Virginia Tech received a big recruiting boost on the morning of the final day of college football recruiting when it managed to flip previous Ohio State commit Doug Nester. Nester is a big 6-6, 310 offensive lineman from Spring Valley, West Virginia, close to the Ohio border. His team has played in the last 3 consecutive West Virginia state championship in the highest classification, but had the misfortune of falling to Martinsburg all three times.
Nester is a four star recruit. He began to look at other options following Urban Meyer’s retirement as head coach at Ohio State. In addition to Nester’s flip, the Hokies also signed Jaden Cunningham, a three star junior college defensive tackle from Hutchinson, Kansas, and three-star Georgia quarterback Knox Kadum.
That closed out Tech’s 2019 recruiting class at 23 commitments. Rivals rates the class 25th in the nation. Virginia did not add any new recruits on the final day, and also finished with a class of 23, 38th in the country.
By DAN CALLAHAN, The Patriot