Knox Kadum led Rome (GA) to two state championships in 2016 and 2017 but the 6-foot 3-inch, 188-pounder still didn’t land the Power Five offers that usually come with that kind of history.
Auburn recruiting him for a while, as did LSU. Florida State called to check on him recently as well.
None pulled the trigger by extending a scholarship offer.
Then came Virginia Tech.
On the same day that the Hokies lost former four-star quarterback Hendon Hooker to the NCAA Transfer Portal, offensive coordinator Brad Cornelsen was in Rome High School and personally extended a scholarship offer.
Though he was committed to James Madison at the time, Kadum quickly scheduled an official visit to Virginia Tech and backed off of his pledge to the Dukes.
Moments ago, he committed to the Hokies while on the visit.
“Officially a Hokie,” Kadum texted 247Sports after making his pledge.
Picking up a late quarterback was paramount for Virginia Tech, after losing Hooker and former starter Josh Jackson to transfer.
Kadum will sign with Virginia Tech on Wednesday as part of National Signing Day.
He is the 22nd commitment for Virginia Tech in the 2019 recruiting cycle.
Stay tuned to 247Sports for more on this commitment.