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Hokies's signee at safety is not immediately eligible, UVa makes an offer to Pennsylvania tight end.
Monday, June 24, 2013
VT signee will go to Fork Union Military Academy
For the second straight year, one of Virginia Tech’s top football signees will have to go to prep school.
Holland Fisher will attend Fork Union Military Academy this fall after failing to qualify academically, according to a report by HokieHaven.com, Virginia Tech’s Rivals affiliate. The site said he remains committed to the Hokies.
Fisher was one of the highest-ranked players in the Hokies’ 2013 signing class, the No. 36 player nationally by 247 Sports and No. 83 by Rivals.
The Hokies held off a late recruiting push by Alabama to sign the 6-foot-1, 196-pound safety, who was selected for the UnderArmour All-America game last year after finishing with 72 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, five sacks and five forced fumbles for Manchester High.
By going to prep school, Fisher will have to re-sign with Virginia Tech next winter if he still intends on coming to Blacksburg. He’ll be a recruitable athlete at FUMA.
The Hokies went through the same thing last year with running back Drew Harris, although continued problems with his transcript led him to enroll in a junior college in Brooklyn this summer. It remains unclear if Harris will qualify for 2013 or come to Virginia Tech, which traditionally has not accepted junior college transfers.
— Andy Bitter
UVa takes football commitment
Virginia has taken a football commitment from Evan Butts, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound tight end from Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, Pa.
Butts, who received an offer from UVa after a workout Saturday morning, is the eighth player to commit to UVa for 2014 and the first tight end.
ACC members Boston College and Pittsburgh were among the 10 Football Bowl Subdivision teams that had made offers to Butts, according to rivals.com
— Doug Doughty
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