Will Pritchard commits to Virginia Tech (Twitter Photo)
The Hokies land Manchester big man Will Pritchard
by John Harvey, recruit804
Sunday marked the start of the Virginia High School League’s week-long dead period where coaches and student athletes aren’t allowed to participate in offseason activities.
Will Pritchard generated some newsworthy content when he verbally committed to play football at Virginia Tech.
The Manchester High lineman announced his decision on Twitter.
“All glory to God for blessing me with my talents and opportunities,” Prichard wrote on Twitter. “I want to thank my dad, mom, sister, Coach (Tom) Hall and the rest of the Manchester coaching staff, teammates, Shane Sykes and my friends. You have all helped for me into the person I am today. Thank you to every college and coach that believed in me and made an effort to recruit me. With that being said, I am proud to announce that I am committed to Virginia Tech.”
The 6-foot-3, 290-pound rising senior lineman was a two-way standout for the Lancers last season on both sides of the ball. He earned district and regional honors and helped pave the way for a Manchester offense that averaged 45 points and 450 yards a game last season.
Pritchard had offers from more than 20 schools, but the recruiting picked up during the spring evaluation period when offers from Syracuse, Tennessee, Virginia, Illinois and Virginia Tech offered the versatile lineman.
Football has been in the Pritchard bloodlines. His father played collegiately at the University of Richmond and now serves as an assistant coach on the Lancers staff.
He’s one of three players to give verbal commitments to Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente for the 2019 recruiting class. Pritchard is projected to play center of offensive guard at the next level.
– John Harvey