Virginia Tech went to the state of New Jersey to land commitment #14. Zach Luckett , a 6-3, 205-pound athlete out of Holy Spirit High School in Absecon, chose the Hokies today over Boston College as well as offers from quite a few schools from the ACC, Big East and Big Ten, respectively. He announced his decision on ESPNU earlier this evening.
A 3-star prospect as rated by Rivals.com and Scout.com, Luckett is an outstanding athlete who could play a variety of positions on the next level. Virginia Tech is recruiting him as a wide receiver, but Luckett has potential to play on either side of the ball.
Holy Spirit head coach Bill Walsh thinks Luckett’s versatility was the biggest reason so many college coaches decided to offer.
“Well, he’s being projected at a lot of different places,” Walsh said in an interview earlier this year. “The reason why I think he’s being recruited so heavily is because he can play multiple positions. He can be a free safety, a strong safety, a running back, a receiver and as his body matures he could play tight end, outside linebacker or defensive end… who knows? Schools like the ability that he could play a lot of different things.”
Luckett, whose primary recruiter from Virginia Tech is Kevin Rogers, is the second prospect to commit to the Hokies this week. Meadowbrook defensive end John Graves committed the Hokies on Monday.
Stay tuned to TSL for comments from Zach on his commitment to Virginia Tech.