The Virginia Tech Hokies have gotten off to a fairly strong start on the recruiting trail with five commits including 3-star QB Logan Byrd; 3-star CBs Myles Wolfolk, Kareem Felder, and Troy Pride, and 3-star WR Conner O’Donnell who is committed to a grayshirt offer.
One of the most interesting things about the Hokies’ first five commits is the fact that all five of those players are not from Virginia. Last night, the Hokies were able to add a sixth out-of-state commit to their Class of 2016.
#Hokies got a commitment tonight from three-star WR Samuel Denmark of Hanahan, S.C.
— Andy Bitter (@AndyBitterVT) February 23, 2015
Samuel Denmark became the Hokies’ second wide receiver commit of the Class of 2015 along with being the second player from South Carolina to commit to the Hokies, joining Troy Pride Jr.
Denmark is an under-the-radar wide receiver that only has offers from Virginia Tech and Wake Forest currently though many other programs could offer him soon including Clemson, Duke, and Notre Dame. The Hokies will now look to hold on to Denmark throughout the process which will not be easy given the fact that he still is likely to receive a lot more offers.
Not many of the major recruiting sites have much on Samuel Denmark with ESPN not even having a grade on him. Rivals and 247 Sports both have him as a three-star recruit with Rivals ranking him as the tenth best junior in South Carolina while the 247 Sports Composite has him as the eleventh best junior and 103rd best wide receiver.
Denmark is known as a very fast wide receiver with Andy Bitter mentioning how he finished second in the 100 meters with a time of 10.92 seconds in the AAA State Championship in South Carolina. This type of speed is something that makes Denmark an intriguing prospect that could make an early impact upon arrival.
For Shane Beamer, this is the third commit that he has been a recruiter for that has committed to Virginia Tech and his second of this cycle as the primary recruiter with WR Conner O’Donnell being the other. Beamer has taken advantage of his Carolina connections from his time at South Carolina to help get Denmark, O’Donnell, and CB Troy Pride in what is a solid recruiting haul so far.
Samuel Denmark is another quality commitment for the Hokies as Virginia Tech builds a strong foundation for their Class of 2016. However, the Hokies still may have a fight on their hands to make sure they keep him all the way to National Signing Day next February with schools like Clemson and Notre Dame lurking.