Virginia Tech Scouting Report: Doug Nester

Doug Nester
Doug Nester highlights Virginia Tech’s 2019 recruiting class. (Photo via @Freshie74)

Doug Nester
Offensive Line
Spring Valley High School, Huntington, WV
6-6, 314

247: 4-star, No. 146 overall player, No. 6 offensive guard, No. 2 player in WV
Rivals: 4-star, No. 156 overall player, No. 8 offensive guard, No. 2 player in WV
ESPN: 4-star, No. 72 overall player, No. 10 offensive tackle, No. 2 player in WV

Other Power 5 offers: 17 (including Ohio State, Alabama, Penn State, Michigan State, Georgia and Florida)

Doug Nester represents one of the biggest wins, and one of the hardest fought victories, in Virginia Tech recruiting history.  The 4-star offensive lineman had been committed to Ohio State since August of 2017, but the Hokies stayed on him and managed to flip him from the Buckeyes at the end of the 2019 recruiting cycle.  Penn State and Georgia also wanted him badly in the leadup to Signing Day, but Tech won the battle.