3-Star DE Robert Porcher IV Commits To Virginia Tech Hokies

    Three-star defensive end Robert Porcher IV committed to Virginia Tech on Monday, giving the Hokies 25 total commits in the 2017 recruiting class rankings.

    January 23, 2017

    Three-star defensive end Robert Porcher IV committed to Virginia Tech on Monday, giving the Hokies 25 total commits in the 2017 recruiting class rankings. 


    When you’re hot, you’re hot. And right now, Justin Fuente and his staff are on a roll.

    On Monday, the Hokies landed their fourth commit in as many days when 3-star prospect Robert Porcher IV committed to Virginia Tech. Fuente’s team now has 25 total commits in the cycle and has moved up from No. 18 to No. 15 in the 2017 recruiting class rankings.

    Porcher, who’s from Orlando, Florida, is ranked as the No. 85 defensive end in the country and the No. 14 defensive end in the state. He originally committed to Nebraska on June 29 but backed off that pledge on Dec. 12.

    At 6-foot-3, 240 lbs, Porcher will make any offensive tackle’s day a rough one when he lines up on the edge. He uses his hands and disengages well, and he provides excellent backside pursuit. The most important part of his game is the fact he gets to the ball and wraps up when meeting the ball carrier. He’ll make a few tackles in the backfield in Blacksburg.

    As mentioned, he’s simply the latest recruit to buy into what the Virginia Tech staff is selling.

    The Hokies’ recent run of additions began on Friday when they beat out Alabama, Auburn, Florida, North Carolina and Ole Miss for 5-star recruit Devon Hunter, the No. 1 safety in the nation.

    A day later, Virginia Tech added 3-star cornerback Bryce Watts. And, on Sunday, the Hokies managed to flip 4-star recruit Dylan Rivers from Penn State. Rivers is ranked as the No. 14 outside linebacker and No. 201 overall player in the class.

    Fuente has clearly re-energized the program, and it’s showing with about a week left before National Signing Day.

    MORE: 4-Star CB Elijah Gates Announces College Commitment

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