Projected Position: Defensive End
Rivals: 3-star, #31 OLB, #8 player in Maryland
247: 4-star, #227 overall player, #12 OLB, #4 player in Maryland
ESPN: 4-star, #86 overall player, #6 OLB, #2 player in MD
Scout: 4-star, #162 player overall, #9 OLB
Other Power 5 offers: 20
Nathan Proctor was one of the highest-rated signees of Virginia Tech’s 2017 class. In fact, ESPN rates him even higher than Devon Hunters. The Hokies had to win a big recruiting battle with Penn State and Maryland to get him out of the state of Maryland. He committed to VT on January 1 at the Under Armour All-American Game.
Proctor is the highest-rated of three defensive ends Virginia Tech signed on February 1. However, he’s an extremely raw player who isn’t as far along as a guy like Zion DeBose at this point in time. That doesn’t mean he can’t or won’t get there. It just means he’s on a different developmental track. Tech wanted him for a reason, and it’s because they like his long-term potential.
I’m going to show you Proctor’s junior highlights rather than his senior film, because I think they do a better job of highlighting his positive attributes while also showing you where he needs to improve.
Here’s what I like…
Speed and Explosiveness: Proctor was timed at a 4.68 in the 40 at a Nike event, with a 32.7 inch vertical....
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