Recruiting for the Class of 2015 is definitely a primary focus for the Hokies’ coaching staff right now but Virginia Tech is also looking ahead to the Class of 2016 and evaluating recruits. The Hokies have slowly but steadily handed out scholarships to many top prospects in the Class of 2016 including quarterbacks. The Hokies just recently offered a scholarship to a very good quarterback who could end up in Blacksburg.
Class of 2016 quarterback Brandon Peters of Avon High School in Avon, Indiana received a scholarship from the Hokies on his unofficial visit in Blacksburg today. Peters is an intriguing prospect as grades for him are limited but the 247 Sports Composite rankings has him solidly as a four-star recruit. 247 Sports also has him as the second best Class of 2016 prospect from Indiana and the tenth best pro-style quarterback.
Peters is 6-4 and 190 pounds so he has the type of size that is usual for a traditional pro-style quarterback which intrigues Scot Loeffler. On top of that, Peters does have some mobility as proven by how he had 4 rushing touchdowns for his high school team this past fall. Peters did prove that he has tons of upside as he completed over 60% of his passes this past fall and should only get better with two more years as a starting high school quarterback.
Brandon Peters also seemed to enjoy his visit to Virginia Tech via this quote from an article by Steve Wiltfong on 247 Sports about Peters’ offer from the Hokies.
“I really like the campus, its pretty nice,” Peters said. “Coach Scott (Loeffler) is a pretty cool dude and seems like he knows what he’s talking about.
However, a later quote from the same article could be a sign that the Hokies could even be frontrunners for Brandon Peters.
“It’s a school I can really see myself playing at,” Peters said. “Just the way Coach Scott coaches and the way he game plans, I just really like it and feel like I fit in well with him.”
The respect for offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler is quite obvious here and that is something that could be used to the Hokies’ advantage. Peters knows that Loeffler is a very good developer of quarterbacks and taking advantage of their strengths including Tom Brady and Tim Tebow. Peters will visit Iowa next week but the Hokies are probably the early frontrunners even if the Hawkeyes offer him a scholarship.