Virginia Tech plans to host two “junior day” recruiting events in the next three weeks. The first takes place on Saturday, March 23, to be followed two weeks later by the second event on April 6. The latter will feature many more prospects, but two of Tech’s early top targets do plan to be in Blacksburg tomorrow.
One is Nolan Kelleher , an offensive line prospect out of Wando High School in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. The 6’5″, 310-pound rising senior offensive tackle has received some quality offers, including Virginia Tech, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Tennessee. The Hokies have been in serious pursuit of the Palmetto State standout for quite some time, having offered last November. Kelleher took a recent visit to Florida State, and we’ll see what he thinks of Blacksburg after tomorrow.
Another top target expected on hand is CJ Reavis , a safety prospect out of Thomas Dale High in Chester, Virginia. Dale is a school Tech has enjoyed recruiting success at in the past, most recently signing touted running back/athlete DJ Reid in the class of 2013.
Reavis, a 6’2″, 200-pound rising senior, has seen his recruiting stock rise steadily. This month alone he has received offers from Connecticut, Nebraska, Ohio State, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and Wisconsin. Boston College, Maryland, North Carolina, N.C. State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and West Virginia offered previously.
Virginia Tech is one of the top contenders, if not the favorite, right now. One of Reavis’ best friends is Virginia Tech rising sophomore safety Desmond Frye , another Dale product. The Hokies, though, have some competition, including North Carolina, Ohio State, and Virginia. South Carolina would also be a serious contender, but right now Steve Spurrier has yet to extend an offer.
Reavis has been to Tech a few times before, and the more times you can get a recruit on campus the better. We’ll see what his reaction is following this latest experience.
Joining Reavis in Blacksburg tomorrow is 6’3″, 285-pound rising junior defensive tackle Darvin Taylor, a player Dale head coach Kevin Tucker refers to as a “man-child.” Taylor has no offers at this point, but Maryland, Virginia, and Virginia Tech are expressing serious interest.
The above prospects won’t be the only ones at Tech tomorrow, but again the April 6 junior day event will be the bigger of the two, numbers-wise. As soon as we get any new confirmations, we’ll be sure to report the news on the TSL Pass Recruiting Board. We’ll have any breaking news and other recruiting reports throughout the weekend as well.