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QB Marcus Vick Commits to the Hokies

Quarterback Marcus Vick from Warwick High in Newport News committed to the Hokies in an afternoon press conference today. Vick is the last of the top 10 players in the state of Virginia to announce his choice. He picked Tech over Virginia and Tennessee.

The circus surrounding Vick reached a fever pitch as his announcement approached, although rumors that ESPNews was going to cover the press conference turned out to be unfounded.

According to a press conference observer, Vick said that early playing time availability and the chance to work with new Tech QB coach Kevin Rogers, in a new offense headed by new offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring, were key factors in his decision.

Vick (6-1, 185 pounds, 4.4 forty) broke his brother Michael's career records for passing at Warwick in only two years of playing quarterback. Marcus' two-year totals were 432 passing attempts with 305 completions for 3,992 yards and 40 touchdowns. He also ran for 1,468 yards and 24 touchdowns.

Vick is the #2-ranked recruit in the state of Virginia per Doug Doughty, and a SuperPrep Elite 50 player (ranked the #24 player overall and the #6 QB in the nation). He is a 5-star player (one of just 38 in the nation) and the #2-ranked dual-threat QB by Rivals also rates him the #8 player overall in its Rivals 100 list of the top 100 players in the country. He was also named to Parade Magazine's All-America Team.

Vick's verbal brings Tech's commitment list to 19, 17 of which are in-state players.

For a list of all Virginia Tech verbal commitments for 2002, click here.

For an updated list of Doug Doughty's Top 50 in Virginia and where they're headed, click here.

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