The Fisher Law Firm Friday Q&A: Limited Scholarships, Mobile Quarterbacks, and More

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1) When was the last time we had this few scholarships to hand out? It seems like the boat is pretty full! Is this a negative, or a positive for the program? – jjbassett

Chris Coleman: Our past VT football recruiting classes page lists the number of players the Hokies signed each and every year, dating back to 1985.  Click here for that page.

Virginia Tech has signed 20 or more players in 10 of the last 14 recruiting classes.  You have to go all the way back to the 2004 class to see the number drop below 18.  The Hokies signed 16 players that year.  In the eight previous classes, they signed 20+ players all eight times. 

In fact, that 2004 class was the smallest class since early in Frank Beamer’s era.  Tech signed 17 players in Beamer’s first class in 1987, then 14 in 1998, and then 16 in 1989.  Of course, the Hokies were on probation back then, and they had fewer scholarships to hand out.  If Tech ends up signing fewer than 18 players in the 2019 class, they’ll almost be in uncharted territory.

The Hokies have 14 commitments right now.  They want to sign at least one running back in this class.  Personally, I believe that if they can get both Tahj Gary and Jordan Houston, they should take both.  I don’t know if that’s the