Derrick Nnadi has been rising up many recruiting rankings with a strong senior season at Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach. Nnadi has been a four-star prospect for most of the year but he jumped to 257th in the ESPN 300 not too long ago and has arguably been the top Virginia Tech target since Andrew Brown decided to go to the University of Virginia and Da’Shawn Hand chose to leave Virginia Tech out of his final 3 schools before choosing Alabama. Derrick Nnadi also has Virginia as a lead suitor for him in a battle for a player that seems likely to stay in the state of Virginia.
Virginia Tech has seemed like the frontrunner to end up with Derrick Nnadi but that is definitely far from certain despite the awful season Virginia has had. Nnadi is coming from the talent rich Chesapeake part of the state of Virginia which has seen Quin Blanding and Andrew Brown both commit to Virginia. Blanding has also been an extra recruiter for Mike London and helping a lot in the recruitment in Jamil Kamara. Nnadi also may not see the success of Virginia in 2013 as a big factor and more as a way for him to get early playing time in college.
However, Virginia Tech fans should be confident in the pitch that Virginia Tech has to get Nnadi and bring him to Blacksburg. Nnadi would have the chance to play at the best football program in the state of Virginia and would clearly have a better chance to get to the NFL. Of course, Nnadi would also get to play for one of the best defensive coordinators in college football most likely in Bud Foster. Nnadi could also have the chance to possibly be a starter in 2015 after Luther Maddy graduates or at worst 2016 when Maddy and Corey Marshall will both have graduated by. Virginia Tech has the better pitch to get Derrick Nnadi and now it is up to him to make the decision on what matters to him and where he wants to go.