Just this past week, the young man whom some consider the top QB recruit in the class of 2014, David Cornwell, was on campus visiting the Virginia Tech Hokies. With Frank Beamer and crew seemingly having to beat out the Alabama Crimson Tide for his services, visions of Cornwell eventually becoming the Logan Thomas successor were blurry, to put it lightly. Just a few days ago, Cornwell would commit his services to Nick Saban and the Tide and VT was forced to move on.
Well, it didn’t take the Hokies that long to recover from the sting of Cornwell’s decision.
Saturday, Virginia Tech snagged a commitment from one of the nation’s hottest signal-calling recruits, Andrew Ford. Ford is a four-star rated (according to 247sports) pro-style pocket passer that has gained a lot of interest recently. Ford, from Cedar Cliff, Pa., picked the Hokies over the in-state Pittsburgh Panthers and the Virginia Cavaliers.
Last season for Cedar Cliff, Ford tossed for almost 3,000 yards and 35 touchdowns. At 6-3 and 180-pounds, Ford is the prototypical pocket passer that VT was certainly looking for. Ford’s recruiting started to pick up some steam when he earned an MVP accolade back in Feb. at the Nike Elite 11 training camp in Washington D.C.
This was a crucial grab for the Hokies. With this being the final season in Blacksburg for Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech and Frank Beamer need all the options at QB they can possibly get.
Ford becomes the 10th commitment for the 2014 VT recruiting class.