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Virginia Tech gained their sixth commitment over the past five weeks as three-star QB Tahj Bullock committed to the Hokies today.
COMMITTED‼️— Tahjamell Bullock (@TahjB_12) June 17, 2020
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Bullock chose the Hokies over UCLA, in-state Rutgers, and others with his decision coming days after he took a visit to Blacksburg. Bullock is the Hokies' tenth current commitment and secon from New Jersey, joining three-star DB Jalen Hoyle. His commitment just under a month after the Hokies initially offered and made him a priority target.
Bullock had this to say about his decision to commit to Virginia Tech.
"I feel really good about Tech. I think it’s the best overall place for me to grow as a player as well as a man," Bullock said.
His visit also helped solidify his confidence in choosing the Hokies though it wasn't the decisive factor in his decision.
"I loved the atmosphere up there, and my parents did as well. It played an important role but it wasn’t the deciding factor," Bullock said.
Bullock's relationships with head coach Justin Fuente and offensive coordinator Brad Cornelsen also proved to be an important factor in his decision to choose Virginia Tech.
"They were very important. I built a great relationship with them both and they’ve treated me and my family with nothing but respect and shown a lot of hospitality. Getting to know them as coaches and people, I feel really comfortable around both of them and I know they want the best for their players on and off the field," Bullock said.
Tahj Bullock would seem to fit what Virginia Tech seems to look for in quarterback recruits as someone who is a legitimate dual-threat playmaker that has led his high school team to the top.
As The Athletic's Andy Bitter laid out, Bullock had 2,274 passing yards and 28 passing touchdowns plus 480 rushing yards and 7 rushing touchdowns on his way to winning a state title. His junior season also included plenty of heroics with Bullock leading three game-winning drives inside the final 2 minutes, a simply insane stat that shows how Bullock has proven to step his game up in the highest pressure situations.