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posted in the thread Franklin getting $5.8 M a year for 6 years at Penn State. What does by OBX on the Virginia Tech Football Board 57 minutes ago
Another is "peer pledge recruiting" as follows ...................
Mustipher mentioned Kuntz as a Penn State pledge who maintained contact leading up to his commitment. He said the diligent group of peer recruiters also included tight end Pat Freiermuth, quarterback Will Levis and linebacker Jesse Luketa, who Mustipher pointed to as the main man on his case.

Now on board with these other talents, he intends to take a similar approach with Penn State targets who remain uncommitted.

Mustipher mentioned fellow Maryland standout Rasheed Walker, a 4-star offensive tackle, as a top priority.

“That’s my guy from back home so I’ve been in his ear,” Mustipher said. “I think I’m already annoying him on Twitter a little bit.”

His relationship with 4-star defensive end Jayson Oweh may also prove beneficial for the Nittany Lions. They worked together in drills at the camp in July and previously shared a visit to State College on May 20.

“I hit Jayson up daily,” Mustipher said.

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posted in the thread Franklin getting $5.8 M a year for 6 years at Penn State. What does by OBX on the Virginia Tech Football Board 1 hours ago
Here's some of his sauce ...............................
Hopefully CJF is doing this as well.

Penn State's Tyler Donohue Notebook excerpt:

"The Miners (Florida DB Jordan Miner) examined residence halls and football facilities, along with an important stop at the academic center. Jordan plans to pursue a degree in marketing.

A well-balanced day left John with a positive impression, and coach James Franklin helped separate the experience from other university visits.

“What made it unique for me is Coach Franklin — how engaged he was throughout the day,” John said. “I was surprised, as a head coach, that Coach Franklin gave an entire presentation on the university, unlike other schools where it might be a grad assistant or a recruiting assistant.”

This personal touch added up throughout the day, making it clear that Miner is a priority for Penn State in the 2018 recruiting cycle.

“Coach Franklin kept checking in on us throughout the day,” John said. “No matter where we were, he would pop in. I love the way he handled the process.”

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posted in the thread Is VT ever going to have a top ten recruiting class by Cal Naughton Jr on the Virginia Tech Football Board 3 hours ago
Huge news out of hooville - Beamer statues replacing tom Jefferson statues
Hoos finally with some 'real' history to honor!!!!

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posted in the thread Is VT ever going to have a top ten recruiting class by Cal Naughton Jr on the Virginia Tech Football Board 3 hours ago
He was James Madison bound.... until we offered
He changed his mind in about two seconds.

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posted in the thread Is VT ever going to have a top ten recruiting class by Cal Naughton Jr on the Virginia Tech Football Board 3 hours ago
If VT is able to recapture the state, then it may be close to a Top 10
some years. If a team wants to have a Top 10 class, then it will probably need around 20 4/5-star recruits and no more than 5 3-star recruits. Where VT could get into some trouble is because VA doesn't produce a large number of 5-star and 4-star recruits every year. Also the state doesn't always have the variety of positions at the 4/5-star level. If given the choice between recruiting to fill a need or recruit for Top 10 class, then I would go with the need and let the chips fall where they may with the class ranking. At least it doesn't make sense to recruit too many players at certain positions if it means not having enough depth at other positions.

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posted in the thread Is VT ever going to have a top ten recruiting class by Cal Naughton Jr on the Virginia Tech Football Board 3 hours ago
An 8-4 type season should help keep people excited
I do wonder if a 6-6 type season could halt a lot of the momentum we have though. And I do think there's a real shot that we struggle this season.

If we can somehow get to 9-3 or better though, the rest of the nation should serve notice. The results will only get better as the recruiting improves.

And someone else (maybe you?) mentioned that Clemson's recruiting improved immediately under Dabo... and that is true to an extent. But it didn't immediately get to where it is now. It took a few years to get to this point. Dabo also had the familiarity advantage, since he was a promotion from within rather than a complete outsider to the program. He didn't have to re-establish relationships in new colors as most new HCs have to do.

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posted in the thread Franklin getting $5.8 M a year for 6 years at Penn State. What does by OBX on the Virginia Tech Football Board 3 hours ago
FSU vs Miami was definitely expected to happen quite a bit
The perception was that FSU had a relatively easy road though to the ACCCG and would probably get there more years than not.

However, Miami got stuck with a lot of the better programs at the time the divisions were selected. I think most expected that Miami would get there more than the others in the division but that others like VT and... yes UVA would get chances to represent the Coastal too.

