Virginia Tech Recruiting Update, June 26-July 2

Recruiting can be hard to follow for the average fan, as well as those who pay close attention to the team. So to keep up with things, I’ll be putting together a weekly update of Virginia Tech recruiting, with commitments and general updates.

The biggest news surrounding Virginia Tech recruiting last week came on Friday, when Quran Hafiz, a 6-foot-1, 3-star cornerback from Florida committed to Iowa State. Hafiz had narrowed to three schools before Friday, including Iowa State, South Florida and Virginia Tech. Hafiz 32 offers in total, with 10 of those coming from Power 5 programs.

Chesapeake, Va. defensive back Devon Hunter released a top 11 list, including the Hokies.

Hunter, a 4-star prospect from Indian River High School, is one of the best players in the state and would be a big get for Virginia Tech. The Hokies aren’t the only notable program after Hunter. He’s received 29 offers from Power 5 schools, and his top 11 included the likes of Alabama, Clemson, Florida State and North Carolina.

Jordan Williams, also in conversation as one of the best players in Virginia, announced on Twitter that he will make his commitment on August 6. Virginia Tech was named in Williams’ top five, but their order in that list is somewhat unknown. Williams told that Virginia Tech and Tennessee were tied atop his list just a couple of weeks ago, but has given different information since then to other outlets.

To wrap up the football news, several recruits will be visiting Virginia Tech in the coming weeks. Xach Gill (‘17 DT), Tariq Castro-Fields (‘17 ATH), Artur Sitowski (‘18 QB) and Israel Spivey (‘19 ATH) are all reportedly going to visit sometime in July, while Dylan Hopkins (‘18 QB) is trying to schedule a return visit to Blacksburg in the near future.

Nickeil Alexander-Walker, a 2018 commit for Virginia Tech men’s basketball, was invited to the SC30 Select Camp last week. Alexander-Walker was one of 22 prospects who were invited. The camp, hosted by Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and Under Armour, was hosted in the Bay Area and was for the top high school guards in the United States and Canada.

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  1. Can anybody come up with a hokie bird emoji so these kids will stop putting chickens next to our name?

    1. Exactly Mr. Fun. I believe small maketing things like this is what keeps Virginia Tech from being uncooled pick for High school athletes. Recruits want a great school, great game crowds, great coaches, great facilities, but more especially they want a school with a hype fierce logo and apparrel options. College affiliation are your colors for life, i think for a recruit they want their school logo and colors to be fashionable and envied by everybody else.

  2. Actually Iowa State hired the young coach that I really wanted VT to get…

  3. 3 star DB out of Florida to Iowa State, a 3 -9 team last year … gives me hope VT can pull in some of the in-state talent we want despite their having offers from blue blood schools.

  4. Ricky – looks like only Castro-Fields link to profile is working, others come up blank – great article – and great idea to keep everyone organized!

    1. Thanks for pointing that out! The database was updated earlier this morning, hopefully the front-end part updates shortly. I apologize for the inconvenience!

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