Virginia Tech has scored a verbal commitment from Kendrick Holland , a 6’4″, 190-pound wide receiver prospect out of Winter Haven High School in Winter Haven, Florida. Holland also considered scholarship offers from Kentucky, Minnesota, South Florida, and others before giving a pledge to head coach Frank Beamer.
Holland announced his decision via Twitter.
“I just committed to VT! Future HOKIE ”
Holland gives Tech its second commitment from the big recruiting weekend of October 5-7. He and Bethel (Virginia Beach, VA) defensive tackle Ricky Walker were the only uncommitted targets making official visits in Blacksburg that weekend. Walker committed before returning home that weekend.
Holland hauled in 50 receptions for 770 yards his junior season, and through eight games his senior season he has totaled 571 yards and three touchdowns, averaging about 28 yards per catch. Rivals, 247Sports, ESPN, and Scout all rank the Sunshine State standout as a 3-star recruit.
Holland is the third sure-fire wide receiver to commit to the Hokies, joining shorter but speedier wideouts in Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, VA) prospect Jaylen Bradshaw and DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, MD) star Cam Phillips . Athletes such as Javon Harrison and Shawn Payne could end up playing receiver as well. Harrison attends Kathleen High School, which defeated Winter Haven 21-14 earlier this season.
Virginia Tech now boasts 23 verbal commitments in the class of 2014. Three of those players — safety Holland Fisher , cornerback Cequan Jefferson , and running back DJ Reid — signed with Tech in the class of 2013 but are currently doing postgraduate work at Fork Union. Place-kicker Michael Santamaria is included in the list as well but likely won’t enroll until January of 2015.
Stay tuned to TSL for more on Virginia Tech’s latest commitment. In the meantime, check out highlights from the past two seasons.