Fuente Sees Dynamic Playmaker In Kalil Pimpleton

On March 23, Muskegon (MI) junior Kalil Pimpleton was called out of class to take a very important phone call.

“I really wasn’t sure what it was,” Pimpleton recalled. “I hopped on the phone with [Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente]. He told me about past players he had coached. Shorter players who he moved around from slot receiver to running back to doing some special teams. He wanted me to be that guy.”

Coach Fuente offered the 5’7”, 155-pound junior a scholarship that day. This past Sunday, Pimpleton verbally committed to the Hokies, becoming the ninth pledge of Virginia Tech’s 2017 Class. Tech was the first FBS school to offer Pimpleton, and as of now it is the only school from a BCS conference to offer the dynamic athlete.

Fuente’s faith in the Muskegon athlete’s abilities and specific plans for him helped Tech gain the commitment.