So all that stuff about the spring game? Yeah, not so much. Mother Nature decided to rag out on us and the game was initially delayed and then finally canceled due to lightning in the area.
And yet I am still more excited than I have been after a spring game in many years. Why? Because it was also raining verbal commitments in Blacksburg yesterday.
I know it's hard to get too excited about the 2013 recruiting class when the 2012 season is still four months away, but VT landed what in my mind was its absolute must get target in 757 QB Bucky Hodges. Hodges is not only a highly rated QB (13th in the nation per Rivals), but at 6'5" and 225 pounds he could be a plug and play replacement for LT in the existing hybrid spread offense being built around Logan. This is doubly true if Hodges gets a redshirt year and some Gentrification before assuming the reins.
I'm not going to do a rundown of every name that verbaled to the Hokies yesterday, but there were at least six commits for the 2013 class. Two of them were O linemen, which means the staff is taking the need there seriously. And we also reportedly got our first verbal for 2014.
That leaves our top overall target as five star cornerback Kendall Fuller, brother of Vincent and current Hokies Kyle and Corey. Kendall holds offers from literally just about every BCS conference program. Shane Beamer is his recruiter. Read that last sentence over again and smile with me.