Sep 13, 2014; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies quarterback Michael Brewer (12) looks to pass the ball during the second quarter against the East Carolina Pirates at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
Today was a rough day for the Virginia Tech Hokies as the East Carolina Pirates pulled off a massive upset over the Hokies at Lane Stadium. The Hokies’ playoff chances took a hit but weren’t completely eliminated after today’s game. However, there was some good news that broke a few hours ago in recruiting.
Class of 2016 quarterback Logan Byrd of Veterans High School in Kathleen, Georgia was a surprise name to end up visiting Blacksburg given the distance from Georgia to Blacksburg but Byrd helped the Hokies salvage something from a disappointing loss.
This is a big pickup for the Hokies as Byrd is already a fairly highly-rated quarterback that should only get better. Byrd is ranked 258th in the ESPN Jr. 300 while he is ranked 414th in the 247 Sports Composite rankings. Byrd is rated as a four-star prospect by ESPN and a three-star prospect by 247 Sports.
The Hokies have gained some momentum in Class of 2016 recruiting with Byrd being the second commit for the Hokies, joining WR Connor O’Donnell. Scot Loeffler has been the primary recruiter for Byrd and with the lack of a quarterback commit in the Class of 2015, Loeffler could be envisioning Byrd as the next starter after either Chris Durkin or Andrew Ford.
It was a rough day for the Hokies but getting a player like Byrd makes this day a little better.