Jaden Payoute isn’t the only Richmond recruit who has seen his recruitment blow up this month as Manchester OL William Pritchard has received a few power 5 offers this week including one from Virginia Tech.
— Manchester Football (@lancer_footbal) June 6, 2018
Pritchard told us that he was “honored” and “surprised” by the Hokies’ offer. Pritchard added that the Hokies are “high on my list” and that VT is among four schools standing out alongside Tennessee, Syracuse, and Illinois.
Before the offer, Pritchard told us that the Hokies had shown some interest, but that the Hokies’ interest has increased significantly since the whole offensive staff watched his film. Pritchard said that Zohn Burden extended him the offer and said the staff loved how Pritchard plays “physical and angry.”
Pritchard will be on the road this weekend as he is visiting Tennessee today and Virginia Tech Sunday. In addition, Pritchard will be taking an official visit to Illinois next week and is working on setting up an official visit to Syracuse. After that, Pritchard told us that he will be making his collegiate decision on July 1st, making these visits critical for these four frontrunners.
See the full list of Hokies’ visitors this weekend in addition to William Pritchard here.
The good news for the Hokies is Pritchard has taken one other visit to Blacksburg back in March that he said he “enjoyed.” While the Hokies may not get him on-campus for an official visit before he decides, they do have a chance to make a big impression on him ahead of trips to Syracuse and Illinois.
Virginia Tech has jumped right into the hunt for William Pritchard after extending an offer to the fast-rising Richmond offensive lineman. However, the Hokies are an intense battle as Pritchard pushes towards his July 1st decision.
William Pritchard’s Offer List (According to 247 Sports)
- ACC: Virginia Tech, Syracuse
- SEC: Tennessee
- Big 10: Illinois
- AAC: East Carolina, Navy, Temple
- Conference USA: Marshall, Middle Tennessee, Old Dominion, Southern Miss
- MAC: Ohio
- FCS: Chattanooga, Elon, Fordham, James Madison, Monmouth, Richmond, Towson