The summer doldrums continue to drag on, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel! Soon the school year will arrive with Virginia Tech athletics. Before that time comes though there remain some fantastic avenues of getting your Hokie sports fix. Social media has expanded significantly over the last few years. Major sports media outlets have already adopted the use of social media to share their articles and break developing stories rapidly. Individual organizations did not lag far behind and quickly recognized the value of social media for fan outreach and marketing. For those that are already comfortable with social media much of what is below may be old news. For those that aren’t as familiar,
Michigan is set to add Arizona recruiting czar Matt Dudek as its new director of recruiting, according to a report from FootballScoop on Saturday. CBS Sports’s Dennis Dodd confirmed the report, adding that Michigan is expected to formally announce the move at Big Ten media days on Monday. The irony, of course, is that Dudek will leave the staff of former Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez. Dudek had been with Rodriguez shortly after his late 2011 hiring, first as on-campus recruiting coordinator and player personnel director before being named college football’s first general manager after the 2015 season. He helped the Wildcats win the 2014 Pac-12 South championship and was named a finalist for FootballScoop‘s
The West Virginia Mountaineers just picked up their second commitment of the night, this one coming from the country’s No. 2 ranked kicker and punter, Kolton McGhee. McGhee is currently on campus for West Virginia’s Showtime Elite camp, which is currently underway, but took the time to announce his decision on Twitter. McGhee participated in the Kornblue Kicking Camp on West Virginia’s campus last month, placing first in the field goal kicking competition and second in the punting contest, and wowed Mountaineer assistant coach Mark Scott, earning him an invite to this evening’s special one-day camp. The Altoona, Pennsylvania native is rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports, and the top-ranked kicker in the 2019 recruiting class.