It was a busy week last week, but we’re right back with what you need to know with Virginia Tech on the recruiting trail.
Roundtree lists Hokies in top five
Bobby Roundtree, a defensive end from Largo, FL., listed his top five schools.
Top 5(not in specific order)
(Gets harder everyday)
— Bobby Roundtree (@RoundtreeBobby) October 12, 2016
Roundtree is rated as a 3-star prospect and the 196th-best prospect in the state of Florida, according to the 247Sports composite. The 6-foot-5, 217-pound recruit has 20 scholarship offers, mostly from mid-level FBS schools. Roundtree is one of three defensive ends that Virginia Tech is still heavily recruiting, with the other two being Tyjuan Garbutt and Nathan Proctor.
Tech offers Tennessee decommit
Offensive lineman Jordan Tucker announced his decommitment on Twitter and received an offer from Virginia Tech not long after.
Just need more time to process things pic.twitter.com/smg8qakRII
— jordan tucker (@jordant9779) October 13, 2016
Tucker is a 3-star prospect and is the 71st-best overall player for the state of Georgia in the ’17 class. Tucker goes to Roswell High School in Georgia and is teammates with Virginia Tech commit Malik Willis. Tucker has 15 scholarship offers, including Tennessee, Louisville, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina and South Carolina.
Virginia Tech has landed just one offensive line commitment in this class. Aiden Brown was recruited as an interior lineman, but Tucker, Mekhi Becton and Tyran Hunt are all likely future tackles.
Former offensive line target decommits from South Carolina
TJ Moore, a Class of 2017 offensive lineman from Charlotte, NC. decomitted from South Carolina, putting another Virginia Tech target on the board.
Moore, who already has an offer from the Hokies, is a 6-foot-5, 280-pound lineman and is rated as a 4-star prospect and the fifth-best player in North Carolina. Moore’s offers include Tennessee, East Carolina, Louisville, Maryland, NC State and North Carolina. Moore is a guy who could play either inside or at tackle.
Michigan commit to visit Virginia Tech
Benjamin St-Juste, currently committed to Michigan, will be visiting Virginia Tech at the end of the regular season.
Official Visit set November 26th Virginia Tech 🔶🔸vs Virginia November 19th Michigan🔵 vs Indiana #Decision
— Benjamin St-Juste (@BenjWolfpack24) October 14, 2016
Judging from the wording of that tweet, it sure seems like this is an open recruitment between the two schools. St-Juste is from Montreal and despite being a 4-star recruit, his only two offers are Michigan and Tech. St-Juste committed to Michigan very early in June of 2015, which might explain why schools didn’t give him much of a look.
St-Juste stands and 6-foot-3 and 188-pounds. St-Juste is one of the few cornerbacks Virginia Tech is still recruiting. Donovan Johnson, Harrison Hand are Tech’s top targets, while Ameer Speed and Taurus Carroll could both be last-minute options.
Hollifield among visitors scheduled for Thursday
Dax Hollifield, one of Virginia Tech’s top targets for the Class of 2018, will be visiting this week for Virginia Tech’s game vs. Miami. This will be the third Tech game that Hollifield will have seen this season — he visited for the Battle at Bristol and for North Carolina’s game vs. Virginia Tech.
Virginia Tech basketball will host a few recruits as well.
Class of 2017: Antwan Walker
Class of 2018: Kiyon Boyd
Class of 2019: Wendell Moore, BJ Mack, Armando Bacot
There is a chance that Walker could commit on this visit. He’s considered a huge Virginia Tech lean. Walker is a 3-star prospect and would be the third commitment for the Class of 2017. Walker is a 6-foot-7, 215-pound forward.
Boyd, Moore and Bacot are all high-level prospects that Tech has offered. Mack committed to Virginia Tech in late September with Keyshaun and Kobe Langley.