Westfield QB Noah Kim (Photo courtesy of Barry Thompson)
Virginia Tech gets a winner in Noah Kim
by Jim McGrath, recruitNoVA
Noah Kim’s recruiting journey took quite a favorable and final turn on Thursday as the Westfield junior quarterback received an offer, and then committed to Virginia Tech.
“Beyond blessed to receive an offer and be COMMITTED,” started Kim’s announcement, which posted on Twitter late Thursday afternoon.
Reached by recruitNoVA.com on Thursday evening, the tall, lanky (6-2, 175) signal caller, who helped lead the Bulldogs to 28 of its 37 consecutive wins and a state championship between 2017-2018, was content with his decision.
“My recruitment couldn’t have gone better,” said Kim, whose other offers had come mainly from FCS schools such as Fordham, Sacred Heart and Holy Cross. However, Hokie offensive coordinator and quarterback coach Brad Cornelsen saw the winning pedigree within Kim and invited him to Blacksburg for a visit. Upon stepping on the VT campus, Kim was immediately hooked.
“It felt right,” said Kim. “I stepped on campus and knew I could spend my college career here.”
Last December, there were doubts about his future. In a playoff game against Freedom, Kim was lost in a sea of Eagle tacklers and emerged from the pile with a gruesome leg injury. Despite a valiant comeback, the Bulldogs lost the game 35-28, and the attention of Westfield fans turned to the health of their offensive leader.
Kim, who threw for over 1,700 yards and 22 TD’s in 2018, recovered nicely and the interest in his college services picked up again. While he had to relieve himself of his duties as a guard on the Westfield basketball season last winter, Kim is happy with the overall progress of his pin.
“My leg is 100 percent,” said Kim, who rushed for over 20 touchdowns (12 in 2017) for coach Kyle Simmons’ team, making him a legitimate two-way threat with the football.
Kim plans on possibly majoring in sports medicine, but for now, he is happy to be living in the moment, and can enjoy his senior year without the pressure of making a college decision.
“I am blessed to be a Hokie!”
– Jim McGrath
Editors Note: the offer for Noah Kim and the subsequent commitment happened quickly when Virginia Tech had Atlee QB Tyler Warren (2020 QB 6-5 200) decommit on Wednesday. – AH