Three-star athlete Malik Willis decommitted from Virginia Tech on Thursday, right around the time he announced an offer to play quarterback for Auburn.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. There was a Belk Bowl victory, there was the loss of a recruit. Such was the Thursday evening for Virginia Tech football.
As the Hokies were storming back to score 35 unanswered, second half points to defeat Arkansas in the Belk Bowl, 3-star athlete Malik Willis was decommitting from Virginia Tech’s 2017 class. Willis released the following statement via social media to elaborate on his decision.
“First off I would like to thank Virginia Tech and the coaching staff for the opportunity to continue my education and football career at VT. I would like to briefly take a step back and make sure I’m making the right decision for my future. Thank God for this opportunity. After talking with my family and coached I’ve decided to de-commit and continue to collaborate with my family on this matter.”
Around the same time that he decommitted, Willis, the nation’s No. 72-ranked ATH, announced an offer from Auburn to play quarterback for the Tigers. Throughout the recruitment cycle, he has been pegged at everything from a quarterback to a wideout to a safety, however QB was the position that Willis played primarily in high school. Given the timing of Auburn’s offer, his proximity to The Plains (Willis is from Roswell, Georgia) and the potential to thrive in Gus Malzahn’s read offense, Willis appears like a veritable lock to end up with the Tigers.
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