Durkin Another Quality QB Prospect For VT

An assist goes to Florida defensive coordinator DJ Durkin with Virginia Tech’s recent addition of Ursuline (Youngstown, OH) senior quarterback Chris Durkin. Chris became interested in Tech, a school that had not been on his radar before, after speaking with his cousin.

Durkin (Photo by WKBN in Youngstown, Ohio)
Durkin (Photo by WKBN in Youngstown, Ohio)

“DJ filled us in and I liked what I heard,” recalled the 6’4”, 230-pound Durkin, who is one of two quarterback prospects in Tech’s class of 2014, joining Cedar Cliff (Camp Hill, PA) lefty signal caller Andrew Ford. Durkin had been committed to Michigan State since March of his junior year before casting his lot with the Hokies.

After speaking with his cousin, Chris contacted Virginia Tech offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Scot Loeffler, who is finishing up his first season with the Hokies after previous coaching stints at Central Michigan, Michigan, the Detroit Lions, Florida, Temple, and Auburn.

“It wasn’t love at first sight because I was new to what was being thrown at me, but the more we talked the better our relationship became,” Durkin recalled.