Wyatt Teller has given his verbal to Virginia Tech, further enhancing an already impressive under-the-radar group of prospects.
Understandably, fans of the team will be most delighted by the commitment of star cornerback Kendall Fuller, but Teller is an impressive pickup himself.
VTScoop.com helped break the news, and they emphasized the great job Virginia Tech had done in grabbing him from under the noses of their rivals Virginia.
Frank Beamer is one hell of a recruiter, and it's a shame he isn't mentioned amongst the elite. But it's hard to ignore the man when he is stockpiling the best of in-state talent.
If you want to know a little about Teller, this scouting report from Gerry Hamilton is brief but detailed:
"Wyatt Teller is among the most physical prospects in the 2013 class. At defensive end, he is strong at the point of attack. He is a coaches’ dream—ideal physicality, is strong and powerful with his hands, stays on his feet and attacks ball carriers with nasty intentions. He doesn't just look to make sure tackles, but punish ball carriers. While he doesn't show an elite first step and is not going to be an edge rusher more than likely, he makes up for it with a very impressive motor and constantly pursues the ball. When on offense at tackle, he is always looking to hit, runs the feet, and is physical with the hands and in his initial punch as he is at defensive end. He plays through the whistle on the offense side of the ball, and seemingly attacks the game with a relentlessness that not many do. In terms of his body type, the 6-foot-5, 250-pounder has good arm length, natural strength in his hips and lower body; and the frame to add 25 pounds or more in time."
Teller is clearly a talented player when you see that his offer sheet includes the likes of South Carolina, Michigan and Notre Dame.
Teller visited Virgina more and supposedly had a longer relationship with the coaching staff, so why go against analysts who thought you were certain to join their team?
Well, Justin Ferber of streakingthelawn.com reports that Teller grew up a Hokies fan, and so sometimes nothing else matters when you have rooted for a team your whole life.