It’s not only a big weekend for the baseball program, but for the football program as well. The Hokies are hosting a recruiting camp on Sunday, but more importantly, David Cornwell is making his one and only unofficial visit to Blacksburg on Friday.
Here’s a quick synopsis on how recruiting folks feel about the 6-6 signal caller from Oklahoma…
Rivals: 4-stars, #66 player overall, #3 pro-style quarterback in the country
247Sports: 5-stars, #19 player overall, #1 pro-style quarterback in the country
Virginia Tech is in the running, along with Alabama and Tennessee. The Crimson Tide and Hokies are rumored to be his top two, but he’s keeping things pretty quiet.
Tech is involved because of Cornwell’s previous relationship with offensive coordinator/QB coach Scot Loeffler. Loeffler was recruiting Cornwell to Auburn, and Cornwell is a big fan of Loeffler and his reputation for developing quarterbacks. He also likes Frank Beamer and the tradition that he’s built at Virginia Tech, but it’s mainly Scot Loeffler who has gotten VT’s foot in the door on this one.
In case you missed it, Nick Saban admitted to the media last week that Alabama has non-committable scholarship offers. That applies particularly to the quarterback position, where Saban and his staff like to see players in person before they extend a committable offer. That’s why David Cornwell is making the trek to Alabama for their camp on Sunday after he leaves Virginia Tech. I’m guessing his “offer” from Alabama is a non-committable offer, which basically means it’s just an offer to attend camp. (Note: it is likely that Jacob Park’s Alabama “offer” is a non-committable offer as well.)
Cornwell is a very talented guy, and I’d...
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