Instead what happened is that Miami fell off a cliff, UVA stagnated into good but not great for a few years before falling apart completely, and Virginia Tech controlled the division for the first several years (winning 5 of the first 7 Coastal championships). And doormat Duke has more ACCCG appearances than Miami. In the Atlantic, FSU was good but not great in those last few Bowden years. Clemson continued to be a sleeping giant for about 7 or 8 years, as they had been for the couple decades or so. Oh yeah, Maryland fell apart as a program too.

And of course, I can just imagine the excitement in Greensboro for the Georgia Tech vs Wake Forest ACCCG in 2006.


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posted in the thread Is VT ever going to have a top ten recruiting class by Cal Naughton Jr on the Virginia Tech Football Board 3 hours ago
Another strong season would be nice to keep people excited
This team has lots of potential on offense. Hopefully it won't experience much growing pain.

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posted in the thread Franklin getting $5.8 M a year for 6 years at Penn State. What does by OBX on the Virginia Tech Football Board 3 hours ago
Likely that Franklin was always out of UVa's reach
Franklin was from Pennsylvania to begin with. Penn State had to buy Franklin out of his Vanderbilt deal.

I seriously doubt UVa could have come up with money, particularly since they had committed to London.

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posted in the thread DT depth--article on hokiesports by wasris on the Virginia Tech Football Board 3 hours ago
Definitely, I fully expect Taylor to be 280 or so in a couple years
As far as our DTs go, I'm not even remotely worried about Settle and Walker. The problem is behind them. Hewitt has decent size. He lacks experience, but I think he'll be OK. I was only saying about Taylor though that if we have to play him at 255, it might not be disastrous. Though I would guess that if we stay healthy we might generally see 3 DTs, giving Taylor only a few snaps a game.

If we stay injury free, we'll be OK. Even one injury though could be a disaster. Especially given that I'm not sure what we really have behind Taylor.

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posted in the thread Is VT ever going to have a top ten recruiting class by Cal Naughton Jr on the Virginia Tech Football Board 3 hours ago
Recruiting is better than it was the last few years under Beamer
But I wouldn't go so far as to say it'll be one of our best ever. But Fuente is still rebuilding our brand from being a stale program to being exciting again.

We should have a good class this year. But I really am interested to see how the Class of 2019 turns out. VT is beginning to be a cool place to go to again. If we can pull in a top 15 class at some point, I'll be ecstatic.

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posted in the thread Might be making the road trip to BC game. Anyone else been to a game there? by Maroon Baboon on the Virginia Tech Football Board 3 hours ago
All of those and Bunker/Breed's Hill & Lexington Green. They're hallowed ground

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posted in the thread DT depth--article on hokiesports by wasris on the Virginia Tech Football Board 3 hours ago
We'll see what Ben Hilgart does with these guys in a year or two
They'll obviously all get bigger. But I don't think you can understate the importance of Tim Settle up front for the defense this year.

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posted in the thread Is VT ever going to have a top ten recruiting class by Cal Naughton Jr on the Virginia Tech Football Board 3 hours ago
True, but the last about 5 to 7 years, this time in the recruiting year
Beamer would have a class ranked in the 30s. Fuente is on track to land one of the Hokies best classes ever. It's much different now from a few years ago in which Clemson was signing top five classes, while Tech was scraping together a borderline top 25 class.

Clemson did sign a great QB, and I'm sure they'll load up with 4-star guys down the stretch.

But let's hope Fuentes signs some of the 4-star prospects still on the Tech recruiting board.

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posted in the thread Franklin getting $5.8 M a year for 6 years at Penn State. What does by OBX on the Virginia Tech Football Board 3 hours ago
UVA would have needed to can London MUCH earlier
Franklin's first year at Penn State was 2014, which was London's 5th year at UVA. And UVA wasn't even seriously considering canning London until after the 2014 season. UVA would have needed to be on the coaching market after the 2012 season to make a run at Franklin. And even at that point, Franklin still likely bolts UVA for Penn State.

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posted in the thread DT depth--article on hokiesports by wasris on the Virginia Tech Football Board 1 day ago
Taylor is about 255
Definitely smaller than what you want out of a DT.... but we've done it before. Jason Lallis early in his career comes to mind.

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started a new thread on the Virginia Tech Olympic Sports 1 day ago
Am I alone remembering a few years and one VT soccer coach ago
how the hooboard generally mocked VT's soccer team for using international students? And now I look at an article about UVA soccer, the UN of sports. I think the hypocrisy will make me ill.

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posted in the thread Franklin getting $5.8 M a year for 6 years at Penn State. What does by OBX on the Virginia Tech Football Board 1 day ago
Tech has to get bigger . . . athletically, academically and financially
In the last four months, I've visited Tennessee, Penn State and Maryland as my kids pick colleges.

I love Virginia Tech, and the Hokies have proven they can play with anyone. But those Big Ten and SEC schools still have a bigger feel.

