College Football Recruiting: Virginia Tech Hokies Set to Host Top 2014 QB

By Tyler Brett
Peter Casey – USA TODAY Sports

The Virginia Tech Hokies were fortunate when Logan Thomas decided to return to school for his senior season, securing the quarterback position for Frank Beamer in 2013. However, VT will have to find a new signal caller to replace Thomas and may have a line on one of the top quarterbacks in the 2014 class. Will the Hokies be able to seal the deal with four-star recruit David Cornwell?

Cornwell is a highly sought recruit rated as the No. 1 pocket passer in the 2014 recruiting class by several recruiting services, holding offers from major programs from all over the country. At 6-foot-5, Cornwell is a big, prototypical drop-back quarterback with a strong arm, quick release and excellent accuracy. He’ll be taking his services on the road for some official visits, starting in Blacksburg this weekend.

The Hokies have their work cut out for them to snag Cornwell’s services. The Alabama Crimson Tide are rumored to be the early favorites in his recruitment and they will be hosting the quarterback after he leaves Blacksburg. Nick Saban isn’t one to let top recruits get away when he has the inside track on a top recruit, but the Hokies can take some hope in the fact they are getting Cornwell into town for a weekend.

Getting Cornwell to commit would be a huge get for the Virginia Tech class. There will be a major need under center when Thomas moves on next season and getting a big, strong-armed quarterback like Cornwell would be a major victory for both the Virginia Tech program and Frank Beamer. Will the Hokies be able to swing Cornwell to Blacksburg?

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