Make it five commitments in 11 days including three over the past four days for Virginia Tech as the Hokies landed their latest commitment from three-star QB Dylan Wittke out of Georgia powerhouse Buford HS.
Wittke chose the Hokies over offers from Colorado, Memphis, SMU, East Carolina, USF, Appalachian State, Liberty, Toledo, and more. He is the seventh commit for the Hokies including the fifth offensive one while being the first QB and the first recruit from Georgia to commit to the Hokies in the 2023 class.
He had this to say about why he chose Virginia Tech.
"It really feels like home and I feel (head) coach (Brent) Pry is going to do great turning the program in the right direction," Wittke said.
His Spring Game visit also played a big role in making it clear that the Hokies were the right choice for him.
"It was super impactful. When I came to Blacksburg, everyone I talked to from coaches to players to the fans was super down to earth. The facilities and campus were top notch too, and it really gave me that feeling that VT was the spot for me," Wittke said.
Wittke also has a strong understanding and confidence in how well he'll fit in Virginia Tech's new offense.
"Their offensive scheme fits me perfect, a lot of RPOs and QB runs with the ability to throw it downfield. Knowing my abilities to extend plays and throw it down the field, it makes me fit in well with the offense," Wittke said.
For the Hokies to land Wittke, one of their top 2023 QB targets, should prove quite valuable for a couple different reasons. First, having a QB committed can help with the recruitment of other top offensive targets with QBs having big influence and someone like Wittke at a prominent school like Buford helps. Of course, I think this gets overrated by many often, but it definitely can provide a small boost.
On that note, Wittke did tell us that he and fellow Virginia Tech commit Dante Lovett have a few names in mind of who they want to try to get to join them in the Hokies' 2023 class though he said those names are "classified for now."
Wittke also profiles as a recruit who could see his ratings take off in the coming months after splitting time with Stanford signee Ashton Daniels this past season. It shows as other Power 5 schools including Wake Forest and Kansas have been showing interest with many more certainly having a watchful eye on what Wittke does this fall especially given how much success Buford HS has had and how much Power 5 talent they have produced.
Wittke's commitment continues to build Tech's recruiting momentum as the fifth commitment just in May. Three-star OT Hannes Hammer started the May run off, and has since been followed three-star OT Gabriel Arena, three-star DB Dante Lovett, and three-star WR Marcell Baylor in that order. Of course, Tech's first 2 commits came in April with three-star OL Lance Williams kicking off the 2023 class early in April and three-star DE Jason Abbey committing to Tech just over a week before Hammer.