Recruiting Report: New QB Commit “A Leader”

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The TSL “Recruiting Report” is a notes-style feature updating you on the previous week’s recruiting development while also looking ahead to what’s in store in the coming days/weeks. Here is the latest…


Hokies Gain 2016 QB

Virginia Tech lost to East Carolina but scored its second class of 2016 commitment on Saturday, when 6’3”, 230-pound quarterback Logan Byrd pledged to the Hokies.

“I think he just kind of fell in love with the place,” Veterans School head coach David Bruce said. “He had made the rounds to colleges all summer. He has been everywhere he wanted to go. He kept coming back to Virginia Tech. He told me how much he really liked it. He went there two or three times in a period of about five weeks. I still didn’t think he’d do anything right now. I thought he’d wait maybe until the spring, but then he came into my office last week and told me he was going to visit Virginia Tech and he was going to commit. Sure enough, he sent me a text message of him and Coach Loeffler and Coach Beamer. I’m real happy for him. It’s a great place. I actually coached Torrian Gray down at Kathleen, so that is my connection there. I always pull for Torrian.”

Byrd, who also had scholarship offers from Duke, Illinois, Minnesota, North Carolina, NC State and UVa, among others, is rated a 4-star prospect by Rivals and a 3-star recruit by 247Sports. He threw for almost 1,400 yards as a sophomore last season, leading Veterans School to its first GHSA Region 2 AAAA championship title in its four-year existence.

Discussing the regional championship, Bruce said: “Logan was a big part of that. The offensive load is on his shoulder. I don’t mean to slight anyone on our team, but we don’t have a lot of superstar-type guys around him. Logan does a great job of doing what he’s supposed to do. He does a good job of distributing the ball.”

Further discussing his junior quarterback, Bruce said: “First of all, to me the most important thing is his character. He has integrity. I’ve never seen a quarterback work as hard as he does in the weight room. He has drive and a great attitude. Those intangibles stand out to me more than his physical stuff.