2014 Offensive Targets: May Update

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With spring practice in the rearview mirror, that means recruiting is starting to heat up. The coaches have been out on the road, and high school prospects will begin to take their summer visits shortly.

Most of Virginia Tech’s 2014 commitments have come from players on the defensive side of the ball. Today we’ll take a look at what the coaching staff is trying to accomplish on the offensive side.


Jacob Park at the 2013 Nike Camp in Ashburn (VA)

Commits: None

Virginia Tech is heavily pursuing two quarterback prospects for the 2014 recruiting class. I believe the coaching staff likes Jacob Park a little more, but if Oklahoma’s David Cornwell wanted to pull the trigger, I doubt they would turn him down. Take a look at the offer list of these guys:

Park: Alabama, Auburn, UNC, NC State, Notre Dame, Tennessee
Cornwell: Alabama, Auburn, Miami, Missouri, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Tennessee

The fact that both players have offers from Alabama should tell you something about their ability. Park (6-3, 205) isn’t as big as Cornwell (6-5, 235), but he’s got a very strong arm and he’s also a pretty mobile quarterback. Cornwell stands tall in the pocket, and he is fairly mobile for a guy his size as well.

The national networks like Cornwell better. He’s #63 nationally by Rivals and #20 by 247Sports, while Park is #168 by Rivals and #138 by 247. That’s probably due to the size difference. Other than that, you are splitting hairs when comparing the two prospects.

Park has family near Blacksburg, and he favored Auburn while Scot Loeffler was there. He’s already visited Tech once, and he has been rumored to favor the Hokies for months. He’s planning on visiting again in the late spring or early summer. Cornwell is also hoping to visit this spring.

In the end, I