Friday Q&A: Recruiting, the RB situation, and Cincinnati

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1) How do we finish the recruiting class?

Chris Coleman: Virginia Tech has four major targets remaining, plus probably a few currently unknown offensive linemen that they are pursuing.

Dwayne Lawson: Lawson is a former Miami quarterback commit from Tampa, FL who recently decommitted from Miami.  He will announce his decision at the Semper Fi All-Star game on January 4.  He is down to Tech and Miami at this point, though it’s possible other schools could try to get involved.  My opinion is that Lawson has already basically assured the VT staff that he is coming to Tech, but he is delaying his official commitment because these All-Star games like to have a lot of prospects make their decision during the game for ratings and hype.

Lawson is a big, strong-armed quarterback.  He’s a very good prospect.  If he commits to Tech, he would be the second quarterback Scot Loeffler managed to flip from another major program in the last 12 months.  Chris Durkin, who redshirted this year, was originally a Michigan State commit.

Lawrence Cager: Tech has been pursuing a big wide receiver all year to no avail.  Cager was a longshot until recently, with everyone assuming he was going to Alabama, Ohio State, or another top 10 program.  However, Tech and Wake Forest are the trending schools right now.  Cager is a low four-star prospect according to the recruiting services.  At 6-5, he’s the type of big outside receiver Tech wants in this class.

In fact, I said in a Wednesday radio interview that I was disappointed that Tech wasn’t going to get a big receiver in this class, and then the news popped up that the Hokies were better positioned for Cager than they were several weeks ago.  Hopefully I turn out to be wrong.  I’m not exactly sure how hard the big name schools are recruiting him, but he has said that Aaron Moorehead is recruiting him the hardest.  Hopefully VT’s second year WR coach can pull some magic yet again.  Like all the receivers who signed with Tech last year, Cager is a natural receiver who actually played the position in high school.  He could potentially contribute as a true freshman.

Wake

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