Obviously we've beated the Buckeyes, the Vols and plenty of other top schools. But stand in Beaver Stadium and you realize Tech has more work to do to compete with upper level teams from the Big Ten and SEC.

That means money, buildings, students, and athletic donations.

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posted in the thread Is VT ever going to have a top ten recruiting class by Cal Naughton Jr on the Virginia Tech Football Board 1 day ago
VT is #23 on 247 Composite.....thinking we'll end up in the 25-30 range

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posted in the thread Does the H back position adapt to the person or vice versa? by Mylo and Myka on the Virginia Tech Football Board 1 day ago
I'm hoping 'aystwn' was a typo of 'a system' and not a swear word...!

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posted in the thread Is VT ever going to have a top ten recruiting class by Cal Naughton Jr on the Virginia Tech Football Board 1 day ago
We're shaping up to have a good class....
But a large part of our high ranking is the high number of commitments. Short of landing a KJ Henry and a couple other four star guys, we're likely going to end up with a class ranked in the mid-20s or so.

And I wouldn't bet on landing Henry. He's Clemson or Bama bound IMO. Though he would start here immediately if he did come to Blacksburg. Think about Hill on one side and Henry on the other....

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posted in the thread Franklin getting $5.8 M a year for 6 years at Penn State. What does by OBX on the Virginia Tech Football Board 1 day ago
Currently have the #1 class according to Rivals
To include a couple of good players from Virginia.

And what does it means with Penn State signs four 4-star OL and the Hokies are fighting to sign a couple of 3-star OL.

Lots of work still to be done.
Link: https://bwi.rivals.com/commitments/football/2018

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posted in the thread Is VT ever going to have a top ten recruiting class by Cal Naughton Jr on the Virginia Tech Football Board 1 day ago
Yes, but Clemson has a lot more high prospects on their board that...
they have a legit shot at. They will finish in the Top 10, and we will likely finish somewhere between 20 and 25 based on the remaining potential haul for both programs as we get to signing day. At this point in time, looking at the average rating of each recruit gives a more accurate picture.

Look, we've chosen to be a system-based, developmental program so we have the potential to get more results with less talent. We can hit Top 10-15 finishes consistently with the talent we bring it assuming we get solid QB play. That's great, but unfortunately, they don't hand trophies out for that.

I'd love to see us strive to hit a top tier class because since recruiting rankings have been done since 2002, not one program has won a national championship without having had at least one Top 5 class in the three years before they won it.

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posted in the thread Any news on DJ Reid? Had not seen mention until the Hutchinson article, by reconhokie on the Virginia Tech Football Board 1 day ago
Surprised about the fumbling thing. If that's your bread & butter...

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posted in the thread Is VT ever going to have a top ten recruiting class by Cal Naughton Jr on the Virginia Tech Football Board 1 day ago
Only because VT has more verbals. VT is full of 3 stars
Clemson is waiting for 4 and 5 stars.

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started a new thread on the Virginia Tech Football Board 1 day ago
Blacksburg Trip Recommendations for Clemson Game
Coming 9/30 for Clemson game. Looking forward to experiencing (hopefully) a night game at Lane Stadium. Enjoyed many years of "Beamer Ball" including his early forays into Death Valley in the mid-80s against Danny. Glad to see Fuente restoring Hokies to respectability and anticipating he will continue to build on last year's success. My wife and I always choose an away game each year to attend and I've been looking forward to this one for several years. Coming up from north Georgia and will have Thursday through Tuesday in the area. Was hoping to take her through Blue Ridge Parkway/ Shenandoah Valley since her birthday is that week. Would appreciate any recommendations for areas to visit/ places to stay/ game day traditions to see. We have thoroughly enjoyed our recent trips to Auburn and Boston and are looking forward to Virginia in the fall. Thanks for any suggestions you can share with us

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posted in the thread Going to see Parris? by dallasvt on the Virginia Tech Wrestling Board 1 day ago
Yeah definitely

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posted in the thread Wagner is 5th, 2 strokes off lead after 3 rounds by Hokie`79 on the Virginia Tech Olympic Sports 1 day ago
Needs Top 8 or so to secure his card for next year, too.
But, I suspect he is thinking about winning...

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posted in the thread Does anyone know if the men's soccer exhibition with Clemson will be by Hokie`79 on the Virginia Tech Olympic Sports 1 day ago
Tech was up 3-0. Ended up 4-4. Clemson scored with 9 seconds
left.
Link: https://twitter.com/VT_MSoccer

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posted in the thread Canes could play in Marlins Stadium. They already do the Miami Beach Bowl by Stech on the Conference Realignment Board 1 day ago
Re: They have not proven in the least that they can get fans to drive an hour
I didn't say their strategy was a good one. I do believe playing in a baseball stadium is a worse strategy.

