#87 Westfield TE Harrison Saint Germain (Photo: Sheridan King/recruitNoVA)
The Hokies land a big in-state prospect in Harrison Saint Germain
by Jim McGrath, recruitNoVA
Harrison Saint Germain (c/o 2022, 6-4 1/2 235), the star tight end of the Westfield Bulldogs has possibly completed his college recruitment with a verbal commitment to the Hokies of Virginia Tech.
Tech led a contingency of 15 schools that were interested in Saint Germain. Virginia Tech was one of the few Big Five conference schools interested, but the list included Wake Forest, East Carolina, and Marshall. Not surprisingly, with his 3.78 grade point average, several Ivy League schools (Penn, Columbia, Yale) and two military academies (Army, Air Force) also expressed interest.
Wake Forest, an academically challenging school, with an ACC team on the rise after finishing last season with a bowl bid and winning record was believed to be Saint Germain’s second choice. While some potential recruiters brought baggage (i.e., poor records) to the table, the Bulldog confided to Marc Goldstein of RecruitNoVA last fall that each offer was unique, saying, Nonetheless, Harrison thinks that each offer is perfect in their own way, saying, “These offers are the motivation (to play well). They give me confidence on and off the field as an athlete and a person. Personally, there are no cons that I can see to these offers, they are all perfect because they are giving me the chance to continue playing football.”
— Harrison Saint Germain (@HarrisonSaint87) February 22, 2021
Coaches James Shibest (special teams) and Jack Tyler (linebackers) led the recruitment for head coach Justin Fuente. As noted in the Tech Lunch Pail, the Hokies’ second commit from the Class of 2022 will be interesting to watch with two more seasons of prep football remaining.
Saint Germain could join the likes of Eddie Royal and Sean Glennon, Westfield alums, as notable Blacksburg footballers. However, Hokie fans would be thrilled if he could show the tight end skills of former quarterback Logan Thomas, now a standout with the Washington Football Team.
The Hokies finished the 2020 season at 5-6.
The Bulldogs, who finished the 2019 season as a Class 6 state semifinalist at 13-1, will host West Potomac in its season opener this Saturday.
– Jim McGrath