Hokies Lose Taylor and Jefferson

Chris Horne, SportsWar Recruiting Analyst, on January 20, 2014
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Virginia Tech football’s 2014 recruiting class has dwindled by two. Last Friday, cornerback prospect Cequan Jefferson revealed via Twitter that he is headed to Temple University.

“I will like to announce That i will be going to Temple University” – Jefferson wrote.

As a senior at Henrico High School (Richmond, VA), Jefferson signed a letter of intent with Virginia Tech in February of 2013. He enrolled at Fork Union Military Academy (VA) in August of 2013 after being denied admission to Tech. Jefferson was aiming to gain admission to Tech this month, but it appears he fell short.

This morning, Bishop Ready (Columbus, OH) senior offensive tackle Brady Taylor switched his verbal commitment from Virginia Tech to Ohio State. Taylor revealed the news on Twitter.

“Growing up I was always told to follow my dreams. I am officially committed to THE Ohio State University.” – Taylor wrote.

He added: “Virginia Tech will ways have a special place in my heart and I apologize for letting #hokienation down, this was the best decision for me.”

Taylor took an official visit to Ohio State this past weekend after landing an offer from the Buckeyes earlier in the month. The news is not a surprise as many felt Taylor would switch to Ohio State after the offer came through. Offensive line coach Jeff Grimes’ decision to leave Tech for the same position at LSU likely solidified the talented prospect’s decision.

Virginia Tech now has four offensive line commitments in the class of 2014 – Eric Gallo, Billy Ray Mitchell, Colt Pettit and Tyrell Smith. TSL will have much more from the four remaining commitments this week, so stay tuned for the latest on their commitments and thoughts on Coach Grimes’ departure.

In total, Virginia Tech now has 26 commitments in the class of 2014.

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