Virginia Tech added their fourth commitment to the Class of 2018 on Wednesday evening
The Virginia Tech Hokies nabbed another early verbal commitment for the Class of 2018 on Wednesday night, as recently rated 3-star defensive back Nasir Peoples committed to Virginia Tech.
Peoples, who was initially an unranked safety out of Warminister, Pennsylvania, was given a 3-star rating by 247Sports on Thursday afternoon. In addition to Virginia Tech, the 6’0″, 185 lbs. Peoples held offers from Temple, Rutgers, West Virginia, and Pittsburgh.
He is the 24th-ranked player in the state of Pennsylvania, and is the 70th-ranked player nationally at the safety position. He will likely project to safety at the collegiate level, but is surely capable of playing cornerback as well.
Given the fact that the Hokies have struggled closing on corners over the last couple of recruiting classes, it would not be a surprise to see some of these safety prospects move over to corner in the future, especially if the classes continue to be light at cornerback.
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Peoples joins fellow 3-star recruits in safety Chamarri Connor (Jacksonville, FL), dual threat quarterback DeJuan Ellis (Owings Mills, MD), and athlete Bryce Thompson (Columbia, SC), as the fourth verbal commitment in the 2018 recruiting class.
While the onus has been put on Justin Fuente and his staff to win back the state of Virginia in recruiting over the first handful of cycles, it is interesting to note that all four of the players currently committed to next year’s class are out-of-state prospects.
Winning over blue-chip Virginia recruits is important, but it is clear that the coaching staff will look all up and down the Eastern Seaboard in order to improve the talent pool for the Hokies moving forward.
That is certainly an encouraging sign, and a trend that will continue to be watched as additional commitments become official.