Virginia Tech Football: Checking in with the 2013 Recruiting Class

Ryan McCartCorrespondent IIIApril 1, 2012

MIAMI - NOVEMBER 13:  Head coach Frank Beamer of the Virginia Tech Hokies watches his team take on the Miami Hurricanes at Dolphin Stadium on November 13, 2008 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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The Hokies are heading into the 2012 season boasting one of the top 25 recruiting classes in the country, and there is no reason to believe that there won’t be more of the same come 2013. Frank Beamer and Virginia Tech have already received verbal commitments from rising high school seniors.

The biggest recruit to commit to Virginia Tech is Holland Fisher. He is a member of ESPN’s top 150 recruits. Fisher is an outside linebacker from Midlothian, Va. His 187-pound frame may raise some questions about how he would fare as a college linebacker, but Alonzo Tweedy has shown that an undersized linebacker can succeed in Bud Foster’s system. He gave his commitment on Feb. 18.

Feb. 18 was a good day for the Hokies. On the same day they received a commitment from Fisher, they also received a commitment from Cequan Jefferson, an athlete from Richmond. He is 5’10” and weighs 161 pounds. He will either be used as a wide receiver or defensive back when he shows up in Blacksburg.

A month after Fisher and Jefferson gave their commitments, the Hokies received verbal commitments from two other players from Virginia. On March 13 safety Anthony Shegog gave his commitment. Shegog is from Stafford, Va. He has been a two-way player in high school (playing defensive back and running back), but he will be a DB for the Hokies.

In an interview with Andy Bitter, Shegog spoke about his decision:

"Virginia Tech is where I think I best fit in. The defensive coordinator, Bud Foster, he’s one of those guys who make you want to go after it and go after the ball. That’s the type of player I am.”

The latest Hokie commit gave his verbal on March 15. Athlete David Prince is from Roanoke, Va. He is six feet tall and weighs in at 175 pounds. Prince is a high school quarterback, but the Hokies expect to use him at receiver.

While these four have already committed to Virginia Tech, one possible commit's name is on the tongue of every member of the Hokie Nation. Cornerback Kendall Fuller is a 5-star recruit and just happens to be the younger brother of Vincent, Corey and Kyle Fuller. The Hokies are considered the favorites to land the youngest Fuller, and if Beamer can get him to commit, then it will make Virginia Tech’s 2013 recruiting class.

It appears that Virginia Tech has gained momentum from the 2012 class and are carrying it over into 2013. Frank Beamer is already off to a great start, and there is no reason to believe that it won’t continue to get better.