QB recruiting continues to take a leap forward

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Yesterday’s commitment from 4-star Florida QB Dwayne Lawson is further evidence that Virginia Tech’s quarterback recruiting has taken a big step forward under Scot Loeffler. Today we’ll take a look at Tech’s quarterback recruiting since 2008, and compare the end of the Mike O’Cain era to the beginning of the Scot Loeffler era.

Before we get into detail, here’s a list of the quarterbacks Tech has signed since 2008. It also includes 2015 commit Dwayne Lawson and 2016 commit Logan Byrd.

2008: Ju-Ju Clayton, Marcus Davis
2009: Logan Thomas
2010: Mark Leal, Ricardo Young
2011: None
2012: Brenden Motley
2013: Carlis Parker, Bucky Hodges
2014: Andrew Ford, Chris Durkin, Michael Brewer (transfer)
2015: Dwayne Lawson
2016: Logan Byrd

There are plenty of names on that list, and Tech has recruited enough bodies at quarterback through the years. However, when you take a deeper look, there is a huge difference between 2008-13, and 2014-16. Two or perhaps three guys in the Mike O’Cain era were not even recruited as quarterbacks, but were placed there because of VT’s failure to land their top targets at that spot.

The Mike O’Cain

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