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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.

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  1. Uses his hands, Good speed, Tall, based on his video he is a very under the radar good catch. Curious, who did the recruiting.

  2. Kid has great hands. Some very impressive catches – especially like the 1-handed reaching catch. . Doesn’t seem to have elite speed or run great routes but at 6’4″ he will be open for jump balls against most D-1 DBs who usually are quite a bit shorter. When running with the ball Holland shows excellent vision and sets up his blockers well.

    1. Good luck with that. Horne continually refers to guys from Spotsylvania county as being from Fredericksburg, our hated rivals. He just doesn’t give a crap.

  3. A true WR. Excellent blocker. That is a much needed trait.

    Can’t wait to see him paired up with Andrew Ford.

  4. I wonder why he got no offers from FSU, Miami or Florida. I hope he is one of those under the rader players that didn’t get much love from his home state schools, only to become a super star at another school! Don’t we have a history of using Florida kis that got no offers from Miami, and they play awesome when we play them?

    Anyways this kid can catch!! 6-4 is a good size for WR.

  5. Kinda funny that he has incompletions in his highlight tape…. you don’t see that too much. Nice grabs by him though, just needed the ball thrown a little bit better and he could be a redzone terror.

  6. tough catches against tight coverage. so many highlight reels are filled with players making catches without a defender within 10 yards. good looking prospect. welcome!

  7. Only a 3 star recruit?? Is there a fine line between a 3 star and a 5 star, because that kid looks like a Larry Fitzgerald.

    1. What?

      Dude is legit, but there is no evidence on the film of him having elite speed, elite quickness, or running great routes. In order to be a 5 star as a WR, you gots to have all three of those.

  8. Looks like a natural wide receiver. This is certainly a need for the program….good get. Congrats on being a HOKIE!

    1. Nice post. There was alot of film on him making catches pretty far away from his body. It looks like you can throw it anywhere near and he vacuums it up.

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