Target Board Update: Virginia Tech Looking to Close Strong

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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.

This article will work on the assumption that Virginia Tech will sign 25 players in the 2018 recruiting class. Perhaps they’ll find loopholes to sign more. I don’t know. But for now, we’re going to use 25 as the number. McFadden’s decommitment puts the Hokies at 22 committed prospects for the 2018 class, which means they have room to sign three more players. Or, perhaps they’ll have room to sign four more players if Coleton