According to Google, the stadiums are less than 15 minutes apart so distance should not be a factor. Most fans don't from campus anyway.

Miami put 80k in the Orange Bowl when they won. That's the nature of their fan base.

And yes, I would drive an extra 15 minutes, even a hour, to watch my team if it meant sitting in a football stadium. I would not walk across the street to see them in a baseball stadium.

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posted in the thread Going to see Parris? by dallasvt on the Virginia Tech Wrestling Board 1 day ago
You would think. I bet the football reference is Parris though.**

[Post edited by dallasvt at 08/19/2017 8:50PM]

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started a new thread on the Virginia Tech Olympic Sports 1 day ago
Wagner is 5th, 2 strokes off lead after 3 rounds
14 under
Keep the focus tomorrow, JW!

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posted in the thread Going to see Parris? by dallasvt on the Virginia Tech Wrestling Board 1 day ago
Probably Brayton Lee as well

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started a new thread on the Virginia Tech Wrestling Board 1 day ago
Going to see Parris?

[Post edited by dallasvt at 08/19/2017 5:29PM]
Link: https://twitter.com/ROBIEwrestling/status/898654002157568000

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posted in the thread Schedule by jamey1969 on the Virginia Tech Wrestling Board 1 day ago
Ohio state...wish we could have gotten him.

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started a new thread on the Virginia Tech Basketball Board 1 day ago
6'9" 245lb 14yo cousin of an alumni
anyone got a name of this kid?
Link: massive

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posted in the thread Schedule by jamey1969 on the Virginia Tech Wrestling Board 1 day ago
Regarding Stanford...where did McKenna end up?

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posted in the thread Mark Lawrence advances to semis @ US AM,!!! by lax cpa on the Virginia Tech Olympic Sports 1 day ago
Spoiler inside
Loses the semi on the last hole after a looooong eagle on 17 to even up the match.

Good job Mr. LAWRENCE JR. Always enjoyed watching his dad, too.

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started a new thread on the Virginia Tech Olympic Sports 1 day ago
Does anyone know if the men's soccer exhibition with Clemson will be
streamed?

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posted in the thread Schedule by jamey1969 on the Virginia Tech Wrestling Board 1 day ago
Stanford

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posted in the thread Science has proven different people see the same color differently. (LINK) by Stech on the Virginia Tech Basketball Board 1 day ago
Great article. Very succinct.

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posted in the thread Pessimistic view on ESPN's future profitability by PadrosWindup on the Conference Realignment Board 1 day ago
Likely so right now, but if we pick up two more big time football programs
things can change. I am one of the few that thinks that's possible.

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posted in the thread Pessimistic view on ESPN's future profitability by PadrosWindup on the Conference Realignment Board 1 day ago
And that tells you all you need to know about future pecking order.
Money rankings will remain the same. The ACC will always hope to stay in 3rd, which isn't a bad thing.

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posted in the thread Schedule by jamey1969 on the Virginia Tech Wrestling Board 1 day ago
Cornell?
I saw a post on The Mat a few days ago that Koll reported the Cornell schedule included VT.

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posted in the thread SIR: Article about Malcolm Delaney & family on espn.com (link) by JLuge76 on the Virginia Tech Basketball Board 1 day ago
This is near the top of ESPN.com this morning. Great read.

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posted in the thread Domer if you hadn't been such a tight wad, Kelly could've done better. :-) by Stech on the Conference Realignment Board 1 day ago
Money raising supports his boss damn
He basically threw his boss under the bus-- therefore if he has lousy and mediocre record u can bet he won't get extra support ehen evaluation occurs -he's short for notre dame

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posted in the thread Science has proven different people see the same color differently. (LINK) by Stech on the Virginia Tech Basketball Board 1 day ago
As someone who fails the Ishihara test but essentially is able to dist...
...inguish colors, I very strongly suspected this to be the case. Very interesting to see research done in this area and support my assumption though.

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started a new thread on the Virginia Tech Olympic Sports 1 day ago
VT women soccer win
Alani Johnson scores golden goal at 8:14 of 2nd OT for 1-0 win. Games steamed on West Coast Conf website. Download WCC app

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posted in the thread SIR: Article about Malcolm Delaney & family on espn.com (link) by JLuge76 on the Virginia Tech Basketball Board 1 day ago
Couldn't he be arrested for that?

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posted in the thread Anyone know where women's soccer will be streamed Friday night? by Hokie`79 on the Virginia Tech Olympic Sports 1 day ago
GOAL. Tech wins 1-0 in second OT. Finally broke through.
Alani Johnson gets it done.
[Post edited by dallasvt at 08/19/2017 12:35AM]

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