offense, so I had the chance to make a lot of throws. Coaches could also see me as a dual-threat. When the pocket would break down, I made plays with my feet.”
Yeager, who will attend Coolidge High School in D.C. for his senior season, currently boasts seven scholarship offers including several that have come this spring. The recent spike in college interest has influenced how he plans to handle the decision-making process.
“My very first offer came in November from the University of Pittsburgh,” Yeager said. “When Coach London left Virginia for the head coaching job at Richmond, he offered me as soon as he got the job. Eastern Michigan offered. Right after the Under Armour Scout.com combine, Akron offered me. After the Elite Big-Time Showcase at Rutgers – out of thirty something quarterbacks, I came away with the quarterback MVP and the overall offensive MVP – Illinois offered. Then Maryland and Ohio offered.
“I was thinking that I wanted to commit before the season to focus on getting our team to the championship game,” Yeager said. “But now, I’m going to wait the process out because offers are starting to come in. Recruiting has really picked up lately.”
Besides Virginia Tech, Yeager also plans to visit Akron, Boston College and Pittsburgh in the coming months. The D.C. area standout, who is willing to check out all interested parties, discussed what factors will be most important to him in making a college decision.
“A key thing from the football aspect is the style of play. One thing I can say is that Virginia Tech’s offense is wide open. They give their quarterbacks a lot of liberty. You can tell they like athletic...
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