Nov 28, 2014; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies quarterback Michael Brewer (12) looks to pass in the second quarter at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
2. QB Dwayne Lawson
Four-star dual-threat quarterback Dwayne Lawson of Hillsborough High School in Tampa, Florida was not a player that most fans knew about till a few weeks ago. However, the former Miami commit took an official visit to Blacksburg that seemed to be the turning point in his recruitment.
Since that visit, the Hokies have gained tons of momentum for Lawson while Miami has lost some momentum due to how Brad Kaaya seems to have the starting quarterback job locked down through 2016 or 2017. Lawson knows that he will have the chance to earn playing time a lot sooner in Blacksburg, and the Hokies now are the heavy favorites.
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Lawson is ranked as the 254th best player by the 247 Sports Composite and the 211th best player by ESPN. Lawson is also ranked as the 10th best pro-style quarterback by the 247 Sports Composite, 6th best dual-threat quarterback by ESPN, and 16th best dual-threat quarterback by Rivals.
Scot Loeffler has done a great job of recruiting Lawson from being a Miami commit to likely becoming a Hokie. Lawson will announce his college commitment on January 4th at the Semper Fi All-American Game in what could be the icing on the cake of a strong three days for Virginia Tech on the recruiting trail.
Virginia Tech seems to be the heavy favorites to get Lawson, and no one should be surprised if he ends up committing to the Hokies.
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