Oct 4, 2014; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Marquise Williams (12) throws the ball as he is pulled down by Virginia Tech Hokies cornerback Chuck Clark (19) during the second half at Kenan Memorial Stadium. The Virginia Tech Hokies won 34-17. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports
The Virginia Tech Hokies’ coaching staff have been busy the last few weeks making preparations for the Military Bowl and trying to grow their recruiting class. Most of the recruiting focus in on the Class of 2015 with less than two months till their National Signing Day, but the Hokies also have a focus on the Class of 2016.
The Hokies did not have a single commit in the Class of 2015 before the end of 2013, but the Hokies now have three commits from the Class of 2016 with a week left in 2014.
Three-star cornerback Myles Wolfolk of Upper Marlboro, Maryland became the Hokies’ third Class of 2016 commit this morning. Wolfolk chose the Hokies over some other big name programs including Clemson, Boston College, Virginia, Illinois, and NC State.
Wolfolk is ranked as the 56th best cornerback in the Class of 2016 by the 247 Sports Composite, 42nd best by 247 Sports’ traditional rankings, and 38th best by Rivals. The 247 Sports Composite has Wolfolk as the 18th best recruit in Maryland while 247 Sports’ traditional rankings has him as Maryland 13th best recruit, and Rivals has him as Maryland’s 17th best recruit.
Myles Wolfolk already has fairly good size for a cornerback at 6’1” and 185 pounds which makes me wonder if Wolfolk also has the potential to be a safety. However, taller cornerbacks have become more and more of a trend and Wolfolk is one of those cornerbacks that fits that description.
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Wolfolk has solid speed for a cornerback but is a very good athlete that has a great vertical and can break up some passes that you would not be able to otherwise. Wolfolk also knows how to use his size to his advantage which is a valuable skill especially since he will be going against bigger wide receivers at the collegiate level.
Wolfolk has played some wide receiver in high school, and his hands are slightly above-average for a cornerback. Wolfolk seems like a player that could make a rise up the rankings this spring and could potentially become a four-star prospect.
The big thing for the Hokies will now be trying to hang on to Wolfolk with National Signing Day for the Class of 2016 over a year away. However, the Hokies seem to be in good shape to hold on to Wolfolk throughout the process though recruiting can always have its twists and turns.
However, Myles Wolfolk is a very good, under the radar addition to Virginia Tech’s Class of 2016.
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