McCain, Cornwell, and APR Scores

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Kalen McCain reneged on his verbal to Virginia Tech yesterday in what was surprising news.  He had been committed to the Hokies since the middle of April, and his change of course was totally out of the blue.

How he chose to make it public on Twitter was interesting, though in these days of social media, we shouldn’t be surprised.

McCain’s Twitter message

That’s nice, isn’t it?

Here is yet another recruit who doesn’t actually realize what a “commitment” really is when he makes it.  Then again, he’s got his whole future ahead of him, and he only gets to make his college decision once.  He needs to make sure he gets it right.  If he’s happier somewhere else, he needs to go there.  There’s no sense having somebody around who isn’t 100% committed to the program.

Where does that leave the Hokies in terms of defensive back recruiting?  Well, they’re still in good shape.  Tech was planning on using McCain at cornerback, even though he has the versatility to play both corner and safety.  With the young corners in the program right now, as well as Kendall Fuller enrolling this summer, there isn’t a huge need for corners in this class.

In 2014, when McCain would have been a true freshman at Tech, the cornerback situation is projected to look like this…

Donaldven Manning: Junior
Donovan Riley: Junior
Davion Tookes: r-Sophomore
Brandon Facyson: Sophomore
Kendall Fuller: Sophomore
Cequan Jefferson: r-Freshman
Terrell Edmunds: Freshman