Virginia Tech In-State Recruiting: A Unique Year

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Justin Fuente and the Virginia Tech staff will have to be careful with in-state prospects until more information is available. (Ivan Morozov)

The commitment of Westfield High School tight end Harrison Saint Germain brings up the age-old question: what do we feel about early commitments with limited offer lists?

AirborneHokie96 summed it up on the recruiting board pretty well: “We offer a kid early without many P5 offers and the staff gets questioned for offering the kid ‘so early’.  We offer a kid later after interest starts to take off and the staff gets questioned for waiting too long to offer the kid.”

Yep, that’s accurate.

I know the commitment of Saint Germain – who picked Tech over Wake – doesn’t excite people, but let’s play the blind resume game for fun.  Here’s a quote from a commitment article back in April of 2016 that Chris Horne wrote for TSL before he transitioned full-time to The Sabre:

“[recruit’s name withheld], who is rated a 3-star recruit by 247Sports, considered offers from Wake Forest, Ohio and Old Dominion before committing to Virginia Tech and head coach Justin Fuente, who offered the talented athlete a scholarship on February 27.”

If the Hokies got a commitment tomorrow from a similar prospect, and we