While the Georgetown Hoyas await a decision from the lone remaining uncommitted top prospect in the 2012 class, a prominent member of the 2013 faction has let it be known he intends on coming to the Hilltop.Junior small forward Stephen Domingo committed to the Hoyas, multiples outlets have reported. The California native is ranked No. 30 in CBSSports.com's top 100 list for 2013.According to the CBSSports report,the 6-foot-7 Domingo"has very good skills for someone his size, possessing great shooting range and good ball-handling skills when running the break. Domingo has a high basketball IQ and plays within the offense.""I feel that I can develop as a person and player at Georgetown," Domingo told CBSSports.com. "And my versaility will flourish there."The first member of the Hoyas 2013 class, Domingo picked Georgetown over Stanford, UCLA, Washington and Harvard. In 2013-14 he would join a projected forward rotationincludingrising sophomore's Otto Porter, Greg Whittington and Mikael Hopkins, junior banger Nate Lubick plus incoming freshman Brandon Bolden.
The Virginia Tech Hokies will begin the 2016 football season at Lane Stadium on Saturday, one week before the Battle at Bristol against Tennessee.
Justin Fuente's first game as head coach will come against the Liberty Flames. Here are the details:
Who: Liberty Flames vs. Virginia Tech Hokies
What: Week 1 of the 2016 College football season
When: 12:30 p.m., ET, Saturday, Sept. 3
Where: Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, Va.
TV Channel: ACC Network
Virginia Tech Hokies 2016 football schedule:
Game 1 on Sat., Sept. 3: vs. Liberty, 12:30 p.m. on ACC Network
Game 2 on Sat., Sept. 10: Battle at Bristol vs. Tennessee at Bristol Motor Speedway, 8 p.m. on ABC
Game 3 on Sat., Sept. 17: vs. Boston College, 3:30 p.m. on ESPNU
Game 4 on Sat., Sept. 24: vs. East Carolina, time TBA
Game 5 on Sat., Oct. 8: at North Carolina, time TBA
Game 6 on Sat., Oct. 15: at Syracuse, time TBA
Game 7 on Thu., Oct. 20: vs. Miami, 7 p.m. on ESPN
Game 8 on Thu., Oct. 27: at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. on ESPN
Game 9 on Sat., Nov. 5: at Duke, time TBA
Game 10 on Sat., Nov. 12: vs. Georgia Tech, time TBA
Game 11 on Sat., Nov. 19: at Notre Dame, 3:30 p.m. on NBC
Game 12 on Sat., Nov. 26: vs. Virginia, time TBA
In his first game with the Virginia Tech Hokies, Jerod Evans will be leading the team as the starting quarterback, head coach Justin Fuente announced on Thursday. The quarterback competition started as a two-man race between Evans and fifth-year senior Brenden Motley before a late surge by true freshman Josh Jackson turned it into a three-way battle. In the end, however, the decision was no surprise.
Evans, a junior transfer, began his college career at Air Force in 2013. He transferred to Trinity Valley Community College where he developed into a dynamic talent. In 2015, Evans threw for 395.5 yards per game and 38 touchdowns in just eight games before a wrist injury ended his season.
Rated as the No. 1 dual-threat JUCO quarterback in the country, Evans was recruited by Fuente while he was still at Memphis and chose to follow the head coach to Blacksburg.
New coaches are rarely afforded the opportunity of starting their own recruit in their first season at a new school. Given that and the high potential of Evans as a playmaker, it was ultimately no surprise to hear Fuente peg him as the starter.
The announcement came with one caveat, however. Evans was named the starter specifically for the opener against Liberty, but not beyond that. Granted, Evans would have to play pretty poorly to force Fuente into switching starters the week before the Battle at Bristol against Tennessee, but an opener against an FCS team should allow for Fuente to play multiple quarterbacks. If Motley outplays Evans, perhaps it could reignite the quarterback battle.
Even so, Thursday's announcement shows the starting job is now Evans to lose.
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When Virginia opens the season on Sept. 3 against Richmond, they will have a new quarterback starting under center. Head coach Bronco Mendenhall named junior transfer Kurt Benkert the starting quarterback on Wednesday morning over seniors Matt Johns and Connor Brewer, according to multiple reports.
Benkert was expected to start for ECU just last season, but a knee injury in preseason forced him to miss the entire year. He is considered the most mobile of the three, which given Mendenhall's history with dual-threat quarterbacks, likely was a major factor in the head coach's decision.
As a junior, Benkert was the only candidate with two years of eligibility remaining, a prospect hat reportedly "intrigued" Mendenhall. If Benkert is able to hold on to the position and start next season as well, it would represent a measure of stability Virginia has not known for quite some time.
Overall, UVA has had same Wk 1 starter in back-to-back years just once since 2005… Benkert is 10th diff Wk 1 starter during that stretch.— David Hale (@DavidHaleESPN) August 24, 2016
What likely helped Benkert was the fact that his head coach at ECU, Ruffin McNeill, is now an assistant as UVa. By coming into a school with an offensive system Benkert was familiar with, it eliminated the learning curve most transfers go through with their new teams.
Benkert will replace Johns who was the team's starter last season and co-starter the season before. The fact that the competition was a three-man race at this point in the summer despite Johns' experience was a clear indication that his ability to win back the starting job was in clear jeopardy.
In addition, Mendenhall also announced Johns and Brewer were still competing for the backup role.
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