(NOTE: Since this report, multiple outlets have reported that Petty has committed to Baylor.)
Less than a day remains before National Signing Day, but a new target has surfaced for the Virginia Tech Hokies. Quarterback Bryce Petty , a 6-3, 215-pound signal caller out of Midlothian (TX), is drawing heavy interest from Virginia Tech and he plans to take a visit to Blacksburg soon.
Rumors surfaced earlier today that Petty had committed to Virginia Tech. Those rumors are incorrect according to Midlothian head coach Robby Clark, but a commitment may only be a matter of time.
“Tech is involved with Bryce,” Coach Clark wrote via e-mail. “He is really excited about the possibilities at Tech, and I think the coaches there are equally excited about Bryce. He has not been on campus, and both he and the coaches want him to get on campus soon in order to make an informed decision.”
Petty verbally committed to the University of Tennessee last summer, but new Vols coach Lane Kiffin rescinded the scholarship offer. Nebraska and New Mexico were among the other programs that had offered earlier, but both programs had moved on by the time Petty learned of Tennessee’s decision.
Rated a 3-star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com, Petty, completed 134 of 222 passes for 1,507 yards as a senior. He threw for over 2,000 yards with 16 touchdowns to only eight interceptions as a junior.
Stay tuned for more on Petty later this week, as we’ll check back with Coach Clark and check in with Petty for the latest on his recruitment.