The Hokies landed 2018 3-star quarterback Quincy Patterson on Monday afternoon.
Justin Fuente and his coaching staff at Virginia Tech have made signing quarterbacks a priority over his short time with the Hokies.
Monday afternoon’s signing of 3-star quarterback Quincy Patterson continued the trend, as the 6’4″, 232 lbs. Chicago product committed to the Hokies over UNC, Penn State, and the University of Central Florida, among others.
Patterson’s style of throwing and running mirrors that of former Virginia Tech quarterback Jerod Evans on film. There is a bit of an unorthodox throwing motion from Patterson, but it is a workable arm slot that can be smoothed out with a year of development as a redshirt player when he arrives on campus in the fall of 2018.
Patterson will certainly push for early playing time regardless of whether or not he is redshirted, and could take on a similar trajectory to quarterback Joshua Jackson, who will be a redshirt-freshman when the season kicks off in September.
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This is certainly a name to keep an eye on in the quarterback room over the next few years, as he provides at the very least, an intriguing depth option for the Hokies. With the commitment, Patterson becomes the fifth member of the 2018 signing class, and the second quarterback in the group, joining 3-star dual-threat quarterback prospect DeJuan Ellis of Owings Mills, Maryland.
With the signing of Patterson, the Hokies have the #15 class nationally in 2018, and the fourth-best class in the ACC, according to 247Sports Composite Rankings. While we are still in the very early stages of this new recruiting cycle, the early momentum of the Hokies on the recruiting trail is a very encouraging sign as Justin Fuente and his staff begin building their roster for years to come.