Target Board Update: Virginia Tech Looking to Close Strong

Walker Culver (right) is one of Virginia Tech’s remaining targets for the Class of 2018. (Photo by Ivan Morozov)

The early signing period begins in six days on Dec. 20, and I expect most or all of Virginia Tech’s 2018 commitments to sign on the dotted line next Wednesday.

Head coach Justin Fuente had this to say last weekend…

“Well if you’re committed, I expect you to sign,” Fuente said. “If you don’t sign, then you’re not committed… I’m sure that won’t — we’ll see what happens. But that’s what I expect.”

I don’t think it’s a coincidence that Jordan McFadden decommitted from the Hokies and committed to Clemson several hours after Fuente made that comment. I know it was a difficult decision for McFadden, but those of us who have been following recruiting for a long time knew how that one was going to end up. Maybe McFadden didn’t know, but I’m sure Fuente did. I’m fine with McFadden decommitting. He’s a good prospect, but not an irreplaceable one.