Quinn Carroll has emerged as one of the top offensive tackles in the country with offers from the East Coast to the West Coast. Yesterday, Carroll cut down his list of 32 offers to his top 6 with the Hokies making the cut.
I'm truly grateful to every school that has offered me a scholarship, and it's been an honor getting to know every coach who has recruited me. That said, after much prayer and many conversations with my family, these are the six programs that I will be considering moving forward. pic.twitter.com/4pGteCi8Sd
— Quinn Carroll (@q_ocarroll) March 7, 2018
Four-star OT Quinn Carroll released his top 6 which included Virginia Tech, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, and in-state Minnesota. The Hokies know that they’ll likely need to get him on campus for an official visit in order to have a more serious chance at gaining his commitment.
The Hokies do have an interesting connection to Carroll as his brother is former Virginia Tech long snapper Collin Carroll. For a Tech program with a tradition of brothers playing in Blacksburg, it appears to be opening a door for the Hokies to have a shot at a recruit that they wouldn’t otherwise have a chance at given that he’s from Minnesota.
Right now, Notre Dame is the favorite according to the 247 Sports Crystal Ball, but there are plenty of schools involved in his recruitment who could be major contenders. The Hokies are likely the longshots, but their family connection opens the door to have a shot at getting him.
The Hokies have made the cut for Quinn Carroll, but have a lot of work ahead of them to have a realistic shot at getting him. Fortunately, they have a family connection that has opened the door for them in his recruitment.
Quinn Carroll in the Recruiting Rankings
Carroll is one of the top 2019 recruits in the country as Rivals ranks him 33rd best nationally, ESPN ranks him 90th, the 247 Sports Composite ranks him 57th, and 247 Sports has him ranked 122nd nationally. Among offensive tackles, Carroll is ranked sixth best by Rivals, eighth best by ESPN, tenth best by the 247 Sports Composite, and 18th best by 247 Sports. All recruiting rankings rank Carroll as the best 2019 recruit in Minnesota.
Quinn Carroll’s Offer List (According to 247 Sports)
- ACC: Virginia Tech, Florida State, Miami, Pittsburgh
- Big 10: Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana, Iowa, Northwestern
- SEC: Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Auburn, Florida, Arkansas, Missouri, Ole Miss, Tennessee
- Big 12: Oklahoma, Iowa State
- Pac-12: USC, Oregon, UCLA, Arizona State, Colorado
- Independent: Notre Dame
- Conference USA: Florida Atlantic
- Sun Belt: Texas State